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There are 13 total results for your cosmos search.

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Characters Pronunciation
Romanization
Simple Dictionary Definition

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Mandarin/ li3
Taiwan li
Japanese ri / り
Chinese texture; grain (of wood); inner essence; intrinsic order; reason; logic; truth; science; natural science (esp. physics); to manage; to pay attention to; to run (affairs); to handle; to put in order; to tidy up
Japanese (1) reason; principle; logic; (2) {Buddh} (See 事・じ) general principle (as opposed to individual concrete phenomenon); (3) (in neo-Confucianism) the underlying principles of the cosmos; (given name) Wataru; (surname) Risaki; (personal name) Ria; (given name) Ri; (female given name) Michi; (personal name) Masaru; (given name) Masashi; (personal name) Masa; (female given name) Makoto; (given name) Tooru; (given name) Tadasu; (given name) Tadashi; (given name) Takashi; (female given name) Sunaho; (female given name) Satoru; (female given name) Satori; (female given name) Satomi; (male given name) Satoshi; (given name) Sadamu; (female given name) Kotoha
siddhānta; hetu. Ruling principle, fundamental law, intrinsicality, universal basis, essential element; nidāna, reason; pramāṇa, to arrange, regulate, rule, rectify.

宇宙

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Mandarin yǔ zhòu / yu3 zhou4
Taiwan yü chou
Japanese uchuu / uchu / うちゅう
Chinese universe; cosmos
Japanese universe; cosmos; space; (given name) Hiroshi; (female given name) Hiroi; (female given name) Haruka; (personal name) Takahiro; (personal name) Takatoki; (surname, female given name) Sora; (female given name) Kozumi; (female given name) Kosumosu; (female given name) Kosumo; (female given name) Kosumikku; (female given name) Kanata; (female given name) Umi; (female given name) Utena; (surname, given name) Uchuu
This term is used in Buddhism, but due to a licensing issue, we cannot show the definition

一如

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Mandarin yī rú / yi1 ru2
Taiwan i ju
Japanese ichinyo / いちにょ
Chinese to be just like
Japanese oneness; (personal name) Kazuyuki
The one ru, i.e. the bhūtatathatā, or absolute, as the norm and essence of life. The 眞如 true suchness, or true character, or reality; the 法性 nature of things or beings. The whole of things as they are, or seem; a cosmos; a species; things of the same order. Name of a celebrated monk, Yiru. V. 一眞; 一實; oneness

六合

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Mandarin liù hé / liu4 he2
Taiwan liu ho
Japanese rikugou / rikugo / りくごう
Chinese the six directions (north, south, east, west, up, down); the whole country; the universe; everything under the sun; Luhe district of Nanjing City 南京市 in Jiangsu 江蘇|江苏
Japanese the universe; the cosmos; (place-name) Rokugou; (place-name, surname) Kuni
This term is used in Buddhism, but due to a licensing issue, we cannot show the definition

太虛


太虚

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Mandarin tài xū / tai4 xu1
Taiwan t`ai hsü / tai hsü
Japanese taiko
Chinese great emptiness; the void; heaven; the skies; universe; cosmos; original essence of the cosmos; Taixu (famed Buddhist monk, 1890-1947)
This term is used in Buddhism, but due to a licensing issue, we cannot show the definition

秋桜

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Japanese akizakura / あきざくら Japanese (See コスモス) cosmos (flower); (female given name) Shuo; (personal name) Shuuou; (female given name) Sakura; (surname, female given name) Kosumosu; (female given name) Kosumo; (female given name) Akira; (female given name) Akisa; (female given name) Akiou; (female given name) Akio; (female given name) Aki; (female given name) Ao

コスモ

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Japanese kosumo / コスモ Japanese cosmos; (personal name) Cosmo

一合相

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Mandarin yī hé xiāng / yi1 he2 xiang1
Taiwan i ho hsiang
Japanese ichigō sō
An organism, a cosmos, or any combined form, e.g. a man, a world; a composite

大宇宙

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Japanese daiuchuu / daiuchu / だいうちゅう Japanese (See 小宇宙) macrocosmos; macrocosm; the universe; the cosmos

宇宙號


宇宙号

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Mandarin yǔ zhòu hào / yu3 zhou4 hao4
Taiwan yü chou hao
Chinese Cosmos, Russian spacecraft series

コスモス

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Japanese kosumosu / コスモス Japanese cosmos; (place-name) Kosmos

一佛世界

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Mandarin yī fú shì jiè / yi1 fu2 shi4 jie4
Taiwan i fu shih chieh
Japanese ichibutsu sekai
A Buddha-cosmos; a world undergoing transformation by a Buddha; a single Buddha-realm

大波斯菊

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Mandarin dà bō sī jú / da4 bo1 si1 ju2
Taiwan ta po ssu chü
Chinese cosmos (Cosmos bipinnatus), flowering herbaceous plant
This page contains 13 results for "cosmos" in Chinese and/or Japanese.



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.

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