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Mandarin shèng / sheng4
Taiwan sheng
Japanese shou / sho / しょう
Chinese victory; success; to beat; to defeat; to surpass; victorious; superior to; to get the better of; better than; surpassing; superb (of vista); beautiful (scenery); wonderful (view); (Taiwan pr. [sheng1]) able to bear; equal to (a task)
Japanese (1) win; victory; (2) beautiful scenery; scenic spot; (suf,ctr) (3) (ant: 敗・2) counter for wins; (surname, female given name) Masaru; (surname) Masa; (surname) Tou; (male given name) Tsuyoshi; (personal name) Sun; (surname) Suguro; (surname, given name) Sugure; (surname, given name) Suguru; (surname, given name) Suguri; (given name) Shoumin; (given name) Shou; (given name) Katsushi; (surname) Katsuzaki; (surname, female given name) Katsu; (surname, given name) Kachi; (surname) Kaji
jina, victorious, from ji, to overcome, surpass; superior


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Mandarin/ ma1
Taiwan ma
Japanese bo
Chinese ma; mom; mother
Nurse, mother.

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Mandarin/ ci2
Taiwan tz`u / tzu
Japanese yoshimi / よしみ    yasushi / やすし    megumu / めぐむ    megumi / めぐみ    megu / めぐ    chika / ちか    ji / じ    shigeru / しげる    utsumi / うつみ    itsuku / いつく
Chinese compassionate; gentle; merciful; kind; humane
Japanese (personal name) Yoshimi; (given name) Yasushi; (female given name) Megumu; (female given name) Megumi; (personal name) Megu; (female given name) Chika; (surname) Ji; (personal name) Shigeru; (surname) Utsumi; (female given name) Itsuku
Affection (as that of a mother), mercy, compassion, tenderness; mother; kindness

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Mandarin fāng / fang1
Taiwan fang
Japanese hou / ho / ほう    gata / がた    kata / かた
Chinese square; power or involution (mathematics); upright; honest; fair and square; direction; side; party (to a contract, dispute etc); place; method; prescription (medicine); just when; only or just; classifier for square things; abbr. for square or cubic meter; surname Fang
Japanese (1) direction; way; side; area (in a particular direction); (2) side (of an argument, etc.); one's part; (3) type; category; (4) field (of study, etc.); (5) indicates one side of a comparison; (6) way; method; manner; means; (7) length (of each side of a square); (suffix) (1) honorific pluralizing suffix (used only for people); (2) (also かた) around (the time that, etc.); about; (1) (also ほう) direction; way; (2) (honorific or respectful language) person; lady; gentleman; (n,n-suf) (3) method of; manner of; way of; (suffix noun) (4) care of ..; (5) (also がた) person in charge of ..; (6) (also がた) side (e.g. "on my mother's side"); (given name) Michi; (female given name) Masani; (given name) Masashi; (surname) Hon; (surname, female given name) Hou; (surname) Fuon; (surname) Pan; (surname) Ban; (surname) Tokukata; (given name) Tamotsu; (given name) Tadashi; (surname) Kata; (personal name) Ataru
Square; place; correct; a means, plan, prescription; then, now, just; to make even

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Mandarin/ mu3
Taiwan mu
Japanese haha(p);hawa(ok);kaka(ok);omo(ok);iroha(ok);amo(ok) / はは(P);はわ(ok);かか(ok);おも(ok);いろは(ok);あも(ok)
Chinese mother; elderly female relative; origin; source; (of animals) female
Japanese (humble language) (かか was used by children) (See 父) mother
mātṛ, a mother.

得誌


得志

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Mandarin dé zhì / de2 zhi4
Taiwan te chih
Chinese to accomplish one's ambition; a dream come true; to enjoy success

慈母

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Mandarin cí mǔ / ci2 mu3
Taiwan tz`u mu / tzu mu
Japanese jibo / じぼ
Chinese warm, caring mother
Japanese affectionate mother

成功

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Mandarin chéng gōng / cheng2 gong1
Taiwan ch`eng kung / cheng kung
Japanese seikou / seko / せいこう
Chinese success; to succeed; CL:次[ci4],個|个[ge4]; Chenggong or Chengkung town in Taitung county 臺東縣|台东县[Tai2 dong1 xian4], southeast Taiwan
Japanese (noun/participle) success; hit; (given name) Seikou

成就

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Mandarin chéng jiù / cheng2 jiu4
Taiwan ch`eng chiu / cheng chiu
Japanese jouju / joju / じょうじゅ
Chinese accomplishment; success; achievement; CL:個|个[ge4]; to achieve (a result); to create; to bring about
Japanese (n,vs,n-suf) fulfillment; fulfilment; realization; realisation; completion; (given name) Jouju; (given name) Shigenari
siddhi: accomplishment, fulfillment, completion, to bring to perfection; achieved

母女

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Mandarin mǔ nǚ / mu3 nu:3
Taiwan mu nü
Chinese mother-daughter

母子

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Mandarin mǔ zǐ / mu3 zi3
Taiwan mu tzu
Japanese boshi / ぼし
Chinese mother and child; parent and subsidiary (companies); principal and interest
Japanese mother and child; (place-name) Moushi; (place-name) Hahako

祖母

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Mandarin zǔ mǔ / zu3 mu3
Taiwan tsu mu
Japanese sobo(p);baba;ooba;oba;uba / そぼ(P);ばば;おおば;おば;うば
Chinese father's mother; paternal grandmother
Japanese (noun - becomes adjective with の) (See 婆・1) grandmother

聖母

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Mandarin shèng mǔ / sheng4 mu3
Taiwan sheng mu
Japanese seibo / sebo / せいぼ
Chinese Holy Mother; goddess; the Virgin Mary
Japanese (1) holy mother; birth mother of a holy man (or woman); (2) Virgin Mary; (female given name) Maria; (female given name) Madonna

大自然

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Mandarin dà zì rán / da4 zi4 ran2
Taiwan ta tzu jan
Japanese daishizen / だいしぜん
Chinese nature (the natural world)
Japanese nature; Mother Nature

千慮一得


千虑一得

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Mandarin qiān lǜ yī dé / qian1 lu:4 yi1 de2
Taiwan ch`ien lü i te / chien lü i te
Japanese senryoittoku;senryonoittoku / せんりょいっとく;せんりょのいっとく
Chinese a thousand tries leads to one success (idiom, humble expr.); Even without any notable ability on my part, I may still get it right sometimes by good luck.
Japanese (expression) (yoji) Even a fool may sometimes come up with a good idea

失敗は成功の元

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Japanese shippaihaseikounomoto / shippaihasekonomoto / しっぱいはせいこうのもと
Japanese (expression) (idiom) failure teaches success; failure is a stepping-stone to success

失敗是成功之母


失败是成功之母

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Mandarin shī bài shì chéng gōng zhī mǔ / shi1 bai4 shi4 cheng2 gong1 zhi1 mu3
Taiwan shih pai shih ch`eng kung chih mu / shih pai shih cheng kung chih mu
Chinese Failure is the mother of success.

失敗は成功のもと

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Japanese shippaihaseikounomoto / shippaihasekonomoto / しっぱいはせいこうのもと Japanese (expression) (idiom) failure teaches success; failure is a stepping-stone to success

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Mandarin gōng / gong1
Taiwan kung
Japanese kou / ko / こう
Chinese meritorious deed or service; achievement; result; service; accomplishment; work (physics)
Japanese (1) merit; success; meritorious deed; (2) achievement; accumulated experience; (male given name) Tsutomu; (personal name) Kousou; (personal name) Kouji; (personal name) Koushou; (surname, given name) Kou; (given name) Isoshi; (given name) Isao (Isawo); (given name) Isamu; (female given name) Isao; (given name) Isa
Merit, meritorious; achievement, hence 功力 achieving strength, earnest effort after the good).


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Mandarin xiào / xiao4
Taiwan hsiao
Japanese kou / ko / こう
Chinese variant of 效[xiao4]
Japanese efficacy; benefit; efficiency; effect; result; success; (given name) Isao

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Mandarin chuī / chui1
Taiwan ch`ui / chui
Japanese fuki / ふき    sui / すい
Chinese to blow; to play a wind instrument; to blast; to puff; to boast; to brag; to end in failure; to fall through
Japanese (surname) Fuki; (female given name) Sui
To blow; puff, praise; to exhale

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Mandarin zhòu / zhou4
Taiwan chou
Japanese ju / じゅ
Chinese incantation; magic spell; curse; malediction; to revile; to put a curse on sb
Japanese (1) spell; curse; (2) (Buddhist term) dharani; mantra
dhāraṇī 陀羅尼; mantra; an incantation, spell, oath, curse; also a vow with penalties for failure. Mystical, or magical, formulae employed in Yoga. In Lamaism they consist of sets of Tibetan words connected with Sanskrit syllables. In a wider sense dhāraṇī is a treatise with mystical meaning, or explaining it; a mystical invocation

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Mandarin/ du4
Taiwan tu
Japanese to
Chinese to envy (success, talent); jealous
This term is used in Buddhism, but due to a licensing issue, we cannot show the definition

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Mandarin jìn / jin4
Taiwan chin
Chinese wife of mother's brother

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Mandarin/ bi3
Taiwan pi
Chinese deceased mother

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Mandarin/ gu1
Taiwan ku
Japanese shuutome(p);shuuto;shiutome;shiitome(ok) / shutome(p);shuto;shiutome;shitome(ok) / しゅうとめ(P);しゅうと;しうとめ;しいとめ(ok)
Chinese paternal aunt; husband's sister; husband's mother (old); nun; for the time being (literary)
Japanese (See 舅) mother-in-law; (personal name) Sachimi
Paternal aunt, husband's sister, a nun; to tolerate; however; leave.

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Mandarin/ yi2
Taiwan i
Chinese mother's sister; aunt

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Mandarin niáng / niang2
Taiwan niang
Japanese musume / むすめ
Chinese mother; young lady; (coll.) effeminate
Japanese (1) (my) daughter; (2) (See 子・こ・3) girl (i.e. a young, unmarried woman)
Lady, wife, mother, aunt; girl

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Mandarin āi / ai1
Taiwan ai
Chinese see 娭姐[ai1 jie3], father's mother; granny (dialect); respectful form of address for older lady

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Mandarin/ po2
Taiwan p`o / po
Japanese baba / ばば    susukino / すすきの    susuki / すすき    usugi / うすぎ    usuki / うすき
Chinese grandmother; matron; mother-in-law
Japanese (1) (kana only) old woman; (2) (derogatory term) (kana only) hag; bitch; (1) (kana only) old woman; (2) (kana only) joker (card); (personal name) Baba; (personal name) Susukino; (personal name) Susuki; (personal name) Usugi; (personal name) Usuki
A dame, mother, wife, granny, crone ; translit. pa, ba, va, pha, bha, and similar labial sounds; an old lady


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Mandarin nǎi / nai3
Taiwan nai
Chinese mother; variant of 奶[nai3]

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Mandarin/ qi3
Taiwan ch`i / chi
Chinese mountain without vegetation; the residence of one's mother; see also 岵[hu4]

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Mandarin shì / shi4
Taiwan shih
Japanese ji
Chinese to rely on; mother (formal)
This term is used in Buddhism, but due to a licensing issue, we cannot show the definition

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Mandarin jiě / jie3
Taiwan chieh
Chinese mother

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Mandarin jìng / jing4
Taiwan ching
Chinese a mythical animal that eats its mother

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Mandarin yáo / yao2
Taiwan yao
Chinese mother-of-pearl


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Mandarin yáo / yao2
Taiwan yao
Japanese you / yo / よう
Chinese jade; precious stone; mother-of-pearl; nacre; precious; used a complementary honorific; Yao ethnic group of southwest China and southeast Asia; surname Yao
Japanese (female given name) You
Jasper (green), green crystal.

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Mandarin/ ku3
Taiwan k`u / ku
Japanese ku / く
Chinese bitter; hardship; pain; to suffer; to bring suffering to; painstakingly
Japanese (1) pain; anguish; suffering; distress; anxiety; worry; trouble; difficulty; hardship; (2) {Buddh} (See 八苦) duhkha (suffering)
duḥkha, 豆佉 bitterness; unhappiness, suffering, pain, distress, misery; difficulty. There are lists of two, three, four, five, eight, and ten categories; the two are internal, i. e. physical and mental, and external, i. e. attacks from without. The four are birth, growing old, illness, and death. The eight are these four along with the pain of parting from the loved, of meeting with the hated, of failure in one's aims, and that caused by the five skandhas; cf. 四諦.

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Mandarin jǐn / jin3
Taiwan chin
Chinese time of famine or crop failure

お母

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Japanese ofukuro / おふくろ Japanese (irregular kanji usage) (colloquialism) (kana only) one's mother

お袋

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Japanese ofukuro / おふくろ Japanese (colloquialism) (kana only) one's mother

デコ

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Japanese deko / デコ Japanese (1) (abbreviation) (See デコレーション) decoration; ornamental item; (2) (abbreviation) decompensated congestive heart failure; (female given name) Deko; Deko, nickname of Anderson Luis de Souza (1977-), Portuguese soccer player

ママ

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Japanese mama / ママ Japanese (1) mama; mamma; mom; mommy; mum; mummy; mother; (2) female proprietress (of a bar, etc.)

ミス

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Japanese misu / ミス Japanese (noun/participle) (1) (abbr. of the English "mistake") mistake; error; failure; (2) Miss; (3) myth; (female given name) Misu

一花

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Japanese hitohana / ひとはな Japanese (noun - becomes adjective with の) success; one flower; (female given name) Himika; (female given name) Hitoha; (female given name) Hitoka; (female given name) Hideka; (female given name) Hana; (female given name) Kunika; (female given name) Kazuha; (surname, female given name) Itsuka; (surname) Ikka; (surname) Ichihana; (female given name) Ichika

七逆

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Mandarin qī nì / qi1 ni4
Taiwan ch`i ni / chi ni
Japanese shichigyaku
(七逆罪) The seven rebellious acts, or deadly sins — shedding a Buddha's blood, killing father, mother, monk, teacher, subverting or disrupting monks, killing an arhat. V. 梵綱經下.

丈母

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Mandarin zhàng mǔ / zhang4 mu3
Taiwan chang mu
Japanese joubo / jobo / じょうぼ
Chinese wife's mother; mother-in-law
Japanese (See しゅうとめ) wife's mother; mother-in-law

三惑

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Mandarin sān huò / san1 huo4
Taiwan san huo
Japanese sanwaku;sannaku / さんわく;さんなく
Japanese {Buddh} three mental disturbances
A Tiantai classification of the three delusions, also styled 三煩惱; 三漏; 三垢; 三結; trials or temptations, leakages, uncleannesses, and bonds. The first of the following three is common to all disciples, the two last to bodhisattvas. They arise from (a) 見, 思, 惑 things seen and thought, i.e. illusions from imperfect perception, with temptation to love, hate, etc.; to be rid of these false views and temptations is the discipline and nirvāṇa of ascetic or Hīnayāna Buddhists. Mahāyāna proceeds further in and by its bodhisattva aims, which produce their own difficulties, i.e. (b) 塵沙惑 illusion and temptation through the immense variety of duties in saving men; and (c) 無明惑 illusions and temptations that arise from failure philosophically to understand things in their reality; three mental disturbances

三族

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Mandarin sān zú / san1 zu2
Taiwan san tsu
Japanese sanzoku / さんぞく
Chinese (old) three generations (father, self and sons); three clans (your own, your mother's, your wife's)
Japanese three types of relatives (e.g. father, children and grandchildren; parents, siblings, wife and children; etc.)

上來


上来

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Mandarin shàng lái / shang4 lai2
Taiwan shang lai
Japanese jōrai
Chinese to come up; to approach; (verb complement indicating success)
This term is used in Buddhism, but due to a licensing issue, we cannot show the definition

不作

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Mandarin bù zuò / bu4 zuo4
Taiwan pu tso
Japanese fusaku / ふさく
Japanese poor crop; crop failure; (personal name) Fusaku
This term is used in Buddhism, but due to a licensing issue, we cannot show the definition

不覚

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Japanese fukaku / ふかく Japanese (noun or adjectival noun) (1) failure; defeat; mistake; blunder; negligence; indiscretion; (2) unconsciousness; (given name) Fukaku

乳母

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Mandarin rǔ mǔ / ru3 mu3
Taiwan ju mu
Japanese uba;menoto;onba;nyuubo;chiuba;chiomo;chimo;nyuumo;mama / uba;menoto;onba;nyubo;chiuba;chiomo;chimo;nyumo;mama / うば;めのと;おんば;にゅうぼ;ちうば;ちおも;ちも;にゅうも;まま
Chinese wet nurse
Japanese wet nurse; nursing mother; (surname) Uba
This term is used in Buddhism, but due to a licensing issue, we cannot show the definition

乾娘


干娘

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Mandarin gān niáng / gan1 niang2
Taiwan kan niang
Chinese adoptive mother (traditional adoption, i.e. without legal ramifications)

乾媽


干妈

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Mandarin gān mā / gan1 ma1
Taiwan kan ma
Chinese adoptive mother (traditional adoption, i.e. without legal ramifications)

二老

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Mandarin èr lǎo / er4 lao3
Taiwan erh lao
Chinese mother and father; parents

五逆

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Mandarin wǔ nì / wu3 ni4
Taiwan wu ni
Japanese gogyaku
pañcānantarya; 五無間業 The five rebellious acts or deadly sins, parricide, matricide, killing an arhat, shedding the blood of a Buddha, destroying the harmony of the sangha, or fraternity. The above definition is common both to Hīnayāna and Mahāyāna. The lightest of these sins is the first; the heaviest the last. II. Another group is: (1) sacrilege, such as destroying temples, burning sutras, stealing a Buddha's or a monk's things, inducing others to do so, or taking pleasure therein; (2) slander, or abuse of the teaching of śrāvaka s, pratyekabuddhas, or bodhisattvas; (3) ill-treatment or killing of a monk; (4) any one of the five deadly sins given above; (5) denial of the karma consequences of ill deeds, acting or teaching others accordingly, and unceasing evil life. III. There are also five deadly sins, each of which is equal to each of the first set of five: (1) violation of a mother, or a fully ordained nun; (2) killing a bodhisattva in a sangha; (5) destroying a Buddha's stūpa. IV. The five unpardonable sin of Devadatta who (1) destroyed the harmony of the community; (2) injured Śākyamuni with a stone, shedding his blood; (3) induced the king to let loose a rutting elephant to trample down Śākyamuni; (4) killed a nun; (5) put poison on his finger-nails and saluted Śākyamuni intending to destroy him thereby; five heinous crimes

亡母

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Mandarin wáng mǔ / wang2 mu3
Taiwan wang mu
Japanese boubo / bobo / ぼうぼ
Chinese deceased mother
Japanese (See 亡父) deceased mother; late mother

令堂

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Mandarin lìng táng / ling4 tang2
Taiwan ling t`ang / ling tang
Japanese reidou / redo / れいどう
Chinese (honorific) your mother
Japanese (polite language) home; mother

令慈

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Mandarin lìng cí / ling4 ci2
Taiwan ling tz`u / ling tzu
Chinese Your esteemed mother (honorific)

伯母

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Mandarin bó mǔ / bo2 mu3
Taiwan po mu
Japanese uba / うば
Chinese wife of father's elder brother; aunt; (polite form of address for a woman who is about the age of one's mother); CL:個|个[ge4]
Japanese aunt; (surname) Uba

佛母

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Mandarin fú mǔ / fu2 mu3
Taiwan fu mu
Japanese butsubo
(1) The mother of the Buddha, Mahāmāyā, 摩耶 Māyā, or Mātṛkā. (2) His aunt who was his foster-mother. (3) The Dharma or Law which produced him. (4) The prajñā-pāramitā, mother or begetter of all Buddhas. (5) Other "Buddha-mothers", e.g. 准提佛母; 孔雀佛母, etc. Cf. 佛眼.

佳績


佳绩

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Mandarin jiā jì / jia1 ji4
Taiwan chia chi
Chinese good result; success

倒産

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Japanese tousan / tosan / とうさん Japanese (noun/participle) (corporate) bankruptcy; insolvency; commercial failure; failed business

停電


停电

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Mandarin tíng diàn / ting2 dian4
Taiwan t`ing tien / ting tien
Japanese teiden / teden / ていでん
Chinese power cut
Japanese (noun/participle) power outage; electricity outage; blackout; failure of electricity supply

先妣

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Mandarin xiān bǐ / xian1 bi3
Taiwan hsien pi
Japanese senpi / せんぴ
Chinese deceased mother; mother of an ancestor
Japanese one's late mother

先慈

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Mandarin xiān cí / xian1 ci2
Taiwan hsien tz`u / hsien tzu
Chinese deceased mother

入胎

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Mandarin rù tāi / ru4 tai1
Taiwan ju t`ai / ju tai
Japanese nittai
This term is used in Buddhism, but due to a licensing issue, we cannot show the definition

六親


六亲

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Mandarin liù qīn / liu4 qin1
Taiwan liu ch`in / liu chin
Japanese rokushin / ろくしん
Chinese six close relatives, namely: father 父[fu4], mother 母[mu3], older brothers 兄[xiong1], younger brothers 弟[di4], wife 妻[qi1], male children 子[zi3]; one's kin
Japanese the six blood relations
The six immediate relations— father and mother, wife and child, elder and younger brothers; six kinds of blood relations, for which there are various definitions

出世

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Mandarin chū shì / chu1 shi4
Taiwan ch`u shih / chu shih
Japanese shusse / しゅっせ
Chinese to be born; to come into being; to withdraw from worldly affairs
Japanese (noun/participle) success in life; getting ahead; successful career; promotion; climbing the corporate ladder; eminence; (surname) Shutsuse; (surname) Shusse
(1) Appearance in the world e. g. the Buddha's appearing. (2) To leave the world; a monk or nun. (3) Beyond, or outside this world, not of this world; of nirvana character; supramundane

助產


助产

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Mandarin zhù chǎn / zhu4 chan3
Taiwan chu ch`an / chu chan
Chinese to help a mother give birth

勝利


胜利

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Mandarin shèng lì / sheng4 li4
Taiwan sheng li
Japanese masatoshi / まさとし    masato / まさと    suguri / すぐり    shouri / shori / しょうり    katsutoshi / かつとし    akitoshi / あきとし
Chinese victory; CL:個|个[ge4]
Japanese (noun/participle) victory; triumph; conquest; success; win; (male given name) Masatoshi; (given name) Masato; (female given name) Suguri; (given name) Shouri; (s,m) Katsutoshi; (male given name) Akitoshi
This term is used in Buddhism, but due to a licensing issue, we cannot show the definition

勝算


胜算

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Mandarin shèng suàn / sheng4 suan4
Taiwan sheng suan
Japanese shousan / shosan / しょうさん
Chinese odds of success; stratagem that ensures success; to be sure of success
Japanese prospects of victory; chances of success; (personal name) Shousan

北堂

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Japanese hokudou / hokudo / ほくどう Japanese (1) northern pavilion of a house; (2) mother; (given name) Hokudou; (surname) Kitadou

印母

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Mandarin yìn mǔ / yin4 mu3
Taiwan yin mu
Japanese inmo
añjali; the two hands with palms and fingers together— the 'mother' of all manual signs; (Skt. añjali)

及落

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Japanese kyuuraku / kyuraku / きゅうらく Japanese success or failure (in examinations)

叫響


叫响

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Mandarin jiào xiǎng / jiao4 xiang3
Taiwan chiao hsiang
Chinese to gain fame and success

合否

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Japanese gouhi / gohi / ごうひ Japanese success or failure; result

合格

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Mandarin hé gé / he2 ge2
Taiwan ho ko
Japanese goukaku / gokaku / ごうかく
Chinese to meet the standard required; qualified; eligible (voter etc)
Japanese (noun/participle) success; passing (e.g. exam); eligibility

同母

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Japanese doubo / dobo / どうぼ Japanese (See 異母) same mother

同腹

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Japanese doufuku / dofuku / どうふく Japanese born of the same mother; kindred spirits

吹臺


吹台

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Mandarin chuī tái / chui1 tai2
Taiwan ch`ui t`ai / chui tai
Chinese (coll.) to fall through; to result in failure; (of a relationship) to break up

哀子

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Mandarin āi zǐ / ai1 zi3
Taiwan ai tzu
Japanese aiko / あいこ
Chinese son orphaned of his mother
Japanese (female given name) Aiko

喇合

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Mandarin lǎ hé / la3 he2
Taiwan la ho
Chinese Rahab (mother of Boaz)

嚴慈


严慈

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Mandarin yán cí / yan2 ci2
Taiwan yen tz`u / yen tzu
Chinese strict and compassionate; strict as a father and tender as a mother

四波

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Mandarin sì bō / si4 bo1
Taiwan ssu po
Japanese shi ha
An abbreviation for 四波羅蜜菩薩. The four female attendants on Vairocana in the Vajradhātu, evolved from him, each of them a 'mother' of one of the four Buddhas of the four quarters; v. 四佛, etc.

報喜


报喜

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Mandarin bào xǐ / bao4 xi3
Taiwan pao hsi
Chinese to announce good news; to report success

報子


报子

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Mandarin bào zi / bao4 zi5
Taiwan pao tzu
Chinese bearer of good news (esp. announcing success in imperial examinations)

報憂


报忧

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Mandarin bào yōu / bao4 you1
Taiwan pao yu
Chinese to report bad news; to announce failure, shortcoming or disaster

報捷


报捷

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Mandarin bào jié / bao4 jie2
Taiwan pao chieh
Chinese report a success; announce a victory

報條


报条

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Mandarin bào tiáo / bao4 tiao2
Taiwan pao t`iao / pao tiao
Chinese report of success from a candidate to the imperial examination (old); list of deaths

外れ

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Japanese hazure / はずれ Japanese (n,suf) (1) end; verge; extremity; tip; outskirts; (2) miss; failure

外公

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Mandarin wài gōng / wai4 gong1
Taiwan wai kung
Chinese (coll.) mother's father; maternal grandfather

外姓

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Japanese gaisei / gaise / がいせい Japanese mother's family name

外婆

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Mandarin wài pó / wai4 po2
Taiwan wai p`o / wai po
Chinese (coll.) mother's mother; maternal grandmother

大功

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Mandarin dà gōng / da4 gong1
Taiwan ta kung
Japanese taikou / taiko / たいこう
Chinese great merit; great service
Japanese distinguished or meritorious service
This term is used in Buddhism, but due to a licensing issue, we cannot show the definition

大地

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Mandarin dà de / da4 de
Taiwan ta te
Japanese daichi / だいち
Chinese earth; mother earth
Japanese ground; earth; the solid earth; the (vast) land; (personal name) Hirokuni; (personal name) Daidzi; (p,s,g) Daichi; (surname) Daiji; (given name) Taichi; (place-name, surname) Oochi; (place-name, surname) Ooji
Great earth, the whole earth, everywhere, all the land, etc; great ground

大成

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Mandarin dà chéng / da4 cheng2
Taiwan ta ch`eng / ta cheng
Japanese taisei / taise / たいせい
Japanese (noun/participle) completion; accomplishment; attainment of greatness or success; (given name) Hironari; (personal name) Hiroshige; (personal name) Dainari; (given name) Daisei; (given name) Daijou; (place-name, surname) Taisei; (place-name, surname) Oonaru; (place-name, surname) Oonari
Mahāsaṃmbhava. Great completion. The imaginary realm in which (in turn) appeared 20,000 koṭīs of Buddhas all of the same title, Bhīṣmagarjita-ghoṣasvararāja; (Skt. mahāsaṃmbhava)

大方

see styles
Mandarin dà fāng / da4 fang1
Taiwan ta fang
Japanese ookata / おおかた
Chinese generous; magnanimous; stylish; in good taste; easy-mannered; natural and relaxed; expert; scholar; mother earth; a type of green tea
Japanese (n-adv,n) perhaps; almost all; majority; (place-name, surname) Oogata; (place-name, surname) Ookata
This term is used in Buddhism, but due to a licensing issue, we cannot show the definition

大權


大权

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Mandarin dà quán / da4 quan2
Taiwan ta ch`üan / ta chüan
Japanese daigon
Chinese power; authority
The great potentiality; or the great power of Buddhas and bodhisattvas to transform themselves into others, by which e.g. Māyā becomes the mother of 1,000 Buddhas, Rāhula the son of 1,000 Buddhas, and all beings are within the potency of the dharmakāya.

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