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Mandarin/ fu2
Taiwan fu
Japanese hotoke / ほとけ    butsusaki / ぶつさき
Chinese Buddha; Buddhism
Japanese (surname) Hotoke; (surname) Butsusaki
Buddha, from budh to "be aware of", "conceive", "observe", "wake"; also 佛陀; 浮圖; 浮陀; 浮頭; 浮塔; 勃陀; 勃馱; 沒馱; 母馱; 母陀; 部陀; 休屠. Buddha means "completely conscious, enlightened", and came to mean the enlightener. he Chinese translation is 覺 to perceive, aware, awake; and 智 gnosis, knowledge. There is an Eternal Buddha, see e.g. the Lotus Sutra, cap. 16, and multitudes of Buddhas, but the personality of a Supreme Buddha, an Ādi-Buddha, is not defined. Buddha is in and through all things, and some schools are definitely Pan-Buddhist in the pantheistic sense. In the triratna 三寳 commonly known as 三寳佛, while Śākyamuni Buddha is the first "person" of the Trinity, his Law the second, and the Order the third, all three by some are accounted as manifestations of the All-Buddha. As Śākyamuni, the title indicates him as the last of the line of Buddhas who have appeared in this world, Maitreya is to be the next. As such he is the one who has achieved enlightenment, having discovered the essential evil of existence (some say mundane existence, others all existence), and the way of deliverance from the constant round of reincarnations; this way is through the moral life into nirvana, by means of self-abnegation, the monastic life, and meditation. By this method a Buddha, or enlightened one, himself obtains Supreme Enlightenment, or Omniscience, and according to Māhāyanism leads all beings into the same enlightenment. He sees things not as they seem in their phenomenal but in their noumenal aspects, as they really are. The term is also applied to those who understand the chain of causality (twelve nidānas) and have attained enlightenment surpassing that of the arhat. Four types of the Buddha are referred to: (1) 三藏佛the Buddha of the Tripiṭaka who attained enlightenment on the bare ground under the bodhi-tree; (2) 通佛the Buddha on the deva robe under the bodhi-tree of the seven precious things; (3) 別佛the Buddha on the great precious Lotus throne under the Lotus realm bodhi-tree; and (4) 圓佛the Buddha on the throne of Space in the realm of eternal rest and glory where he is Vairocana. The Hīnayāna only admits the existence of one Buddha at a time; Mahāyāna claims the existence of many Buddhas at one and the same time, as many Buddhas as there are Buddha-universes, which are infinite in number.


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Mandarin róng / rong2
Taiwan jung
Japanese mie / みえ    takaei / takae / たかえい    sakae / さかえ    eifuku / efuku / えいふく    eiji / eji / えいじ    ei / e / えい
Chinese glory; honor; thriving; surname Rong
Japanese (surname) Mie; (surname) Takaei; (surname, female given name) Sakae; (personal name) Eifuku; (personal name) Eiji; (female given name) Ei
Glory, splendour; flourish


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Mandarin huá / hua2
Taiwan hua
Japanese ririka / りりか    ran / らん    madoka / まどか    furooria / ふろーりあ    fua / ふあ    hikari / ひかり    hanna / はんな    haruka / はるか    haru / はる    hana / はな    teru / てる    kemeko / けめこ    kirara / きらら    kana / かな    kasumi / かすみ    kazashi / かざし    kaoru / かおる    ka / か    aki / あき
Chinese magnificent; splendid; flowery; old variant of 花[hua1]; flower; Mt Hua 華山|华山 in Shaanxi; surname Hua; abbr. for China
Japanese (1) flower; blossom; bloom; petal; (2) cherry blossom; (3) beauty; (4) blooming (esp. of cherry blossoms); (5) ikebana; (6) (abbreviation) Japanese playing cards; (7) (the) best; (female given name) Ririka; (female given name) Ran; (female given name) Madoka; (female given name) Furo-ria; (personal name) Fua; (female given name) Hikari; (female given name) Hanna; (female given name) Haruka; (female given name) Haru; (surname, female given name) Hana; (female given name) Teru; (female given name) Kemeko; (female given name) Kirara; (female given name) Kana; (personal name) Kasumi; (female given name) Kazashi; (m,f) Kaoru; (surname, given name) Ka; (female given name) Aki
kusuma; puṣpa; padma; a flower, blossom; flowery; especially the lotus; also 花, which also means pleasure, vice; to spend, waste, profligate. 華 also means splendour, glory, ornate; to decorate; China.

佛光

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Mandarin fó guāng / fo2 guang1
Taiwan fo kuang
Japanese bukkō
Chinese Buddha's teachings; aura (around the head of Buddha)
The light of Buddha, spiritual enlightenment; halo, glory; light of the Buddha

精華

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Mandarin jīng huá / jing1 hua2
Taiwan ching hua
Japanese seika / seka / せいか
Chinese best feature; most important part of an object; quintessence; essence; soul
Japanese flower; essence; glory; (f,p) Seika

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Mandarin róng / rong2
Taiwan jung
Japanese ron / ロン    ei / e / えい
Chinese Japanese variant of 榮|荣[rong2]
Japanese (kana only) (abbreviation) {mahj} (See ロンホー) winning by picking up a discarded tile (chi:); glory; prosperity; (given name) Yon; (surname, given name) Hisashi; (surname, given name) Shigeru; (p,s,f) Sakae; (surname, given name) Sakai; (surname, female given name) Ei; (female given name) Ikue

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Mandarin tōng / tong1
Taiwan t`ung / tung
Japanese tsuu / tsu / つう
Chinese classifier for an activity, taken in its entirety (tirade of abuse, stint of music playing, bout of drinking etc); to go through; to know well; (suffix) expert; to connect; to communicate; open; to clear; classifier for letters, telegrams, phone calls etc
Japanese (adj-na,n-suf) (1) connoisseur; authority; (counter) (2) counter for letters, notes, documents, etc.; (given name) Michiaki; (surname, female given name) Michi; (given name) Hiraku; (given name) Tooru; (place-name) Toori; (surname) Tsuuzaki; (female given name) Tsuu; (place-name) Kayoi; (female given name) Kayo; (personal name) Ikariya
Permeate, pass through, pervade; perceive, know thoroughly; communicate; current; free, without hindrance, unimpeded universal; e.g. 神通 supernatural, ubiquitous powers. There are categories of 五通, 六通, and 十通, all referring to supernatural powers; the five are (1) knowledge of the supernatural world; (2) deva vision; (3) deva hearing; (4) knowledge of the minds of all others; (5) knowledge of all the transmigrations of self and all others. The six are the above together with perfect wisdom for ending moral hindrance and delusion. The ten are knowing all previous transmigrations, having deva hearing, knowing the minds of others, having deva vision, showing deva powers, manifesting many bodies or forms, being anywhere instantly, power of bringing glory to one's domain, manifesting a body of transformation, and power to end evil and transmigration.

三身

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Mandarin sān shēn / san1 shen1
Taiwan san shen
Japanese sanjin;sanshin / さんじん;さんしん
Japanese {Buddh} trikaya (three bodies of the Buddha); (surname) Sanmi
trikāya. 三寶身 The threefold body or nature of a Buddha, i.e. the 法, 報, and 化身, or dharmakāya, sambhogakāya, and nirmāṇakāya. The three are defined as 自性, 受用, and 變化, the Buddha-body per se, or in its essential nature; his body of bliss, which he "receives" for his own "use" and enjoyment; and his body of transformation, by which he can appear in any form; i.e. spiritual, or essential; glorified; revealed. While the doctrine of the trikāya is a Mahāyāna concept, it partly results from the Hīnayāna idealization of the earthly Buddha with his thirty-two signs, eighty physical marks, clairvoyance, clairaudience, holiness, purity, wisdom, pity, etc. Mahāyāna, however, proceeded to conceive of Buddha as the Universal, the All, with infinity of forms, yet above all our concepts of unity or diversity. To every Buddha Mahāyāna attributed a three-fold body: that of essential Buddha; that of joy or enjoyment of the fruits of his past saving labours; that of power to transform himself at will to any shape for omnipresent salvation of those who need him. The trinity finds different methods of expression, e.g. Vairocana is entitled 法身, the embodiment of the Law, shining everywhere, enlightening all; Locana is 報身; c.f. 三賓, the embodiment of purity and bliss; Śākyamuni is 化身 or Buddha revealed. In the esoteric sect they are 法 Vairocana, 報 Amitābha, and 化 Śākyamuni. The 三賓 are also 法 dharma, 報 saṅgha, 化 buddha. Nevertheless, the three are considered as a trinity, the three being essentially one, each in the other. (1) 法身 Dharmakāya in its earliest conception was that of the body of the dharma, or truth, as preached by Śākyamuni; later it became his mind or soul in contrast with his material body. In Mādhyamika, the dharmakāya was the only reality, i.e. the void, or the immateria1, the ground of all phenomena; in other words, the 眞如 the tathāgatagarbha, the bhūtatathatā. According to the Huayan (Kegon) School it is the 理or noumenon, while the other two are氣or phenomenal aspects. "For the Vijñānavāda... the body of the law as highest reality is the void intelligence, whose infection (saṃkleҫa) results in the process of birth and death, whilst its purification brings about Nirvāṇa, or its restoration to its primitive transparence" (Keith). The "body of the law is the true reality of everything". Nevertheless, in Mahāyāna every Buddha has his own 法身; e.g. in the dharmakāya aspect we have the designation Amitābha, who in his saṃbhogakāya aspect is styled Amitāyus. (2) 報身Sambhogakāya, a Buddha's reward body, or body of enjoyment of the merits he attained as a bodhisattva; in other words, a Buddha in glory in his heaven. This is the form of Buddha as an object of worship. It is defined in two aspects, (a) 自受用身 for his own bliss, and (b) 他受用身 for the sake of others, revealing himself in his glory to bodhisattvas, enlightening and inspiring them. By wisdom a Buddha's dharmakāya is attained, by bodhisattva-merits his saṃbhogakāya. Not only has every Buddha all the three bodies or aspects, but as all men are of the same essence, or nature, as Buddhas, they are therefore potential Buddhas and are in and of the trikāya. Moreover, trikāya is not divided, for a Buddha in his 化身 is still one with his 法身 and 報身, all three bodies being co-existent. (3) 化身; 應身; 應化身 nirmāṇakāya, a Buddha's transformation, or miraculous body, in which he appears at will and in any form outside his heaven, e.g. as Śākyamuni among men; three bodies [of the Buddha]

借光

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Mandarin jiè guāng / jie4 guang1
Taiwan chieh kuang
Chinese Excuse me.; reflected glory; to profit from sb else's prestige

光栄

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Japanese kouei / koe / こうえい Japanese (noun or adjectival noun) honour; honor; glory; privilege; (personal name) Mitsuyoshi; (personal name) Mitsuhide; (surname) Mitsuhana; (given name) Mitsuei; (female given name) Mitsue; (g,p) Kouei

光榮


光荣

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Mandarin guāng róng / guang1 rong2
Taiwan kuang jung
Japanese mitsue / みつえ
Chinese honor and glory; glorious
Japanese (given name) Mitsue

光輝


光辉

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Mandarin guāng huī / guang1 hui1
Taiwan kuang hui
Japanese kouki / koki / こうき
Chinese radiance; glory; brilliant; magnificent
Japanese brightness; splendour; splendor; (female given name) Midzuki; (given name) Mitsuteru; (female given name) Mitsuki; (female given name) Miki; (female given name) Mika; (given name) Teruki; (given name) Kouki

功名

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Mandarin gōng míng / gong1 ming2
Taiwan kung ming
Japanese koumyou / komyo / こうみょう
Chinese scholarly honor (in imperial exams); rank; achievement; fame; glory
Japanese great achievement; (female given name) Isana

国光

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Japanese kokkou / kokko / こっこう Japanese (1) national glory; (2) Ralls Genet (cultivar of apple); Ralls Janet; Rawls Jennet; (personal name) Kokkou; (given name) Kokukou; (p,s,g) Kunimitsu; (surname) Kunihikari

增光

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Mandarin zēng guāng / zeng1 guang1
Taiwan tseng kuang
Chinese to add luster; to add glory

威名

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Mandarin wēi míng / wei1 ming2
Taiwan wei ming
Japanese imei / ime / いめい
Chinese fame for fighting prowess; military glory
Japanese fame; prestige

宗光

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Mandarin zōng guāng / zong1 guang1
Taiwan tsung kuang
Japanese munemitsu / むねみつ    takamitsu / たかみつ    soukou / soko / そうこう
Japanese (surname, given name) Munemitsu; (personal name) Takamitsu; (given name) Soukou
This term is used in Buddhism, but due to a licensing issue, we cannot show the definition

尊榮


尊荣

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Mandarin zūn róng / zun1 rong2
Taiwan tsun jung
Chinese honor and glory

後光


后光

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Mandarin hòu guāng / hou4 guang1
Taiwan hou kuang
Japanese gokou / goko / ごこう
Japanese (1) halo; aureole; aureola; nimbus; (2) halo (optical phenomenon); glory; (surname) Gokou
The halo behind an image; background halo

御光

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Japanese gokou / goko / ごこう Japanese halo (optical phenomenon); glory

恬退

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Mandarin tián tuì / tian2 tui4
Taiwan t`ien t`ui / tien tui
Chinese contented; uninterested in wealth and glory

應身


应身

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Mandarin yīng shēn / ying1 shen1
Taiwan ying shen
Japanese ōjin
nirmāṇakāya, one of the 三身 q.v. Any incarnation of Buddha. The Buddha-incarnation of the 眞如q.v. Also occasionally used for the saṃbhogakāya. There are various interpretation (a) The 同性經 says the Buddha as revealed supernaturally in glory to bodhisattvas is應身, in contrast with 化身, which latter is the revelation on earth to his disciples. (b) The 起信論 makes no difference between the two, the 應身 being the Buddha of the thirty-two marks who revealed himself to the earthly disciples. The 金光明經 makes all revelations of Buddha as Buddha to be 應身; while all incarnations not as Buddha, but in the form of any of the five paths of existence, are Buddha's 化身. Tiantai has the distinction of 勝應身 and 劣應身, i.e. superior and inferior nirmāṇakāya, or supernatural and natural.

授記


授记

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Mandarin shòu jì / shou4 ji4
Taiwan shou chi
Japanese juki / じゅき
Japanese (Buddhist term) vyakarana (assurance of future enlightenment)
和伽羅 vyākaraṇa, vyākarā; the giving of a record, prediction; foretelling; the prophetic books of the Canon predicting the future glory of individuals and groups of disciples, both final and temporary, and the various stages of progress. There are several classifications, v. 二 and 八記. Cf. 憍; assurance (of future enlightenment)

映え

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Japanese hae / はえ Japanese glory; prosperity

朝顔

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Japanese asagao / あさがお Japanese (1) Japanese morning glory (Ipomoea nil, Pharbitis nil); (2) any funnel shaped object; bell (i.e. of a trumpet); funnel-shaped urinal; (given name) Chougan; (surname, female given name) Asagao; (female given name) Asaka

栄え

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Japanese hae / はえ    sakae / さかえ Japanese glory; prosperity

栄光

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Japanese eikou / eko / えいこう Japanese glory; (personal name) Masamitsu; (given name) Hideki; (personal name) Sakamitsu; (female given name) Emi; (female given name) Eimi; (given name) Eikou

栄名

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Japanese eimei / eme / えいめい Japanese glory; honor; honour; fame; (personal name) Shigena

栄華

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Japanese eiga / ega / えいが Japanese glory; splendour; splendor; majesty; luxury; (female given name) Haruka; (given name) Eiga; (female given name) Eika

榮光

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Mandarin róng guāng / rong2 guang1
Taiwan jung kuang
Japanese hideki / ひでき    eikou / eko / えいこう
Chinese glory
Japanese (personal name) Hideki; (given name) Eikou

榮耀

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Mandarin róng yào / rong2 yao4
Taiwan jung yao
Chinese honor; glory

榮華


荣华

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Mandarin róng huá / rong2 hua2
Taiwan jung hua
Japanese eiga
Chinese glory and splendor
Glory, the glory of life, viewed as transient; glorious

榮譽

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Mandarin róng yù / rong2 yu4
Taiwan jung yü
Japanese eiyo / eyo / えいよ
Chinese honor; credit; glory; (honorable) reputation; honorary
Japanese (personal name) Eiyo

殊榮

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Mandarin shū róng / shu1 rong2
Taiwan shu jung
Chinese special glory; distinction; rare honor; one's laurels; it's a privilege (to meet you)

沾光

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Mandarin zhān guāng / zhan1 guang1
Taiwan chan kuang
Chinese to bask in the light; fig. to benefit from association with sb or something; reflected glory

焰網


焰网

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Mandarin yàn wǎng / yan4 wang3
Taiwan yen wang
Japanese enmō
The flaming, or shining net of Buddha, the glory of Buddha, which encloses everything like the net of Indra; flaming net

爛漫

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Mandarin làn màn / lan4 man4
Taiwan lan man
Japanese ranman / らんまん
Chinese brightly colored; unaffected (i.e. behaving naturally)
Japanese (adj-t,adv-to) glorious; luxuriant; splendid; in full bloom; in full glory; (female given name) Ranman

牽牛


牵牛

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Mandarin qiān niú / qian1 niu2
Taiwan ch`ien niu / chien niu
Japanese kengyuu / kengyu / けんぎゅう
Chinese morning glory (Pharbitis nil); Altair (star); Cowherd of the folk tale Cowherd and Weaving maid 牛郎織女|牛郎织女
Japanese (personal name) Kengyuu

甕菜

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Mandarin wèng cài / weng4 cai4
Taiwan weng ts`ai / weng tsai
Japanese yousai / yosai / ようさい
Chinese variant of 蕹菜[weng4 cai4]
Japanese (kana only) water spinach (Ipomoea aquatica); river spinach; swamp morning glory; water convolvulus; Chinese spinach; Chinese Watercress; Chinese convolvulus; swamp cabbage; kangkong; (kana only) swamp morning glory (Ipomoea aquatica); water spinach; kangkong

英名

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Mandarin yīng míng / ying1 ming2
Taiwan ying ming
Japanese eimei / eme / えいめい
Chinese illustrious name; legendary reputation
Japanese (1) fame; glory; reputation; (2) English name of plants and animals; (personal name) Hidena; (female given name) Hana

莊嚴


庄严

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Mandarin zhuāng yán / zhuang1 yan2
Taiwan chuang yen
Japanese shōgon
Chinese solemn; dignified; stately
alaṃkāraka. Adorn, adornment, glory, honour, ornament, ornate; e.g. the adornments of morality, meditation, wisdom, and the control of good and evil forces. In Amitābha's paradise twenty-nine forms of adornment are described, v. 淨土論; to decorate

蕹菜

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Mandarin wèng cài / weng4 cai4
Taiwan weng ts`ai / weng tsai
Chinese water spinach; ong choy; swamp cabbage; water convolvulus; water morning-glory; Ipomoea aquatica (botany)

身光

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Mandarin shēn guāng / shen1 guang1
Taiwan shen kuang
Japanese shinkou / shinko / しんこう
Japanese aureole (of a Buddhist statue; surrounding the body but not the head); aureola
The glory shining from the person of a Buddha, or Bodhisattva; a halo; an aura

錦上

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Japanese kinjou / kinjo / きんじょう Japanese (abbreviation) (See 錦上花を添える) crowning beauty with even greater glory

雍菜

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Japanese yousai / yosai / ようさい Japanese (kana only) swamp morning glory (Ipomoea aquatica); water spinach; kangkong

ダム穴

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Japanese damuana / ダムあな Japanese (colloquialism) bell-mouth spillway; morning glory spillway; glory hole spillway

不斷光


不断光

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Mandarin bù duàn guāng / bu4 duan4 guang1
Taiwan pu tuan kuang
Japanese fudan kō
The unceasing light (or glory) of Amitābha; unceasing radiance

光明土

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Mandarin guāng míng tǔ / guang1 ming2 tu3
Taiwan kuang ming t`u / kuang ming tu
Japanese kōmyō do
The glory land, or Paradise of Amitābha; brightly shining land

咲誇る

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Japanese sakihokoru / さきほこる Japanese (v5r,vi) to be in full bloom; to blossom in full glory; to be in fullness of bloom

喇叭花

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Mandarin lǎ ba huā / la3 ba5 hua1
Taiwan la pa hua
Chinese morning glory

實相花


实相花

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Mandarin shí xiāng huā / shi2 xiang1 hua1
Taiwan shih hsiang hua
Japanese jissō no hana
實相風 The flower, or breeze, of Reality, i.e. the truth, or glory, of Buddhist teaching; flower of reality

山葡萄

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Japanese yamabudou / yamabudo / やまぶどう Japanese crimson glory vine (species of grapevine, Vitis Coignetiae)

朝立ち

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Japanese asadachi / あさだち Japanese (noun/participle) (1) erection when waking in the morning; nocturnal penile tumescence; morning glory; morning wood; (2) early morning departure

無礙光


无碍光

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Mandarin wú ài guāng / wu2 ai4 guang1
Taiwan wu ai kuang
Japanese muge kō
The all-pervasive light or glory, that of Amitābha; unobstructed illumination

牽牛子

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Japanese kengoshi / けんごし Japanese (See あさがお・1) morning glory seeds (medicinal use)

牽牛屬

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Mandarin qiān niú shǔ / qian1 niu2 shu3
Taiwan ch`ien niu shu / chien niu shu
Chinese Pharbitis, genus of herbaceous plants including Morning glory 牽牛|牵牛 (Pharbitis nil)

牽牛花

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Mandarin qiān niú huā / qian1 niu2 hua1
Taiwan ch`ien niu hua / chien niu hua
Chinese white-edged morning glory

空心菜

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Mandarin kōng xīn cài / kong1 xin1 cai4
Taiwan k`ung hsin ts`ai / kung hsin tsai
Japanese kuushinsai / kushinsai / くうしんさい
Chinese see 蕹菜[weng4 cai4]
Japanese (kana only) Chinese water spinach (Ipomoea aquatica); ong choy; kang kong; water morning glory; water convolvulus; swamp cabbage; hung tsai; rau muong; pak boong; swamp morning-glory

空芯菜

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Japanese kuushinsai / kushinsai / くうしんさい Japanese (kana only) Chinese water spinach (Ipomoea aquatica); ong choy; kang kong; water morning glory; water convolvulus; swamp cabbage; hung tsai; rau muong; pak boong; swamp morning-glory

贍部金


赡部金

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Mandarin shàn bù jīn / shan4 bu4 jin1
Taiwan shan pu chin
Japanese senbu kon
(贍部) jambūnada, the produce of the river Jambūnadī, i.e. gold, hence 贍部光像is an image of golden glory, especially the image of Śākyamuni attributed to Anathapiṇḍaka; (Skt. jambūnada)

黃粱夢

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Mandarin huáng liáng mèng / huang2 liang2 meng4
Taiwan huang liang meng
Chinese dream of golden millet; fig. illusions of wealth and glory; pipe dream

ヨウサイ

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Japanese yousai / yosai / ヨウサイ Japanese (kana only) water spinach (Ipomoea aquatica); river spinach; swamp morning glory; water convolvulus; Chinese spinach; Chinese Watercress; Chinese convolvulus; swamp cabbage; kangkong; (kana only) swamp morning glory (Ipomoea aquatica); water spinach; kangkong

三種灌頂


三种灌顶

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Mandarin sān zhǒng guàn dǐng / san1 zhong3 guan4 ding3
Taiwan san chung kuan ting
Japanese sanshu kanjō
Three kinds of baptism: (1) (a) 摩頂灌頂 Every Buddha baptizes a disciple by laying a hand on his head; (b) 授記灌頂 by predicting Buddhahood to him; (c) 放光灌頂 by revealing his glory to him to his profit. (2) Shingon has (a) baptism on acquiring the mystic word; (b) on remission of sin and prayer for blessing and protection; (c) on seeking for reward in the next life; three kinds of consecration

丸葉朝顔

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Japanese marubaasagao;marubaasagao / marubasagao;marubasagao / まるばあさがお;マルバアサガオ Japanese (kana only) common morning glory (Ipomoea purpurea)

五佛五身

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Mandarin wǔ fú wǔ shēn / wu3 fu2 wu3 shen1
Taiwan wu fu wu shen
Japanese gobutsu goshin
A Shingon term for the five Buddhas in their five manifestations: Vairocana as eternal and pure dharmakāya; Akṣobhya as immutable and sovereign; Ratnasaṃbhava as bliss and glory; Amitābha as wisdom in action; Śākyamuni as incarnation and nirmāṇakāya; five buddhas in five bodies

人傑地靈


人杰地灵

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Mandarin rén jié dì líng / ren2 jie2 di4 ling2
Taiwan jen chieh ti ling
Chinese illustrious hero, spirit of the place (idiom); a place derives reflected glory from an illustrious son

光明眞言

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Mandarin guāng míng zhēn yán / guang1 ming2 zhen1 yan2
Taiwan kuang ming chen yen
Japanese kōmyō shingon
A dhāraṇī by whose repetition the brightness or glory of Buddha may be obtained, and all retribution of sin be averted; mantra of light

名垂青史

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Mandarin míng chuí qīng shǐ / ming2 chui2 qing1 shi3
Taiwan ming ch`ui ch`ing shih / ming chui ching shih
Chinese lit. reputation will go down in history (idiom); fig. achievements will earn eternal glory

咲き誇る

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Japanese sakihokoru / さきほこる Japanese (v5r,vi) to be in full bloom; to blossom in full glory; to be in fullness of bloom

国の誉れ

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Japanese kuninohomare / くにのほまれ Japanese national glory

專美於前


专美于前

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Mandarin zhuān měi yú qián / zhuan1 mei3 yu2 qian2
Taiwan chuan mei yü ch`ien / chuan mei yü chien
Chinese to monopolize the limelight (idiom); to get all the glory; to rank highest

常寂光土

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Mandarin cháng jì guāng tǔ / chang2 ji4 guang1 tu3
Taiwan ch`ang chi kuang t`u / chang chi kuang tu
Japanese joujakkoudo / jojakkodo / じょうじゃっこうど
Japanese {Buddh} (See 寂光浄土) land of eternally tranquil light (highest realm in Tendai Buddhism)
The realm (of spirit) where all are in perpetual peace and glory; Tiantai's fourth Buddhakṣetra; land of eternally tranquil light

敝屣尊榮


敝屣尊荣

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Mandarin bì xǐ zūn róng / bi4 xi3 zun1 rong2
Taiwan pi hsi tsun jung
Chinese to care nothing for worldly fame and glory (idiom)

有終の美

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Japanese yuushuunobi / yushunobi / ゆうしゅうのび Japanese (exp,n) crowning glory (e.g. winning the last game of the season, creating a final spectacular art work)

榮華富貴

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Mandarin róng huá fù guì / rong2 hua2 fu4 gui4
Taiwan jung hua fu kuei
Chinese glory, splendor, wealth and rank (idiom); high position and great wealth

槿花一日

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Japanese kinkaichijitsu / きんかいちじつ Japanese (yoji) evanescent glory; passing prosperity

槿花一朝

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Japanese kinkaicchou / kinkaiccho / きんかいっちょう Japanese (yoji) evanescent glory; passing prosperity

永垂不朽

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Mandarin yǒng chuí bù xiǔ / yong3 chui2 bu4 xiu3
Taiwan yung ch`ui pu hsiu / yung chui pu hsiu
Japanese eisuifukyuu / esuifukyu / えいすいふきゅう
Chinese eternal glory; will never be forgotten
Japanese (yoji) one's fame or achievements being passed down eternally

空色朝顔

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Japanese sorairoasagao;sorairoasagao / そらいろあさがお;ソライロアサガオ Japanese (kana only) grannyvine (species of morning glory, Ipomoea tricolor)

衣錦榮歸

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Mandarin yī jǐn róng guī / yi1 jin3 rong2 gui1
Taiwan i chin jung kuei
Chinese to come back to one's hometown in silken robes (idiom); to return in glory

衣錦還鄉

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Mandarin yì jǐn huán xiāng / yi4 jin3 huan2 xiang1
Taiwan i chin huan hsiang
Chinese to come back to one's hometown in silken robes (idiom); to return in glory

軍配昼顔

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Japanese gunbaihirugao;gunbaihirugao / ぐんばいひるがお;グンバイヒルガオ Japanese (kana only) beach morning glory (Ipomoea pes-caprae)

錦上添花


锦上添花

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Mandarin jǐn shàng tiān huā / jin3 shang4 tian1 hua1
Taiwan chin shang t`ien hua / chin shang tien hua
Japanese kinjoutenka / kinjotenka / きんじょうてんか
Chinese lit. on brocade, add flowers (idiom); to decorate something already perfect; gilding the lily
Japanese (yoji) adding a crowning touch of beauty (to); giving added luster (to); crowning beauty (honor, grace) with even greater glory
This term is used in Buddhism, but due to a licensing issue, we cannot show the definition

グローリー

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Japanese guroorii / guroori / グローリー Japanese (See 御来迎) glory (i.e. an anticorona); (personal name) Glory

咲きほこる

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Japanese sakihokoru / さきほこる Japanese (v5r,vi) to be in full bloom; to blossom in full glory; to be in fullness of bloom

後光;御光

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Japanese gokou / goko / ごこう Japanese (1) (後光 only) halo; aureole; aureola; nimbus; (2) (esp. 御光) halo (optical phenomenon); glory

我が世の春

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Japanese wagayonoharu / わがよのはる Japanese (exp,n) heyday; prime; one's glory; the height of one's prosperity

爛漫;爛熳

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Japanese ranman / らんまん Japanese (adj-t,adv-to) glorious; luxuriant; splendid; in full bloom; in full glory

甕菜;蕹菜

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Japanese yousai;yousai / yosai;yosai / ようさい;ヨウサイ Japanese (kana only) water spinach (Ipomoea aquatica); river spinach; swamp morning glory; water convolvulus; Chinese spinach; Chinese Watercress; Chinese convolvulus; swamp cabbage; kangkong

雍菜;甕菜

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Japanese yousai;yousai / yosai;yosai / ようさい;ヨウサイ Japanese (kana only) swamp morning glory (Ipomoea aquatica); water spinach; kangkong

クウシンサイ

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Japanese kuushinsai / kushinsai / クウシンサイ Japanese (kana only) Chinese water spinach (Ipomoea aquatica); ong choy; kang kong; water morning glory; water convolvulus; swamp cabbage; hung tsai; rau muong; pak boong; swamp morning-glory

マルバアサガオ

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Japanese marubaasagao / marubasagao / マルバアサガオ Japanese (kana only) common morning glory (Ipomoea purpurea)

南無妙法蓮華経

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Japanese namumyouhourengekyou / namumyohorengekyo / なむみょうほうれんげきょう Japanese (expression) {Buddh} Glory to the Sutra; Hail Lotus Sutra

故郷に錦を飾る

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Japanese kokyouninishikiokazaru / kokyoninishikiokazaru / こきょうににしきをかざる Japanese (exp,v5r) to come home in triumph; to return to one's hometown in glory

故郷へ錦を飾る

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Japanese kokyouhenishikiokazaru / kokyohenishikiokazaru / こきょうへにしきをかざる Japanese (exp,v5r) (See 故郷に錦を飾る) to come home in triumph; to return to one's hometown in glory

空芯菜;空心菜

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Japanese kuushinsai;kuushinsai / kushinsai;kushinsai / くうしんさい;クウシンサイ Japanese (kana only) (See 甕菜) Chinese water spinach (Ipomoea aquatica); ong choy; kang kong; water morning glory; water convolvulus; swamp cabbage; hung tsai; rau muong; pak boong; swamp morning-glory

錦上花を添える

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Japanese kinjoukaosoeru / kinjokaosoeru / きんじょうかをそえる Japanese (exp,v1) (See 錦上添花) crowning beauty with even greater glory

グンバイヒルガオ

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Japanese gunbaihirugao / グンバイヒルガオ Japanese (kana only) beach morning glory (Ipomoea pes-caprae)

ソライロアサガオ

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Japanese sorairoasagao / ソライロアサガオ Japanese (kana only) grannyvine (species of morning glory, Ipomoea tricolor)

如來光明出已還入


如来光明出已还入

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Mandarin rú lái guāng míng chū yǐ hái rù / ru2 lai2 guang1 ming2 chu1 yi3 hai2 ru4
Taiwan ju lai kuang ming ch`u i hai ju / ju lai kuang ming chu i hai ju
Japanese nyorai kōmyōshutsu igennyū
According to the Nirvana Sutra, at the Tathāgata's nirvana he sent forth his glory in a wonderful light which finally returned into his mouth; the Tathāgata's emitted and returned light

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