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There are 28 total results for your illuminate search.

Characters Pronunciation
Simple Dictionary Definition

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Mandarin guāng / guang1
Taiwan kuang
Japanese hikari / ひかり
 Vertical Wall Scroll
Chinese light; ray; CL:道[dao4]; bright; only; merely; to use up
Japanese (1) light; (2) illumination; ray; beam; gleam; glow; (3) happiness; hope; (4) influence; power; (5) vision; eyesight; (female given name) Rei; (female given name) Ruka; (female given name) Mitsuru; (personal name) Mitsumune; (personal name) Mitsutsugu; (personal name) Mitsuji; (personal name) Mitsushi; (surname) Mitsuzaki; (female given name) Mitsu; (given name) Hiroshi; (surname, female given name) Hikaru; (surname) Hikarizaki; (p,s,f) Hikari; (given name) Teru; (female given name) Tekari; (female given name) Sakae; (personal name) Kousou; (personal name) Kouji
光明 prabha, light, brightness, splendour, to illuminate.

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Mandarin zhào / zhao4
Taiwan chao
Chinese variant of 照[zhao4]; to shine; to illuminate; surname Zhao
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Mandarin zhào / zhao4
Taiwan chao
Japanese hikaru / ひかる    nobu / のぶ    terusaki / てるさき    teruko / てるこ    teru / てる    terasu / てらす    terashi / てらし    shouhachi / shohachi / しょうはち    shouji / shoji / しょうじ    shou / sho / しょう    katsumi / かつみ    katsuhata / かつはた    katsutoshi / かつとし    katsushige / かつしげ    katsuo / かつお    akira / あきら    aki / あき
Chinese according to; in accordance with; to shine; to illuminate; to reflect; to look at (one's reflection); to take (a photo); photo; as requested; as before
Japanese (given name) Hikaru; (given name) Nobu; (surname) Terusaki; (female given name) Teruko; (female given name) Teru; (given name) Terasu; (surname, given name) Terashi; (personal name) Shouhachi; (personal name) Shouji; (surname, given name) Shou; (personal name) Katsumi; (personal name) Katsuhata; (personal name) Katsutoshi; (personal name) Katsushige; (personal name) Katsuo; (given name) Akira; (personal name) Aki
To shine, illumine; to superintend; a dispatch, pass; as, according to; to illumine

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Mandarin zhú / zhu2
Taiwan chu
Japanese shoku / しょく
Chinese candle; (literary) to illuminate
Japanese (1) light; lamp; (n,n-suf) (2) obsolete unit of luminous intensity (approx. 1.0067 candela); (personal name) Shiki
a candle


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Mandarin èr guāng / er4 guang1
Taiwan erh kuang
Japanese nikō
The dual lights, i.e. 色光 the halo from a Buddha's body and 心光 the light from his mind. Also 常光 the constant halo from the bodies of Buddhas and 神通光 the supernatural light sent out by a Buddha (e.g. from between his eyebrows) to illuminate a distant world; two lights


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Mandarin liù huì / liu4 hui4
Taiwan liu hui
Japanese rokue
The six kinds of wisdom. Each is allotted seriatim to one of the six positions 六位 q. v. (1) 聞慧 the wisdom of hearing and apprehending the truth of the middle way is associated with the 十住; (2) 思慧 of thought with the 十行; (3) 修慧 of observance with the 十廻向; (4) 無相慧 of either extreme, or the mean, with the 十地; (5) 照寂慧 of understanding of nirvana with 等覺慧; (6) 寂照慧 of making nirvana illuminate all beings associated with 佛果 Buddha-fruition. They are a 別教 Differentiated School series and all are associated with 中道 the school of the 中 or middle way.



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Mandarin yuán zhào / yuan2 zhao4
Taiwan yüan chao
Japanese enshō
to completely illuminate; to completely illuminate


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Mandarin tiǎo míng / tiao3 ming2
Taiwan t`iao ming / tiao ming
Chinese to illuminate; to open up (a topic)


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Mandarin míng bai / ming2 bai5
Taiwan ming pai
Japanese meihaku / mehaku / めいはく
Chinese clear; obvious; unequivocal; to understand; to realize
Japanese (adjectival noun) obvious; clear; plain; evident; apparent; explicit; overt
to illuminate; to illuminate



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Mandarin jiàn míng / jian4 ming2
Taiwan chien ming
Japanese zenmyō
to illuminate gradually; to illuminate gradually


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Mandarin zhào liàng / zhao4 liang4
Taiwan chao liang
Japanese teruaki / てるあき    akisuke / あきすけ
Chinese to illuminate; to light up; lighting
Japanese (personal name) Teruaki; (personal name) Akisuke


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Mandarin zhào xīn / zhao4 xin1
Taiwan chao hsin
Japanese shōshin
to illuminate the mind; to illuminate the mind


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Mandarin zhào yìng / zhao4 ying4
Taiwan chao ying
Japanese shouei / shoe / しょうえい
Chinese to shine; to illuminate
Japanese (noun/participle) portrait; (personal name) Terue; (given name) Teruaki; (personal name) Akie


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Mandarin zhào lǐ / zhao4 li3
Taiwan chao li
Japanese teri / てり
Chinese according to reason; usually; in the normal course of events; to attend to
Japanese (personal name) Teri
to illuminate the principle; to illuminate the principle


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Mandarin zhào yào / zhao4 yao4
Taiwan chao yao
Japanese shōyō
Chinese to shine; to illuminate
to shine



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Mandarin zhào lín / zhao4 lin2
Taiwan chao lin
Japanese shourin / shorin / しょうりん
Japanese (noun/participle) looking down (from the heavens); visit of a high-ranking person
illuminate the surrounding area from a high place; illuminate the surrounding area from a high place



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Mandarin zhào jiàn / zhao4 jian4
Taiwan chao chien
Japanese terumi / てるみ    akimi / あきみ
Japanese (female given name) Terumi; (female given name) Akimi
to illuminate; to illuminate


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Mandarin zhē zhào / zhe1 zhao4
Taiwan che chao
Japanese shashō
To suppress or to reveal (or illuminate); destructive or constructive; to negate or to affirm; refuting and establishing



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Mandarin diǎn liàng / dian3 liang4
Taiwan tien liang
Chinese to illuminate; to turn on the lights; to light (a blaze)


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Mandarin wěi nǐ yě / wei3 ni3 ye3
Taiwan wei ni yeh
Japanese biniya
vibhā, to shine, illuminate, tr, by 明, a name for the Shingon sect 眞言 because of its power to dispel the darkness of delusion; (Skt. vibhā)


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Japanese terasu / てらす Japanese (transitive verb) (1) to shine on; to illuminate; (2) to compare (with); to refer to



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Mandarin zhào fǎ lún / zhao4 fa3 lun2
Taiwan chao fa lun
Japanese shō hōrin
illuminate the wheel of the dharma; illuminate the wheel of the dharma


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Mandarin gǔ jiào zhào xīn / gu3 jiao4 zhao4 xin1
Taiwan ku chiao chao hsin
Japanese kokyō shōshin
the ancient teachings illuminate the mind; the ancient teachings illuminate the mind


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Mandarin zhōu zā biàn zhào / zhou1 za1 bian4 zhao4
Taiwan chou tsa pien chao
Japanese shūsō henshō
to illuminate everywhere; to illuminate everywhere


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Japanese sashikomu / さしこむ Japanese (v5m,vi) (See 差し込む・さしこむ・3) to shine in (light); to illuminate


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Japanese hanaakari / hanakari / はなあかり Japanese the brilliance of cherry blossoms which illuminate the evening


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Japanese terashidasu / てらしだす Japanese (transitive verb) to illuminate; to shine a light on; to light up



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Mandarin xuān shuō kāi shì xiǎn fā / xuan1 shuo1 kai1 shi4 xian3 fa1
Taiwan hsüan shuo k`ai shih hsien fa / hsüan shuo kai shih hsien fa
Japanese sensetsu kaiji kenhotsu
explain, reveal, and illuminate; explain, reveal, and illuminate

Entries with 2nd row of characters: The 2nd row is Simplified Chinese.

This page contains 28 results for "illuminate" 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.
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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).

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