Definition of Vesak noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



(also Wesak) noun
BrE BrE//ˈvesæk//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈvesæk//
(also Visākha) [usually singular] Religious holidays and festivals
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an important Buddhist festival which celebrates the birth, enlightenment and death of the Buddha See related entries: Religious holidays and festivals Word OriginSinhalese vesak, via Pali from Sanskrit vaiśākha, denoting the month April–May.
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