(overprint on British stamps) British Administration (usually followed by a place name).
proper noun (Baal, im, -)
(mythology) the supreme male deity of the Phoenician and Canaanitish pantheons; a Mediterranean fertility deity whose worship was characterised by the sexual acts of his followers during periodic rituals, along with occasional human sacrifice and frequent temple prostitution, worshipped as far back as 1400 BCE
(Biblical, plural) the whole class of divinities to whom the name Baal was applied.
(biblical) one of the fallen angels of Satan.
A pagan religion centred on the worship of w:Baal, Baal.
The doctrine of a modern religious sect, which originated in Persia in 1844.
noun (or Bodhi)
(Buddhism) The state of enlightenment that finally ends the cycle of death and rebirth and leads to nirvana
The Shakyamuni Buddha, as he was before his enlightenment in nirvana.
In Mahayana Buddhism, any being who has forestalled their enlightenment until they have completed a vow to bring all other beings into nirvana through the realization of sunyata and the practice of the six perfections.
In Theravada Buddhism, the Buddha Maitreya, from now until his enlightenment.
a Buddhist priest in Japan
(Hinduism) a variant of Brahman
a large domestic fowl from the Brahmaputra region of India
a breed of Indian cattle, Bos indicus
(Hinduism) the creator god, identified with Vishnu and Shiva
A member of the first of the four castes of Hinduism, a sacerdotal class.
A Hindu priestly caste; one of the four varnas or social groups based on occupation in ancient Hindu society.
One who has realized or attempts to realize Brahman, i.e. God or supreme knowledge.
Scholar, teacher, priest, intellectual, researcher, scientist, knowledge-seeker, or knowledge worker.
Social and cultural elite, especially in the New England region of the USA.
A learned person of refined taste and mild manners.
Of or relating to the caste of brahmins.
noun (plural: Buddhas)
Shakyamuni Buddha, Indian spiritual and philosophical teacher and founder of Buddhism; Siddartha Gautama.
Any of the other Buddhas named in Buddhist scriptures.
An enlightened or awakened sentient being.
A statue or image of any Buddha.
The religion and philosophy founded by the Indian teacher w:Gautama Buddha, Gautama Buddha