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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Bodhisat  \Bo"dhi*sat\,  Bodhisattva  \Bo`dhi*satt"va\,  Bodhisattwa 
  \Bo`dhi*satt"wa\,  n.  [Skr.  b[=o]dhisattva  (perh.  through  Pali 
  b[=o]dhisatt[=o]);  fr  b[=o]dhi  knowledge,  enlightenment  + 
  sattva  being  essence.]  (Buddhism) 
  One  who  has  reached  the  highest  degree  of  saintship,  so  that 
  in  his  next  incarnation  he  will  be  a  Buddha,  or  savior  of  the 
  world.  --  {Bo"dhi*sat`ship},  n.