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Mandarin/ si1
Taiwan ssu
Japanese ito / いと
Chinese silk; thread; trace; CL:條|条[tiao2]; classifier: a thread (of cloud, smoke etc), a bit, an iota, a hint (of something) etc
Japanese (surname, female given name) Ito
This term is used in Buddhism, but due to a licensing issue, we cannot show the definition


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Mandarin yún / yun2
Taiwan yün
Japanese kumo / くも
Chinese cloud; CL:朵[duo3]; surname Yun; abbr. for Yunnan Province 雲南省|云南省[Yun2 nan2 Sheng3]
Japanese cloud; (surname, given name) Kumo; (surname, female given name) Un
megha. Cloud, cloudy, abundant.

浮雲


浮云

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Mandarin fú yún / fu2 yun2
Taiwan fu yün
Japanese fu un / ふうん
Chinese floating clouds; fleeting; transient
Japanese (out-dated or obsolete kana usage) (1) drifting cloud; floating cloud; (2) instability
A drifting cloud, e.g. this life, the body, etc; floating clouds

白雲


白云

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Mandarin bái yún / bai2 yun2
Taiwan pai yün
Japanese shirakumo;hakuun / shirakumo;hakun / しらくも;はくうん
Chinese white cloud; Baiyun district of Guiyang city 貴陽市|贵阳市[Gui4 yang2 shi4], Guizhou; Baiyun district of Guangzhou city 廣州市|广州市[Guang3 zhou1 shi4], Guangdong
Japanese white clouds; (place-name) Hakuun; (surname) Shirokumo; (place-name) Shirakumo
This term is used in Buddhism, but due to a licensing issue, we cannot show the definition

祥雲


祥云

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Mandarin xiáng yún / xiang2 yun2
Taiwan hsiang yün
Japanese shouun / shoun / しょううん
Chinese magic cloud; Xiangyun county in Dali Bai autonomous prefecture 大理白族自治州[Da4 li3 Bai2 zu2 zi4 zhi4 zhou1], Yunnan
Japanese (archaism) auspicious cloud; (given name) Shouun; (surname, female given name) Sakumo

積雲

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Mandarin jī yún / ji1 yun2
Taiwan chi yün
Japanese sekiun / せきうん
Chinese cumulus; heap cloud
Japanese (noun - becomes adjective with の) cumulus clouds

雲煙

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Mandarin yún yān / yun2 yan1
Taiwan yün yen
Japanese unen / うんえん
Chinese mist; smoke; cloud
Japanese clouds and smoke; landscape

電子雲

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Mandarin diàn zǐ yún / dian4 zi3 yun2
Taiwan tien tzu yün
Japanese denshiun / でんしうん
Chinese electron cloud
Japanese electron cloud

高層雲

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Mandarin gāo céng yún / gao1 ceng2 yun2
Taiwan kao ts`eng yün / kao tseng yün
Japanese kousouun / kosoun / こうそううん
Chinese altostratus; high stratus cloud
Japanese altostratus clouds

高積雲

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Mandarin gāo jī yún / gao1 ji1 yun2
Taiwan kao chi yün
Japanese kousekiun / kosekiun / こうせきうん
Chinese altocumulus; high cumulus cloud
Japanese altocumulus clouds

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Mandarin wàn / wan4
Taiwan wan
Japanese manji / まんじ
Chinese swastika, a sacred and auspicious symbol in Hinduism, Buddhism, and Jainism
Japanese swastika (esp. a counterclockwise swastika as a Buddhist symbol); fylfot; gammadion; (given name) Manji
sauvastika, 塞縛悉底迦; also styled 室利靺瑳 śrīvatsa, lucky sign, Viṣṇu's breast-curl or mark, tr. by 海雲 sea-cloud, or cirrhus. Used as a fancy form of 萬 or 萬; and is also written in a form said to resemble a curl. It is the 4th of the auspicious signs in the footprint of Buddha, and is a mystic diagram of great antiquity. To be distinguished from 卐svastika, the crampons of which turn to the right; ten thousand


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Mandarin tuán / tuan2
Taiwan t`uan / tuan
Japanese madoka / まどか    dan / だん
Chinese round; lump; ball; to roll into a ball; to gather; regiment; group; society; classifier for a lump or a soft mass: wad (of paper), ball (of wool), cloud (of smoke)
Japanese (personal name) Madoka; (surname, given name) Dan
Round; a ball, mass, lump; a group, company, train-band.

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Mandarin yāng / yang1
Taiwan yang
Japanese hiroshi / ひろし    hiroki / ひろき    ou / o / おう
Chinese agitated (wind, cloud); boundless
Japanese (given name) Hiroshi; (given name) Hiroki; (given name) Ou

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Mandarin yǎn / yan3
Taiwan yen
Chinese (of cloud) forming or rising

九喩

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Mandarin jiǔ yù / jiu3 yu4
Taiwan chiu yü
Japanese kuyu
The nine similes: stars, eye-film, lamp, prestidigitation, dew, bubble, dream, lightning, cloud. There is also another group; nine examples

乱雲

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Japanese ranun / らんうん Japanese rain cloud

五翳

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Mandarin wǔ yì / wu3 yi4
Taiwan wu i
Japanese go ei
The five films, or interceptors of the light of sun and moon— smoke, cloud dust, fog, and the hands of asuras; five cataracts

仙界

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Mandarin xiān jiè / xian1 jie4
Taiwan hsien chieh
Japanese senkai / せんかい
Chinese world of the immortals; fairyland; cloud nine
Japanese dwelling place of hermits; pure land away from the world

十地

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Mandarin shí de / shi2 de
Taiwan shih te
Japanese juuji / juji / じゅうじ
Japanese {Buddh} dasabhumi (forty-first to fiftieth stages in the development of a bodhisattva); (place-name) Juuji
daśabhūmi; v. 十住. The "ten stages" in the fifty-two sections of the development of a bodhisattva into a Buddha. After completing the十四向 he proceeds to the 十地. There are several groups. I. The ten stages common to the Three Vehicles 三乘 are: (1) 乾慧地 dry wisdom stage, i. e. unfertilized by Buddha-truth, worldly wisdom; (2) 性地 the embryo-stage of the nature of Buddha-truth, the 四善根; (3) 八人地 (八忍地), the stage of the eight patient endurances; (4) 見地 of freedom from wrong views; (5) 薄地 of freedom from the first six of the nine delusions in practice; (6) 離欲地 of freedom from the remaining three; (7) 巳辨地 complete discrimination in regard to wrong views and thoughts, the stage of an arhat; (8) 辟支佛地 pratyeka-buddhahood, only the dead ashes of the past left to sift; (9) 菩薩地 bodhisattvahood; (10) 佛地 Buddhahood. v. 智度論 78. II. 大乘菩薩十地 The ten stages of Mahāyāna bodhisattva development are: (1) 歡喜地 Pramuditā, joy at having overcome the former difficulties and now entering on the path to Buddhahood; (2) 離垢地 Vimalā, freedom from all possible defilement, the stage of purity; (3) 發光地 Prabhākarī, stage of further enlightenment; (4) 焰慧地 Arciṣmatī, of glowing wisdom; (5) 極難勝地 Sudurjayā, mastery of utmost or final difficulties; (6) 現前地 Abhimukhī, the open way of wisdom above definitions of impurity and purity; (7) 遠行地 Dūraṁgamā, proceeding afar, getting above ideas of self in order to save others; (8) 不動地 Acalā, attainment of calm unperturbedness; (9) 善慧地 Sādhumatī, of the finest discriminatory wisdom, knowing where and how to save, and possessed of the 十力 ten powers; (10) 法雲地 Dharmamegha, attaining to the fertilizing powers of the law-cloud. Each of the ten stages is connected with each of the ten pāramitās, v. 波. Each of the 四乘 or four vehicles has a division of ten. III. The 聲聞乘十地 ten Śrāvaka stages are: (1) 受三歸地 initiation as a disciple by receiving the three refuges, in the Buddha, Dharma, and Saṅgha; (2) 信地 belief, or the faith-root; (3) 信法地 belief in the four truths; (4) 内凡夫地 ordinary disciples who observe the 五停心觀, etc.; (5) 學信戒 those who pursue the 三學 three studies; (6) 八人忍地 the stage of 見道 seeing the true Way; (7) 須陀洹地 śrota-āpanna, now definitely in the stream and assured of nirvāṇa; (8) 斯陀含地 sakrdāgāmin, only one more rebirth; (9) 阿那含地 anāgāmin, no rebirth; and (10) 阿羅漢地 arhatship. IV. The ten stages of the pratyekabuddha 緣覺乘十地 are (1) perfect asceticism; (2) mastery of the twelve links of causation; (3) of the four noble truths; (4) of the deeper knowledge; (5) of the eightfold noble path; (6) of the three realms 三法界; (7) of the nirvāṇa state; (8) of the six supernatural powers; (9) arrival at the intuitive stage; (10) mastery of the remaining influence of former habits. V. 佛乘十地 The ten stages, or characteristics of a Buddha, are those of the sovereign or perfect attainment of wisdom, exposition, discrimination, māra-subjugation, suppression of evil, the six transcendent faculties, manifestation of all bodhisattva enlightenment, powers of prediction, of adaptability, of powers to reveal the bodhisattva Truth. VI. The Shingon has its own elaborate ten stages, and also a group 十地十心, see 十心; and there are other groups.

卷雲


卷云

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Mandarin juǎn yún / juan3 yun2
Taiwan chüan yün
Chinese cirrus (cloud)

卿雲

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Japanese keiun / keun / けいうん Japanese auspicious cloud; (given name) Keiun

土埃

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Japanese tsuchibokori / つちぼこり Japanese dust; cloud of dust

土煙

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Japanese tsuchikemuri / つちけむり Japanese cloud of dust

垂布

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Mandarin chuí bù / chui2 bu4
Taiwan ch`ui pu / chui pu
Japanese suifu
This term is used in Buddhism, but due to a licensing issue, we cannot show the definition

塵雲


尘云

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Mandarin chén yún / chen2 yun2
Taiwan ch`en yün / chen yün
Chinese dust cloud

塵霧


尘雾

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Mandarin chén wù / chen2 wu4
Taiwan ch`en wu / chen wu
Chinese cloud of dust; smog

夏雲

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Japanese natsugumo;kaun / なつぐも;かうん Japanese summer cloud; summer clouds; (female given name) Natsumo

夕雲

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Japanese yuugumo / yugumo / ゆうぐも Japanese early evening cloud; clouds at sunset

大雲


大云

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Mandarin dà yún / da4 yun2
Taiwan ta yün
Japanese daiun / だいうん    taiun / たいうん    oomo / おおも    ookumo / おおくも
Japanese (given name) Daiun; (given name) Taiun; (surname) Oomo; (surname) Ookumo
This term is used in Buddhism, but due to a licensing issue, we cannot show the definition

如雲


如云

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Mandarin rú yún / ru2 yun2
Taiwan ju yün
Japanese joun / jon / じょうん
Japanese (given name) Joun
like a cloud.

妖雲

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Japanese youun / youn / よううん Japanese ominous cloud

層雲


层云

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Mandarin céng yún / ceng2 yun2
Taiwan ts`eng yün / tseng yün
Japanese souun / soun / そううん
Chinese stratus (cloud)
Japanese stratus

巻雲

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Japanese makigumo / まきぐも    kenun / けんうん Japanese cirrus (cloud)

彌伽


弥伽

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Mandarin mí jiā / mi2 jia1
Taiwan mi chia
Japanese miga
Megha, a cloud; name of one of the bodhisattvas renowned as a healer, or as a cloud-controller for producing rain; (Skt. megha)

惠雲


惠云

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Mandarin huì yún / hui4 yun2
Taiwan hui yün
Japanese eun
This term is used in Buddhism, but due to a licensing issue, we cannot show the definition

慈雲


慈云

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Mandarin cí yún / ci2 yun2
Taiwan tz`u yün / tzu yün
Japanese jiun / じうん
Japanese (given name) Jiun
The over-spreading, fructifying cloud of compassion, the Buddha-heart; also Ciyun, the name of a noted Sung monk.

慶雲


庆云

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Mandarin qìng yún / qing4 yun2
Taiwan ch`ing yün / ching yün
Japanese keiun / keun / けいうん    kyouun / kyoun / きょううん
Chinese Qingyun county in Dezhou 德州[De2 zhou1], Shandong
Japanese (1) auspicious cloud; (2) Keiun era (704.5.10-708.1.11); Kyouun era; Keiun era (704.5.10-708.1.11); Kyouun era

景雲

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Japanese keiun / keun / けいうん Japanese auspicious cloud; (given name) Keiun

曇る

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Japanese kumoru / くもる    kugumoru / くぐもる Japanese (v5r,vi) (1) to get cloudy; to cloud over; to become overcast; (2) to cloud up; to fog up; to mist up; to become dim; (3) to be gloomy; to be clouded (expression); to be downcast; (4) (from 面曇る) (See 照る・てる・2) to look slightly downward (of a noh mask; indicating sadness, grief, etc.); (v5r,vi) (kana only) to mumble; to mutter

朧雲

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Japanese oborogumo / おぼろぐも Japanese altostratus cloud

木耳

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Mandarin mù ěr / mu4 er3
Taiwan mu erh
Japanese kikurage;kikurage / きくらげ;キクラゲ
Chinese edible tree fungus; CL:朵[duo3]
Japanese (kana only) cloud ear mushroom (Auricularia auricula-judae); wood ear mushroom; Jew's ear mushroom; (given name) Mokuji

法雲


法云

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Mandarin fǎ yún / fa3 yun2
Taiwan fa yün
Japanese houun / houn / ほううん    norikumo / のりくも
Japanese (given name) Houun; (surname) Norikumo
dharmamegha. Buddhism as a fertilizing cloud; dharma-cloud

烏雲

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Mandarin wū yún / wu1 yun2
Taiwan wu yün
Chinese black cloud

煙蓋


烟盖

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Mandarin yān gài / yan1 gai4
Taiwan yen kai
Japanese enkai
A smoke cover, i.e. a cloud of incense; canopy of smoke

熱雲

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Japanese netsuun / netsun / ねつうん Japanese glowing cloud

片雲

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Japanese henun / へんうん Japanese speck of cloud; (given name) Hen'un

疑雲

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Mandarin yí yún / yi2 yun2
Taiwan i yün
Japanese giun / ぎうん
Chinese a haze of doubts and suspicions
Japanese cloud of suspicion

砂埃

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Japanese sunabokori / すなぼこり Japanese cloud of dust (sand, etc.)

砂塵

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Japanese sajin / さじん Japanese cloud of dust; sandstorm

砂煙

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Japanese sunakemuri / すなけむり Japanese cloud of sand (dust, etc.)

碧雲

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Japanese hekiun / へきうん Japanese (1) bluish cloud; (2) azure sky; blue sky; (given name) Hekiun

笠雲

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Japanese kasagumo / かさぐも Japanese cap cloud (cloud shaped like an Asian bamboo hat that forms at the peak of a tall mountain)

筋雲

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Japanese sujigumo / すじぐも Japanese (colloquialism) cirrus cloud

紅塵

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Mandarin hóng chén / hong2 chen2
Taiwan hung ch`en / hung chen
Japanese koujin / kojin / こうじん
Chinese the world of mortals (Buddhism); human society; worldly affairs
Japanese cloud of dust; mundane world

紫氣

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Mandarin zǐ qì / zi3 qi4
Taiwan tzu ch`i / tzu chi
Chinese purple cloud (auspicious portent in astrology)

絹雲

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Japanese kenun / けんうん Japanese cirrus (cloud)

網盤

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Mandarin wǎng pán / wang3 pan2
Taiwan wang p`an / wang pan
Chinese online storage space; cloud file storage

羊雲

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Japanese hitsujigumo / ひつじぐも Japanese altocumulus cloud

翳り

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Japanese kageri / かげり Japanese shadow or cloud (e.g. on someone's happiness); shade; gloom; (surname) Kageri

茸雲

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Japanese kinokogumo / きのこぐも Japanese mushroom cloud (from nuclear explosion, etc.)

貯布


贮布

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Mandarin zhǔ bù / zhu3 bu4
Taiwan chu pu
Japanese chofu
This term is used in Buddhism, but due to a licensing issue, we cannot show the definition

赤気

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Japanese sekki / せっき Japanese (1) red cloud; (2) comet

赤鰭

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Japanese akahire;akahire / あかひれ;アカヒレ Japanese (kana only) white cloud mountain minnow (Tanichthys albonubes); Canton danio

身雲


身云

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Mandarin shēn yún / shen1 yun2
Taiwan shen yün
Japanese shinun
The numberless bodies of Buddhas, hovering like clouds over men; the numberless forms which the Buddhas take to protect and save men, resembling clouds; the numberless saints compared to clouds; cloud-bodies

重雲


重云

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Mandarin zhòng yún / zhong4 yun2
Taiwan chung yün
Japanese jūun
This term is used in Buddhism, but due to a licensing issue, we cannot show the definition

陰り

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Japanese kageri / かげり Japanese shadow or cloud (e.g. on someone's happiness); shade; gloom

陰雲

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Mandarin yīn yún / yin1 yun2
Taiwan yin yün
Chinese dark cloud

雨雲

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Japanese amagumo / あまぐも Japanese (See 乱層雲) rain cloud

雲井

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Japanese kumoi / くもい    kumai / くまい Japanese (ateji / phonetic) (1) (archaism) sky; (2) cloud; (3) distant place; high place; (4) imperial court; (place-name, surname) Kumoi; (surname) Kumai

雲堂


云堂

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Mandarin yún táng / yun2 tang2
Taiwan yün t`ang / yün tang
Japanese undō
The assembly hall of a monastery, because of the massed congregation; cloud hall

雲室

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Mandarin yún shì / yun2 shi4
Taiwan yün shih
Japanese unshitsu / うんしつ
Chinese cloud chamber (physics)
Japanese (given name) Unshitsu

雲居


云居

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Mandarin yún jū / yun2 ju1
Taiwan yün chü
Japanese kumoi / くもい    ungo / うんご
Japanese (1) (archaism) sky; (2) cloud; (3) distant place; high place; (4) imperial court; (surname, female given name) Kumoi; (personal name) Ungo
This term is used in Buddhism, but due to a licensing issue, we cannot show the definition

雲層

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Mandarin yún céng / yun2 ceng2
Taiwan yün ts`eng / yün tseng
Chinese the clouds; cloud layer; cloud bank

雲形

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Japanese kumogata;unkei / kumogata;unke / くもがた;うんけい Japanese cloud formations; cloud-shaped; (surname) Kumogata

雲彩

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Mandarin yún cai / yun2 cai5
Taiwan yün ts`ai / yün tsai
Chinese (coll.) cloud; CL:朵[duo3]

雲影

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Japanese unei / une / うんえい Japanese cloud shape

雲朵

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Mandarin yún duǒ / yun2 duo3
Taiwan yün to
Chinese a cloud

雲気

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Japanese unki / うんき Japanese (1) cloud; look of the sky; movement of clouds; (2) kabuki accessory representing a cloud; (3) type of strange mist appearing in the sky, used for divination

雲版


云版

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Mandarin yún bǎn / yun2 ban3
Taiwan yün pan
Japanese unban
A sort of cloud-shaped gong, struck to indicate the hour; cloud-shaped clapper

雲端

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Mandarin yún duān / yun2 duan1
Taiwan yün tuan
Chinese fig. high in the clouds; (in the) cloud (computing)

雲脚

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Japanese kumoashi / くもあし    unkyaku / うんきゃく Japanese (1) cloud movements; (2) overhanging clouds

雲足

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Japanese kumoyu / くもゆ    kumoi / くもい    kumoashi / くもあし Japanese (1) cloud movements; (2) overhanging clouds; (surname) Kumoyu; (surname) Kumoi; (surname) Kumoashi

雲鏡

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Japanese unkyou / unkyo / うんきょう Japanese cloud mirror; mirror nephoscope; reflecting nephoscope

雲門


云门

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Mandarin yún mén / yun2 men2
Taiwan yün men
Japanese unmon / うんもん
Japanese (personal name) Unmon
The Cloud-gate monastery in Guangdong, from which 文偃 Wenyan derived his title; his name was 張雪峯 Zhang Xuefeng; he lived early in the tenth century and founded the 雲門宗 (雲門禪宗), v. 三句.

雲雨


云雨

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Mandarin yún yǔ / yun2 yu3
Taiwan yün yü
Japanese unu
Chinese lit. cloud and rain; fig. sexual intercourse
This term is used in Buddhism, but due to a licensing issue, we cannot show the definition

雲頭

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Mandarin yún tóu / yun2 tou2
Taiwan yün t`ou / yün tou
Chinese cloud

雲鼓


云鼓

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Mandarin yún gǔ / yun2 gu3
Taiwan yün ku
Japanese unku
A drum ornamented with clouds for calling to midday meals; cloud drum

雷雲

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Japanese raiun;ikazuchigumo(ok) / らいうん;いかずちぐも(ok) Japanese thunder cloud

霊台

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Japanese reidai / redai / れいだい Japanese (1) (archaism) observatory for astronomy, cloud-watching, etc.; (2) (abbreviation) (archaism) (See 霊台郎,天文博士) astronomical expert; (3) (archaism) place where the soul is located

霧箱

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Japanese kiribako / きりばこ Japanese cloud chamber

霧雲

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Japanese kirigumo / きりぐも Japanese (See 層雲) fog-like cloud; high fog; stratus cloud

飛雲

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Japanese hiun / ひうん Japanese cloud flying through the sky; (given name) Hiun

鯖雲

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Japanese sabagumo / さばぐも Japanese cirrocumulus cloud

さば雲

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Japanese sabagumo / さばぐも Japanese cirrocumulus cloud

すじ雲

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Japanese sujigumo / すじぐも Japanese (colloquialism) cirrus cloud

乳房雲

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Japanese chibusagumo;nyuubouun / chibusagumo;nyuboun / ちぶさぐも;にゅうぼううん Japanese mammatus (cloud); mammatocumulus; festoon cloud

五色雲


五色云

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Mandarin wǔ sè yún / wu3 se4 yun2
Taiwan wu se yün
Japanese goshiki un
This term is used in Buddhism, but due to a licensing issue, we cannot show the definition

供帳雲


供帐云

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Mandarin gōng zhàng yún / gong1 zhang4 yun2
Taiwan kung chang yün
Japanese kuchō un
The cloud of Bodhisattvas who serve the Tathāgata; cloud of offerers

分子雲

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Japanese bunshiun / ぶんしうん Japanese {astron} molecular cloud

卷層雲


卷层云

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Mandarin juǎn céng yún / juan3 ceng2 yun2
Taiwan chüan ts`eng yün / chüan tseng yün
Chinese cirrostratus (cloud); also written 捲層雲|卷层云[juan3 ceng2 yun2]

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Information about this dictionary:

Apparently, we were the first ones who were crazy enough to think that western people might want a combined Chinese, Japanese, and Buddhist dictionary.

A lot of westerners can't tell the difference between Chinese and Japanese - and there is a reason for that. Chinese characters and even whole words were borrowed by Japan from the Chinese language in the 5th century. Much of the time, if a word or character is used in both languages, it will have the same or a similar meaning. However, this is not always true. Language evolves, and meanings independently change in each language.

Example: The Chinese character 湯 for soup (hot water) has come to mean bath (hot water) in Japanese. They have the same root meaning of "hot water", but a 湯屋 sign on a bathhouse in Japan would lead a Chinese person to think it was a "soup house" or a place to get a bowl of soup. See this: Soup or Bath

This dictionary uses the EDICT and CC-CEDICT dictionary files.
EDICT data is the property of the Electronic Dictionary Research and Development Group, and is used in conformance with the Group's license.

Chinese Buddhist terms come from Dictionary of Chinese Buddhist Terms by William Edward Soothill and Lewis Hodous. This is commonly referred to as "Soothill's'". It was first published in 1937 (and is now off copyright so we can use it here). Some of these definitions may be misleading, incomplete, or dated, but 95% of it is good information. Every professor who teaches Buddhism or Eastern Religion has a copy of this on their bookshelf. We incorporated these 16,850 entries into our dictionary database ourselves (it was lot of work).



Combined, these cover 355,969 Japanese, Chinese, and Buddhist characters, words, idioms, and short phrases.

Just because a word appears here does not mean it is appropriate for a tattoo, your business name, etc. Please consult a professional before doing anything stupid with this data.

We do offer Chinese and Japanese Tattoo Services. We'll also be happy to help you translate something for other purposes.

No warranty as to the correctness, potential vulgarity, or clarity is expressed or implied. We did not write any of these definitions (though we occasionally act as a contributor/editor to the CC-CEDICT project). You are using this dictionary for free, and you get what you pay for.

The following titles are just to help people who are searching for an Asian dictionary to find this page.

Japanese Kanji Dictionary

Free Asian Dictionary

Chinese Kanji Dictionary

Chinese Words Dictionary

Chinese Language Dictionary

Japanese Chinese Dictionary