Definition of Noble Truth in US English:

Noble Truth


  • Each of the four fundamental tenets of Buddhism ("the four Noble Truths"), which summarize the Buddhist philosophy of life.


Late 19th century; earliest use found in Thomas Rhys Davids (1843–1922), orientalist. From noble + truth [adverb], after Pali ariya-sacca, Sanskrit ārya-satya, lit. ‘truth of the Aryas’ from ārya noble one + satya.


Noble Truth

/ˌnəʊbl ˈtruːθ/