Bodhi is a Sanskrit/Pāli word which is usually translated into English as “enlightenment”. Thus it is an appropriate name for a Linux distribution utilising the Enlightenment desktop.
The Sanskrit word bodhi is derived from the root budh- which means “to become aware, to awake, to come to know/understand”, from which is also derived the word Buddha “the enlightened one”.
Bodhi also refers to 'Bodhi Tree' in Bodh Gaya, Bihar, India. Holy tree where Gautam Buddha was Enlightened. 'Bodh' means Jnana in Sanskrit. i.e. Knowledge out of Direct Experience of your True Self, which can be translated as Enlightenment.
Trivia: the English word bode is cognate with Sanskrit bodhi.
Bodhi Tree is considered a sacred Tree in Spirituality. It is a Banyan Tree or Sacred Fig tree.
Bodhi Tree is recognizable by its heart-shaped leaves, which are usually prominently displayed. Hence the logo of Bodhi is a Heart Shaped Leaf
In Sanskrit, Pāli, Hindi and other Indian languages, the word bodhi (written in the devanagari script as बोधि) is pronounced /bodʰi/, where the “o” is a pure vowel, as in Spanish, and the “dh” is an aspirated, voiced dental stop (that it, pronounced like an English “d”, but with the tongue tip pressed against the teeth and released with a puff of air).
sudo apt-get install ttf-indic-fonts
After Installation please restart the X server or reboot.
A reasonable pronunciation of “Bodhi” for English-speakers is /boʊdɪ/ (American) or /bəʊdɪ/ (British), to rhyme with “Jody”.