adjective noun fortunate, illustrious, sublime, as epithet and title “Lord.” Thus applied to the Buddha (amhākaṃ Bh. and his predecessors. Occurs with extreme frequency of fanciful exegetic explains of the term & its meaning we mention e.g. those at Mnd.142 = Cnd.466; Vism.210 sq. DN-a.i.33 sq. Usual trs. Blessed One, Exalted One.

cp. Vedic bhagavant, fr. bhaga