Definition of Arhat

1. Noun. A Buddhist who has attained nirvana.

Exact synonyms: Arhant, Lohan
Generic synonyms: Deity, Divinity, God, Immortal



Definition of Arhat

1. Noun. (Buddhism) one who has attained enlightenment; a Buddhist saint ¹

2. Noun. (''Jainism'') one of the stages of the ascetic's spiritual evolution, when all passions (anger, ego, deception, greed, attachment, hatred and ignorance) are destroyed; arhanta ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Arhat

1. a Buddhist who has attained nirvana [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Arhat

argyrins
argyrism
argyrite
argyrites
argyro-
argyrodite
argyrodites
argyrol
argyrophil
argyrophilic
argyrophilic cell
argyrophilic fibre
argyroses
argyrosis
argyrotic
arhat (current term)
arhathood
arhats
arhatship
arhatships
arhbarite
arhigosis
arhythmia
arhythmic
arhythmically
aria
arialike
arian
arianist

Literary usage of Arhat

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1. The World's Great Classics by Timothy Dwight, Julian Hawthorne (1899)
"CHAPTER XXXIX Cremation of an arhat—Sermon of a Devotee SOUTH of the city seven li there is a vihara, called the Maha- vihara, where three thousand monks ..."

2. The Chinese reader's manual: A handbook of biographical, historical by William Frederick Mayers (1874)
"... or arhat. The Eighteen Arlian. Sanskrit. Eighteen of the immediate disciples of Buddha ... arhat ..."

3. Sand-buried Ruins of Khotan: Personal Narrative of a Journey of by Mark Aurel Stein (1904)
"A cave in its side was venerated as the approach to "a great rock dwelling " where popular legend supposed an arhat to reside " plunged in ecstasy and ..."

4. A Dictionary of the Päli Language by Robert Cæsar Childers (1875)
"When used with reference to an arhat, it may be translated by " death," since ... death and the annihilation of the arhat are. one and the same thing. ..."

5. The Dhammapada: A Collection of Verses; Being One of the Canonical Books of by Friedrich Max Müller (1881)
"THE VENERABLE (arhat). 90. There is no suffering for him who has finished his journey, and abandoned grief, who has freed himself on all sides, ..."

6. On Yuan Chwang's Travels in India, 629-645 A.D. by Thomas Watters (1904)
"Within the city of P'o (or Sha)-lo-tu-lo was a tope where an arhat had ... Five hundred years after the Buddha's decease a great arhat from Kashmir in his ..."

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