Meaning of Buddhology in English:

Buddhology

Pronunciation /bʊˈdɒlədʒi/

noun

  • Originally: a theory or doctrine of the nature or role of the Buddha or a Buddha; the study of Buddhahood. Now usually: the study of Buddhism and Buddhist culture; Buddhist studies.

Origin

Early 20th century; earliest use found in Estlin Carpenter (1824–1927), Unitarian minister and college head. From Buddha + -ology.