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鋼鐵俠

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Mandarin gāng tiě xiá / gang1 tie3 xia2
Taiwan kang t`ieh hsia / kang tieh hsia
 Vertical Wall Scroll
Chinese Iron Man, comic book superhero

成吉思汗

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Mandarin chéng jí sī hán / cheng2 ji2 si1 han2
Taiwan ch`eng chi ssu han / cheng chi ssu han
Japanese jingisukan / じんぎすかん
 Vertical Wall Scroll
Chinese Genghis Khan (1162-1227)
Japanese (ateji / phonetic) (kana only) Japanese mutton and vegetable dish; slotted dome cast iron grill for preparing this dish; (person) Genghis Khan

磨杵成針

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Mandarin mó chǔ chéng zhēn / mo2 chu3 cheng2 zhen1
Taiwan mo ch`u ch`eng chen / mo chu cheng chen
Chinese to grind an iron bar down to a fine needle (idiom); fig. to persevere in a difficult task; to study diligently

鉄心石腸

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Japanese tesshinsekichou / tesshinsekicho / てっしんせきちょう
 Vertical Wall Scroll
Japanese (yoji) will of iron


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Mandarin tiě / tie3
Taiwan t`ieh / tieh
Japanese tetsu / てつ    kurogane / くろがね
Chinese iron (metal); arms; weapons; hard; strong; violent; unshakeable; determined; close; tight (slang); surname Tie
Japanese (out-dated kanji) (1) iron (Fe); (adj-no,n) (2) strong and hard (as iron); (n,n-suf,n-pref) (3) (abbreviation) railway; (n,n-pref) (4) (colloquialism) railway enthusiast; (surname, given name) Tetsu; (surname) Kurogane
Iron.

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Mandarin xié / xie2
Taiwan hsieh
Chinese (precise meaning unknown, relates to iron); variant of 協|协[xie2]

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Mandarin yīn / yin1
Taiwan yin
Japanese in / いん
Chinese cause; reason; because
Japanese (1) cause; factor; (2) {Buddh} (See 縁・えん・5) hetu (direct cause, esp. as opposed to indirect conditions); (3) (See 因明) the basis of one's argument (in hetuvidya); (personal name) Yukari; (surname, female given name) Chinami; (surname) In
hetu: a cause: because: a reason: to follow, it follows, that which produces a 果 result or effect. 因 is a primary cause in comparison with 緣 pratyaya which is an environmental or secondary cause. In the 十因十果 ten causes and ten effects, adultery results in the iron bed, the copper pillar, and the eight hot hells; covetousness in the cold hells; and so on, as shown in the 楞嚴經. Translit. in, yin. Cf. 印.


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Mandarin tāng / tang1
Taiwan t`ang / tang
Japanese tan / タン    yu / ゆ
Chinese soup; hot or boiling water; decoction of medicinal herbs; water in which something has been boiled; rushing current; surname Tang
Japanese soup (chi: tang); (1) (See 水・みず・1) hot water; (2) hot bath; hot spring; (3) molten iron; (personal name) Yumine; (surname) Yusaki; (surname) Yuu; (surname) Yu; (surname) Tou; (surname) Tan
Hot liquid, hot water, soup, etc.

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Mandarin lào / lao4
Taiwan lao
Chinese to brand; to iron; to bake (in a pan)

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Mandarin yùn // yù / yun4 // yu4
Taiwan yün // yü
Japanese noshi / のし    nushi / ぬし
Chinese an iron; to iron; reconciled; smooth
Japanese (out-dated or obsolete kana usage) (kana only) long thin strip of dried sea-ear or paper attached to a gift

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Mandarin tàng / tang4
Taiwan t`ang / tang
Chinese to scald; to burn (by scalding); to blanch (cooking); to heat (something) up in hot water; to perm; to iron; scalding hot

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Mandarin qìng / qing4
Taiwan ch`ing / ching
Japanese kei / ke / けい    kin / きん
Chinese chime stones, ancient percussion instrument made of stone or jade pieces hung in a row and struck as a xylophone
Japanese sounding stone; qing; ancient Chinese chime shaped like a chevron (inverted 'v'), orig. of stone, today often metal, in Japan primarily used at Buddhist temples; inverted copper or iron bell shaped like a bowl (sounded when reciting sutras); (given name) Kei; (m,f) Kaoru; (given name) Iwao
A piece of flat stone or metal, used as a gong, or for musical percussion; stone chime

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Mandarin gōu / gou1
Taiwan kou
Japanese kagari / かがり
Chinese bamboo frame for drying clothes; bamboo cage
Japanese (1) iron basket for torches; cresset; brazier; (2) (abbreviation) (See 篝火・1) bonfire; (surname, female given name) Kagari

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Mandarin/ fu3
Taiwan fu
Japanese kama / かま
Chinese kettle; cauldron
Japanese iron pot; kettle; (surname) Kama

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Mandarin zhì // tiě / zhi4 // tie3
Taiwan chih // t`ieh / chih // tieh
Japanese magane / まがね    touma / toma / とうま    tetsuji / てつじ    tetsusaki / てつさき    tetsu / てつ
Chinese old variant of 紩[zhi4]; old variant of 鐵|铁[tie3]
Japanese (1) iron (Fe); (adj-no,n) (2) strong and hard (as iron); (n,n-suf,n-pref) (3) (abbreviation) railway; (n,n-pref) (4) (colloquialism) railway enthusiast; iron; (out-dated kanji) (1) money; (2) metal; (given name) Magane; (personal name) Touma; (personal name) Tetsuji; (surname) Tetsusaki; (surname, female given name) Tetsu

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Mandarin/ ju4
Taiwan chü
Chinese hard iron; hook; variant of 巨[ju4]; variant of 詎|讵[ju4]


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Mandarin xiǎn // xǐ / xian3 // xi3
Taiwan hsien // hsi
Japanese zuku / ずく
Chinese shining metal; (old) the 16th of the month (abbreviation used in telegrams); to mill (machining); Taiwan pr. [xian3]
Japanese (abbreviation) (colloquialism) (See 銑鉄) pig iron; (given name) Sen


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Mandarin tǐng / ting3
Taiwan t`ing / ting
Japanese jō
Chinese big arrow; walk fast; ingot
This term is used in Buddhism, but due to a licensing issue, we cannot show the definition

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Mandarin juàn / juan4
Taiwan chüan
Chinese to bend iron

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Mandarin kǎi / kai3
Taiwan k`ai / kai
Chinese high quality iron

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Mandarin móu / mou2
Taiwan mou
Chinese iron pot; metal cap

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Mandarin màn / man4
Taiwan man
Japanese kote / こて
Chinese side of coin without words; trowel
Japanese (1) flat-iron; (2) soldering iron; (3) crimper; curling tongs; (4) (kana only) trowel

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Mandarin tiě / tie3
Taiwan t`ieh / tieh
Japanese tetsu / てつ    kurogane / くろがね
Chinese variant of 鐵|铁[tie3], iron
Japanese (surname) Tetsu; (surname) Kurogane

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Mandarin jiān / jian1
Taiwan chien
Chinese awl; sharp iron point

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Mandarin biān / bian1
Taiwan pien
Japanese muchi / むち
Chinese whip or lash; to flog; to whip; conductor's baton; segmented iron weapon (old); penis (of animal, served as food)
Japanese (out-dated or obsolete kana usage) (1) whip; lash; scourge; (2) stick; cane; rod; pointer; (surname) Muchi

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Mandarin yīn / yin1
Taiwan yin
Chinese iron-gray (horse)

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Mandarin lì // gé / li4 // ge2
Taiwan li // ko
Japanese reki / れき    kanae / かなえ
Chinese ancient ceramic three-legged vessel used for cooking with cord markings on the outside and hollow legs; earthen pot; iron cauldron; surname Ge
Japanese (obscure) Chinese kettle with three legs; kanji "tripod" radical (radical 193)

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Mandarin qián / qian2
Taiwan ch`ien / chien
Chinese big iron pot; cauldron; variant of 甑[zeng4], rice pot

乘勢


乘势

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Mandarin chéng shì / cheng2 shi4
Taiwan ch`eng shih / cheng shih
Chinese to seize the opportunity; to strike while the iron is hot

五金

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Mandarin wǔ jīn / wu3 jin1
Taiwan wu chin
Chinese metal hardware (nuts and bolts); the five metals: gold, silver, copper, iron and tin 金銀銅鐵錫|金银铜铁锡

伸す

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Japanese nosu / のす Japanese (v5s,vi) (1) to stretch; to extend; to lengthen; to spread; (Godan verb with "su" ending) (2) to gain influence; to become stronger; to increase (e.g. in scope); (v5s,vi) (3) to go further; (transitive verb) (4) to smooth out; to roll out; (5) to spread out (something folded); (6) to iron; (7) to knock out; to knock down

六輪


六轮

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Mandarin liù lún / liu4 lun2
Taiwan liu lun
Japanese rokuwa / ろくわ
Japanese (place-name) Rokuwa
The six kinds of cakravartī, or wheel-kings, each allotted to one of the 六位; the iron-wheel king to the 十信位, copper 十住, silver 十行, gold 十廻向, crystal 十地, and pearl 等覺; six wheel-turners

剥焼

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Japanese sukiyaki / すきやき Japanese (food term) sukiyaki; thin slices of beef, cooked with various vegetables in a table-top cast-iron pan

劫波

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Mandarin jié bō / jie2 bo1
Taiwan chieh po
Japanese kōhi
Chinese kalpa (loanword) (Hinduism)
kalpa; also劫簸; 劫跛; v. 劫. Aeon, age. The period of time between the creation and recreation ofa world or universe; also the kalpas offormation, existence, destruction, and non-existence, which four as acomplete period are called mahākalpa 大劫. Eachgreat kalpa is subdivided into four asaṇkhyeya-kalpas (阿僧企耶 i.e. numberless,incalculable): (1) kalpa of destructionsaṃvarta; (2)kalpaof utter annihilation, or empty kalpa 増滅劫; 空劫 saṃvarta-siddha; (3) kalpa of formation 成劫 vivarta; (4) kalpa ofexistence 住劫 vivartasiddha; or they may betaken in the order 成住壤空. Each of the four kalpas is subdivided into twenty antara-kalpas, 小劫 or small kalpas, so that a mahākalpaconsists of eighty small kalpas. Each smallkalpa is divided into a period of 増 increaseand 減 decrease; the increase period is ruled over by the four cakravartīs in succession, i.e. the four ages of iron,copper, silver, gold, during which the length of human life increases by oneyear every century to 84,000 years, and the length of the human body to8,400 feet. Then comes the kalpa of decreasedivided into periods of the three woes, pestilence, war, famine, duringwhich the length of human life is gradually reduced to ten years and thehuman body to 1 foot in height. There are other distinctions of the kalpas. A small kalpa isrepresented as 16,800,000 years, a kalpa as336,000,000 years, and a mahākalpa as1,334,000,000 years. There are many ways of illustrating the length of akalpa, e.g. pass a soft cloth over a solid rock40 li in size once in a hundred years, whenfinally the rock has been thus worn away a kalpa will not yet have passed; or a city of 40 li, filled with mustard seeds, one being removed everycentury till all have gone, a kalpa will notyet have passed. Cf. 成劫.

化解

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Mandarin huà jiě / hua4 jie3
Taiwan hua chieh
Chinese to dissolve; to resolve (contradictions); to dispel (doubts); to iron out (difficulties); to defuse (conflicts); to neutralize (fears)

古金

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Japanese furugane / ふるがね    furukane / ふるかね    kogane / こがね Japanese scrap iron; scrap metal; (surname) Furugane; (surname) Furukane; (surname) Kogane

古鉄

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Japanese kotetsu / こてつ Japanese scrap iron; scrap metal; (surname) Kotetsu

四輪


四轮

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Mandarin sì lún / si4 lun2
Taiwan ssu lun
Japanese yonrin / よんりん
Japanese (can be adjective with の) four-wheeled
The four wheels or circles: (1) 大地四輪 the four on which the earth rests, wind (or air), water, metal, and space. (2) Four images with wheels, yellow associated with metal or gold, white with water, red with fire, and black with wind. (3) The four dhyāni-buddhas, 金剛輪 Akṣobhya; 寳輪 Ratnasaṃbhava; 法輪 Amitābha; 羯磨輪 Amoghasiddhi. (4) Also the four metals, gold, silver, copper, iron, of the cakravartin kings.

回火

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Mandarin huí huǒ / hui2 huo3
Taiwan hui huo
Chinese to temper (iron); to flare back; flareback (in a gas burner); (of an engine) to backfire

堅志

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Japanese kenshi / けんし Japanese iron purpose; (personal name) Kenji; (personal name) Kenshi; (surname, given name) Katashi

天火

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Japanese tenpi / てんぴ    tenka / てんか Japanese oven; (waffle) iron; fire caused by lightning

女色

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Mandarin nǚ sè / nv3 se4
Taiwan nü se
Japanese joshoku;nyoshoku;joshiki / じょしょく;にょしょく;じょしき
Chinese female charms; femininity
Japanese woman's beauty or charms; love affair with a woman; lust for women
Female beauty— is a chain, a serious delusion, a grievous calamity. The 智度論 14 says it is better to burn out the eyes with a red-hot iron than behold woman with unsteady heart.

屑鉄

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Japanese kuzutetsu / くずてつ Japanese scrap iron

帯金

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Japanese obigane / おびがね Japanese iron band; (surname) Taikin; (surname) Taigane; (surname) Obigane; (place-name, surname) Obikane

廢鐵


废铁

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Mandarin fèi tiě / fei4 tie3
Taiwan fei t`ieh / fei tieh
Chinese scrap iron

延鉄

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Japanese nobekane / のべかね Japanese (obscure) iron containing less than 0.04% carbon

弁柄

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Japanese bengara;bengara / べんがら;ベンガラ Japanese (See 紅殻) red iron oxide (dut: Bengala); rouge

撓鉤


挠钩

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Mandarin náo gōu / nao2 gou1
Taiwan nao kou
Chinese iron hook at the end a long pole

波紋

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Mandarin bō wén / bo1 wen2
Taiwan po wen
Japanese hamon / はもん
Chinese ripple; corrugation
Japanese (1) ripple; ring on the water; (2) repercussions; (3) {music} Japanese slit drum; instrument made of iron with slits on top; makes a rippling sound

流漿


流浆

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Mandarin liú jiāng / liu2 jiang1
Taiwan liu chiang
Japanese rushō
Liquid broth of molten copper, or grains of red-hot iron, in one of the hells; liquid copper

溶銑

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Japanese yousen / yosen / ようせん Japanese molten iron

烙鐵

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Mandarin lào tie / lao4 tie5
Taiwan lao t`ieh / lao tieh
Chinese flatiron; iron; branding iron; soldering iron

焼印

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Japanese yakiin / yakin / やきいん Japanese brand (burnt-in mark of identification); branding iron

焼鏝

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Japanese yakigote / やきごて Japanese (1) soldering iron; hot iron; (2) brand; mark; stigma

煉鐵

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Mandarin liàn tiě / lian4 tie3
Taiwan lien t`ieh / lien tieh
Chinese smelting iron

熔銑

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Japanese yousen / yosen / ようせん Japanese molten iron

熟鐵

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Mandarin shú tiě / shu2 tie3
Taiwan shu t`ieh / shu tieh
Chinese wrought iron

熨斗

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Mandarin yùn dǒu / yun4 dou3
Taiwan yün tou
Japanese noshi / のし
Chinese clothes iron
Japanese (out-dated or obsolete kana usage) (kana only) long thin strip of dried sea-ear or paper attached to a gift; (surname) Noshi

熨燙

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Mandarin yùn tàng / yun4 tang4
Taiwan yün t`ang / yün tang
Chinese to iron (clothes)

燙平

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Mandarin tàng píng / tang4 ping2
Taiwan t`ang p`ing / tang ping
Chinese to press (clothes); to iron out (wrinkles)

燙斗

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Mandarin tàng dǒu / tang4 dou3
Taiwan t`ang tou / tang tou
Chinese clothes iron

燙衣

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Mandarin tàng yī / tang4 yi1
Taiwan t`ang i / tang i
Chinese to iron (clothes)

牛鍋

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Japanese gyuunabe / gyunabe / ぎゅうなべ Japanese (See すきやき) thin slices of beef, cooked with various vegetables in a table-top cast-iron pan; sukiyaki

独古

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Japanese dotsuko / どつこ    dokuko / どくこ Japanese (1) (Buddhist term) single-pronged vajra; tokko; dokko; copper or iron implement, pointed at both ends, used in esoteric Buddhist rituals; (2) cloth of a tokko pattern; (surname) Dotsuko; (surname) Dokuko

独股

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Japanese dokko / どっこ    tokko / とっこ Japanese (1) (Buddhist term) single-pronged vajra; tokko; dokko; copper or iron implement, pointed at both ends, used in esoteric Buddhist rituals; (2) cloth of a tokko pattern

独鈷

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Japanese dotsuko / どつこ    dokko / どっこ    tokko / とっこ Japanese (1) (Buddhist term) single-pronged vajra; tokko; dokko; copper or iron implement, pointed at both ends, used in esoteric Buddhist rituals; (2) cloth of a tokko pattern; (surname) Dotsuko; (surname) Dokko; (place-name) Tokko

猿頬

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Japanese saruboo / さるぼお Japanese (1) cheek pouch (monkey, squirrel, etc.); (2) iron mask that covers the chin and cheeks (worn by samurai); (3) (abbreviation) Anadara kagoshimensis (species of ark clam)

玉鋼

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Japanese tamahagane / たまはがね Japanese steel made from iron sand or black sand (used in sword blades)

生鐵

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Mandarin shēng tiě / sheng1 tie3
Taiwan sheng t`ieh / sheng tieh
Chinese pig iron

異論


异论

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Mandarin yì lùn / yi4 lun4
Taiwan i lun
Japanese iron / いろん
Japanese different opinion; objection
This term is used in Buddhism, but due to a licensing issue, we cannot show the definition

白銑

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Japanese hakusen / はくせん Japanese white pig iron

白鐵

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Mandarin bái tiě / bai2 tie3
Taiwan pai t`ieh / pai tieh
Chinese galvanized iron

砂鉄

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Japanese satetsu / さてつ Japanese iron sand; magnetite sand

篝火

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Mandarin gōu huǒ / gou1 huo3
Taiwan kou huo
Japanese kagaribi / かがりび
Chinese bonfire
Japanese (1) fire built in an iron basket (watch fire, fishing fire, etc.); bonfire; campfire; (2) (archaism) brothel-keeper (Edo period)

紅殻

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Japanese benigara / べにがら Japanese (See 弁柄) red iron oxide (dut: Bengala); rouge

練鉄

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Japanese rentetsu / れんてつ Japanese (noun - becomes adjective with の) wrought iron

製鉄

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Japanese seitetsu / setetsu / せいてつ Japanese (noun - becomes adjective with の) iron manufacture

製銑

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Japanese seisen / sesen / せいせん Japanese pig iron making; pig iron manufacturing

角砧

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Mandarin jiǎo zhēn / jiao3 zhen1
Taiwan chiao chen
Chinese beck iron (corner of anvil)

角鐵

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Mandarin jiǎo tiě / jiao3 tie3
Taiwan chiao t`ieh / chiao tieh
Chinese angle iron

路賀


路贺

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Mandarin lù hè / lu4 he4
Taiwan lu ho
Japanese roka
loha, copper, also gold, iron, etc.

軟鉄

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Japanese nantetsu / なんてつ Japanese soft iron

輪寶


轮宝

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Mandarin lún bǎo / lun2 bao3
Taiwan lun pao
Japanese rinbō / りんぽう
Japanese (out-dated kanji) (Buddhist term) Cakraratna; wheel-shaped treasure possessed by the ideal universal ruler, carried in front of him during excursions to allow easy passage
A cakravartin's wheel, i.e. either gold, silver, copper, or iron, manifesting his rank and power; wheel-treasure

輪王


轮王

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Mandarin lún wáng / lun2 wang2
Taiwan lun wang
Japanese rinō
A cakravartin, 'a ruler the wheels of whose chariot roll everywhere without obstruction; an emperor, a sovereign of the world, a supreme ruler.' M.W. A Buddha, whose truth and realm are universal. There are four kinds of cakravartin, symbolized by wheels of gold, silver, copper, and iron; each possesses the seven precious things, 七寶 q.v; wheel-turning king

轉輪


转轮

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Mandarin zhuǎn lún / zhuan3 lun2
Taiwan chuan lun
Japanese tenrin
Chinese rotating disk; wheel; rotor; cycle of reincarnation in Buddhism
cakravartī, "a ruler the wheels of whose chariot roll everywhere without hindrance." M.W. Revolving wheels; to turn a wheel: also 轉輪王 (轉輪聖王); 輪王; 轉輪聖帝, cf. 斫. The symbol is the cakra or disc, which is of four kinds indicating the rank, i.e. gold, silver, copper, or iron, the iron cakravartī ruling over one continent, the south; the copper, over two, east and south: the silver, over three, east, west, and south; the golden being supreme over all the four continents. The term is also applied to the gods over a universe, and to a buddha as universal spiritual king, and as preacher of the supreme doctrine. Only a cakravartī possesses the 七寳 saptaratna and 1, 000 sons. The cakra, or discus, is also a missile used by a cakravartī for overthrowing his enemies. Its origin is probably the sun with its myriad rays.

金屎

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Japanese kanakuso / かなくそ Japanese (1) slag; dross; (2) iron rust; (place-name) Kanakuso

金棒

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Japanese kanabou / kanabo / かなぼう Japanese (1) metal rod; metal bar; iron rod; crowbar; (2) iron club; iron staff with rings on top (traditionally used by night watchmen); (place-name, surname) Kanabou

金気

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Japanese kanake / かなけ Japanese metallic taste; taste of iron; (personal name) Kaneki; (surname) Kana

金釘

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Japanese kanakugi / かなくぎ Japanese (1) iron nail; metal nail; (2) (abbreviation) (See 金釘流・かなくぎりゅう) scrawl; scrawled writing; (surname) Kanekugi

金鉄

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Japanese kintetsu / きんてつ Japanese gold and iron; firmness; adamancy

金鉢

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Japanese kanehachi / かねはち Japanese (1) metal bowl; (2) iron helmet; (place-name) Kanehachi

釣釜

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Japanese tsurikama / つりかま Japanese iron kettle suspended on a chain; (surname) Tsurikama

鈷鉧

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Mandarin gǔ mǔ / gu3 mu3
Taiwan ku mu
Chinese (literary) clothes iron

鉄人

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Japanese tetsujin / てつじん Japanese iron man; strong man; (given name) Temujin; (given name) Tetsundo; (given name) Tetsuhito; (given name) Tetsuto; (given name) Tetsujin

鉄傘

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Japanese tessan / てっさん Japanese steel or iron dome

鉄分

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Japanese tetsubun / てつぶん Japanese (as a nutrient or in water) iron (content)

鉄剣

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Japanese tekken / てっけん Japanese iron sword

鉄剤

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Japanese tetsuzai / てつざい Japanese (medicinal) iron preparations

鉄塊

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Japanese tekkai / てっかい Japanese lump of iron; iron ingot

鉄塩

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Japanese tetsuen / てつえん Japanese iron salt; ferric salt

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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