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Characters Pronunciation
Romanization
Simple Dictionary Definition

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Mandarin yáng / yang2
Taiwan yang
Japanese you / yo / よう
Chinese ocean; vast; foreign; silver dollar or coin
Japanese (1) Occident and Orient (esp. the Occident); (2) ocean; sea; (prefix) (3) foreign; Western; European; (personal name) Youji; (personal name) Youichi; (surname, given name) You; (personal name) Yutaka; (given name) Fukashi; (given name) Hiromu; (given name) Hiromi; (surname, given name) Hiroshi; (personal name) Hiro; (female given name) Haruka; (surname) Nada; (given name) Oomi; (female given name) Umi; (personal name) Akira

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Mandarin hǎi / hai3
Taiwan hai
Japanese umi(p);mi(ok);wata(ok);wada(ok) / うみ(P);み(ok);わた(ok);わだ(ok)
Chinese ocean; sea; CL:個|个[ge4],片[pian4]; great number of people or things; (dialect) numerous; surname Hai
Japanese sea; ocean; waters; (male given name) Wataru; (female given name) Me-ru; (female given name) Myuu; (female given name) Miu; (female given name) Marin; (female given name) Maare; (female given name) Ma-re; (male given name) Hiroshi; (personal name) Hai; (female given name) Shiori; (female given name) Shii; (surname, female given name) Kai; (female given name) Umi; (female given name) Una; (female given name) Amane
sāgara, the ocean, the sea; ocean; sea

大洋

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Mandarin dà yáng / da4 yang2
Taiwan ta yang
Japanese taiyou / taiyo / たいよう
Chinese oceans; silver yuan
Japanese (noun - becomes adjective with の) ocean; (personal name) Motohiro; (personal name) Hiromi; (given name) Hiroshi; (given name) Tomohiro; (personal name) Daiyou; (place-name, surname) Taiyou; (personal name) Oomi; (surname) Oohiro

海洋

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Mandarin hǎi yáng / hai3 yang2
Taiwan hai yang
Japanese kaiyou / kaiyo / かいよう
Chinese ocean; CL:個|个[ge4]
Japanese (noun - becomes adjective with の) ocean; (female given name) Miyou; (place-name) Kaiyou; (personal name) Unami; (personal name) Unahiro

阿修羅


阿修罗

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Mandarin ā xiū luō / a1 xiu1 luo1
Taiwan a hsiu lo
Japanese ashura / あしゅら
Chinese Asura, malevolent spirits in Indian mythology
Japanese Asura (fighting demon); (female given name) Ashura
asura, 修羅 originally meaning a spirit, spirits, or even the gods, it generally indicates titanic demons, enemies of the gods, with whom, especially Indra, they wage constant war. They are defined as 'not devas', and 'ugly', and 'without wine'. Other forms are 阿須羅 (or 阿蘇羅, or 阿素羅); 阿修倫 (or羅須倫 or 阿修輪 or 羅須輪); 阿素洛; 阿差. Four classes are named according to their manner of rebirth-egg, born, womb-born, transformation-born, and spawn- or water-born. Their abode is in the ocean, north of Sumeru, but certain of the weaker dwell in a western mountain cave. They have realms, rulers, and palaces, as have the devas. The 阿修羅道 is one of the six gatis, or ways of reincarnation. The 修羅場 or 修羅巷 is the battlefield of the asuras against Indra. The 阿修羅琴 are their harps.

大海

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Mandarin dà hǎi / da4 hai3
Taiwan ta hai
Japanese taikai(p);ooumi / taikai(p);oomi / たいかい(P);おおうみ
Chinese sea; ocean
Japanese (1) ocean; large sea; (2) (おおうみ only) fabric pattern; (personal name) Honda; (surname, female given name) Hiromi; (surname) Hiroumi; (female given name) Tomomi; (surname) Daikai; (surname, given name) Taikai; (female given name) Omi; (place-name, surname) Oomi; (surname) Oogai; (surname) Ooumi; (surname) Ooama; (surname, female given name) Oumi
mahāsamudra-sāgara 摩訶三母捺羅婆誐羅 The Ocean.

海底

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Mandarin hǎi dǐ / hai3 di3
Taiwan hai ti
Japanese kaitei(p);unazoko / kaite(p);unazoko / かいてい(P);うなぞこ
Chinese seabed; seafloor; bottom of the ocean
Japanese (1) bottom of the ocean; (can act as adjective) (2) undersea; submarine; (place-name) Ozoko

海砂

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Mandarin hǎi shā / hai3 sha1
Taiwan hai sha
Japanese kaisa / かいさ
Chinese sea sand (sand collected from the ocean floor, as opposed to that which is used as an ingredient in concrete)
Japanese sea sand (sand collected from the ocean floor, as opposed to that which is used as an ingredient in concrete); (female given name) Mizuna; (female given name) Misa; (female given name) Usa

遠洋

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Mandarin yuǎn yáng / yuan3 yang2
Taiwan yüan yang
Japanese enyou / enyo / えんよう
Chinese distant seas; the open ocean (far from the coast)
Japanese (noun - becomes adjective with の) ocean; deep sea

印度洋

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Mandarin yìn dù yáng / yin4 du4 yang2
Taiwan yin tu yang
Japanese indoyou / indoyo / いんどよう
Chinese Indian Ocean
Japanese Indian Ocean

大西洋

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Mandarin dà xī yáng / da4 xi1 yang2
Taiwan ta hsi yang
Japanese taiseiyou / taiseyo / たいせいよう
Chinese Atlantic Ocean
Japanese Atlantic Ocean; (place-name) Taiseiyou

太平洋

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Mandarin tài píng yáng / tai4 ping2 yang2
Taiwan t`ai p`ing yang / tai ping yang
Japanese taira / たいら    taiheiyou / taiheyo / たいへいよう
Chinese Pacific Ocean
Japanese Pacific Ocean; (female given name) Taira; (place-name) Taiheiyou

翻車魚

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Mandarin fān chē yú / fan1 che1 yu2
Taiwan fan ch`e yü / fan che yü
Japanese manbou;manbou / manbo;manbo / まんぼう;マンボウ
Chinese ocean sunfish (Mola mola)
Japanese (kana only) ocean sunfish (Mola mola)

中央海嶺


中央海岭

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Mandarin zhōng yāng hǎi lǐng / zhong1 yang1 hai3 ling3
Taiwan chung yang hai ling
Japanese chuuoukairei / chuokaire / ちゅうおうかいれい
Chinese mid-ocean ridge (geology)
Japanese (noun - becomes adjective with の) mid-ocean ridge; midocean ridge

九牛一毛

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Mandarin jiǔ niú yī máo / jiu3 niu2 yi1 mao2
Taiwan chiu niu i mao
Japanese kyuugyuuichimou;kyuugyuunoichimou / kyugyuichimo;kyugyunoichimo / きゅうぎゅういちもう;きゅうぎゅうのいちもう
Chinese lit. one hair from nine oxen (idiom); fig. a drop in the ocean
Japanese (yoji) a drop in the bucket (ocean); a small fraction (of); trifle

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Mandarin pǔ // bù / pu3 // bu4
Taiwan p`u // pu / pu // pu
Chinese port; flat land next to a river or ocean; port; wharf; pier

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Mandarin zhōu / zhou1
Taiwan chou
Japanese hiji;hishi / ひじ;ひし
Chinese continent; island in a river
Japanese (archaism) mid-ocean sandbank; (surname) Suzaki; (surname) Susaki; (surname) Suga; (surname) Shuu; (surname) Shimazaki; (surname) Shima; (surname) Kunizaki; (female given name) Kuni
An islet; a continent; island

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Mandarin hàn / han4
Taiwan han
Japanese kan / かん
Chinese ocean; vastness
Japanese (given name) Kan

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Mandarin yíng / ying2
Taiwan ying
Japanese ei / e / えい
Chinese ocean
Japanese (given name) Ei

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Mandarin zōng / zong1
Taiwan tsung
Japanese ban / ばん
Japanese (surname) Ban
Translit. vaṃ, associated with water and the ocean; also, the embodiment of wisdom; a decoration for a horse's bridle

中脊

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Mandarin zhōng jǐ / zhong1 ji3
Taiwan chung chi
Chinese mid-ocean ridge (geology)

中遠


中远

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Mandarin zhōng yuǎn / zhong1 yuan3
Taiwan chung yüan
Chinese abbr. for 中遠集團|中远集团[Zhong1 yuan3 Ji2 tuan2], COSCO (China Ocean Shipping Company)

佛海

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Mandarin fú hǎi / fu2 hai3
Taiwan fu hai
Japanese bukkai
Buddha's ocean, the realm of Buddha boundless as the sea; buddha ocean

信海

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Mandarin xìn hǎi / xin4 hai3
Taiwan hsin hai
Japanese shinkai / しんかい
Japanese (given name) Shinkai
The ocean of faith: the true virtue of the believing hear is vast and boundless as the ocean.

劫海

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Mandarin jié hǎi / jie2 hai3
Taiwan chieh hai
Japanese kōkai
The ocean of kalpas, i.e. their great number; an ocean of kalpas

南溟

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Japanese nanmei / nanme / なんめい Japanese the southern ocean; (given name) Nanmei

四喩

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Mandarin sì yù / si4 yu4
Taiwan ssu yü
Japanese shiyu
The four metaphors (of infinity, etc. ): 山斤 the weight of all the mountains in pounds; 海 the drops in the ocean; 地塵 the atoms of dust in the earth; 空 界 the extent of space.

圓海


圆海

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Mandarin yuán hǎi / yuan2 hai3
Taiwan yüan hai
Japanese enkai
The all-embracing ocean, i.e. the perfection or power of the Tathāgata; round ocean

墜海


坠海

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Mandarin zhuì hǎi / zhui4 hai3
Taiwan chui hai
Chinese to fall into the ocean; to crash into the ocean

外洋

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Japanese gaiyou / gaiyo / がいよう Japanese open sea; ocean

外海

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Mandarin wài hǎi / wai4 hai3
Taiwan wai hai
Japanese gaikai;sotoumi / gaikai;sotomi / がいかい;そとうみ
Chinese offshore; open sea
Japanese ocean; open sea; (surname) Tonogai; (place-name) Sotome; (surname) Sotomi; (place-name) Sotoumi; (place-name) Gaikai
The sea that surrounds the four world-continents; outer ocean

如海

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Mandarin rú hǎi / ru2 hai3
Taiwan ju hai
Japanese kotomi / ことみ
Japanese (female given name) Kotomi
This term is used in Buddhism, but due to a licensing issue, we cannot show the definition

山毫

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Mandarin shān háo / shan1 hao2
Taiwan shan hao
Japanese sangō
Writing brushes as numerous as mountains, or as the trees on the mountains (and ink as vast as the ocean).

岸頭


岸头

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Mandarin àn tóu / an4 tou2
Taiwan an t`ou / an tou
Japanese gantou / ganto / がんとう
Japanese shore; wharf
The shore of the ocean of suffering.

州浜

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Japanese suhama / すはま Japanese (1) sandy beach; sandbar that projects into the ocean, particularly in a wavy form; (2) designs and objects with a wavy pattern; (3) sweet mochi cake; (surname) Suhama

巨舶

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Japanese kyohaku / きょはく Japanese ocean liner

巨船

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Japanese kyosen / きょせん Japanese ocean liner

德海

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Mandarin dé hǎi / de2 hai3
Taiwan te hai
Japanese tokkai
The ocean-like character and influence of virtue; ocean of virtue

心海

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Mandarin xīn hǎi / xin1 hai3
Taiwan hsin hai
Japanese motomi / もとみ    mimi / みみ    minami / みなみ    miuna / みうな    miu / みう    shinkai / しんかい    konomi / このみ    konoa / このあ    kokoro / こころ    kokomi / ここみ    kokoa / ここあ    kiyomi / きよみ
Japanese (female given name) Motomi; (female given name) Mimi; (female given name) Minami; (female given name) Miuna; (female given name) Miu; (given name) Shinkai; (female given name) Konomi; (female given name) Konoa; (female given name) Kokoro; (female given name) Kokomi; (female given name) Kokoa; (female given name) Kiyomi
Mind as a sea or ocean, external phenomena being the wind, and the 八識 eight forms of cognition being the waves; mind-sea

性海

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Mandarin xìng hǎi / xing4 hai3
Taiwan hsing hai
Japanese shoukai / shokai / しょうかい
Japanese {Buddh} world of tathata; the pure and absolute truth of the tathata is as wide as the sea; (surname, given name) Shoukai
The ocean of the bhūtatathatā, the all-containing, immaterial nature of the dharmakāya; the ocean of original nature

恒河

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Mandarin héng hé / heng2 he2
Taiwan heng ho
恒水; 恒伽 (竸伽, 殑伽, or 強伽) Gaṅgā, the river Ganges, 'said to drop from the centre of Śiva's ear into the Anavatapta lake' (Eitel), passing through an orifice called variously ox's mouth, lion's mouth, golden elephant's mouth, then round the lake and out to the ocean on the south-east.

恩海

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Mandarin ēn hǎi / en1 hai3
Taiwan en hai
Japanese onkai / おんかい
Japanese (surname) Onkai
The sea of grace; ocean of kindness

愛海


爱海

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Mandarin ài hǎi / ai4 hai3
Taiwan ai hai
Japanese yoshimi / よしみ    megumi / めぐみ    marin / まりん    mami / まみ    manami / まなみ    manaka / まなか    mau / まう    narumi / なるみ    kanami / かなみ    emi / えみ    itsumi / うみ    ikumi / いつみ    anmi / いくみ    an / あんみ    ayumi / あん    ami / あゆみ    akua / あみ    akai / あくあ    aimi / あかい    aika / あいみ
Japanese (personal name) Yoshimi; (female given name) Megumi; (female given name) Marin; (female given name) Mami; (female given name) Manami; (female given name) Manaka; (female given name) Mau; (female given name) Narumi; (female given name) Kanami; (female given name) Emi; (female given name) Umi; (female given name) Itsumi; (female given name) Ikumi; (female given name) Anmi; (female given name) An; (female given name) Ayumi; (female given name) Ami; (female given name) Akua; (female given name) Akai; (female given name) Aimi; (female given name) Aika
The ocean of desire.

戒海

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Mandarin jiè hǎi / jie4 hai3
Taiwan chieh hai
Japanese kaikai
The rules are pure and purify like the waters of the ocean; precepts-ocean

抒海

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Mandarin shū hǎi / shu1 hai3
Taiwan shu hai
Japanese jokai
This term is used in Buddhism, but due to a licensing issue, we cannot show the definition

文殊

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Mandarin wén shū / wen2 shu1
Taiwan wen shu
Japanese monju / もんじゅ
Chinese Manjushri, the Bodhisattva of keen awareness
Japanese (Buddhist term) Manjushri; Manjusri; Bodhisattva that represents transcendent wisdom; (p,s,f) Monju
(文殊師利) Mañjuśrī 滿殊尸利 -later 曼殊室利. 文殊 is also used for Mañjunātha, Mañjudeva, Mañjughoṣa, Mañjuṣvara, et al. T., hjamdpal; J., Monju. Origin unknown; presumably, like most Buddhas and bodhisattvas, an idealization of a particular quality, in his case of Wisdom. Mañju is beautiful, Śrī; good fortune, virtue, majesty, lord, an epithet of a god. Six definitions are obtained from various scriptures: 妙首 (or 頭 ) wonderful or beautiful) head; 普首 universal head; 濡首 glossy head (probably a transliteration); 敬首 revered head; 妙德 wonderful virtue (or power); 妙吉祥 wonderfully auspicious; the last is a later translation in the 西域記. As guardian of wisdom 智慧 he is often placed on Śākyamuni's left, with 普顯 on the right as guardian of law 理, the latter holding the Law, the former the wisdom or exposition of it; formerly they held the reverse positions. He is often represented with five curls or waves to his hair indicating the 五智 q. v. or the five peaks; his hand holds the sword of wisdom and he sits on a lion emblematic of its stern majesty: but he has other forms. He is represented as a youth, i. e. eternal youth. His present abode is given as east of the universe, known as 淸涼山 clear and cool mountain, or a region 寶住 precious abode, or Abode of Treasures, or 寶氏 from which he derives one of his titles, 寶相如來. One of his dhāraṇīs prophesies China as his post-nirvāṇa realm. In past incarnations he is described as being the parent of many Buddhas and as having assisted the Buddha into existence; his title was 龍種上佛 the supreme Buddha of the nāgas, also 大身佛 or 神仙佛; now his title is 歡喜藏摩尼寶精佛 The spiritual Buddha who joyfully cares for the jewel: and his future title is to be 普現佛 Buddha universally revealed. In the 序品 Introductory Chapter of the Lotus Sutra he is also described as the ninth predecessor or Buddha-ancestor of Śākyamuni. He is looked on as the chief of the Bodhisattvas and represents them, as the chief disciple of the Buddha, or as his son 法王子. Hīnayāna counts Śāriputra as the wisest of the disciples, Mahāyāna gives Mañjuśrī the chief place, hence he is also styled 覺母 mother, or begetter of understanding. He is shown riding on either a lion or a peacock, or sitting on a white lotus; often he holds a book, emblem of wisdom, or a blue lotus; in certain rooms of a monastery he is shown as a monk; and he appears in military array as defender of the faith. His signs, magic words, and so on, are found in various sutras. His most famous centre in China is Wu-tai shan in Shansi. where he is the object of pilgrimages, especially of Mongols. The legends about him are many. He takes the place in Buddhism of Viśvakarman as Vulcan, or architect, of the universe. He is one of the eight Dhyāni-bodhisattvas, and sometimes has the image of Akṣobhya in his crown. He was mentioned in China as early as the fourth century and in the Lotus Sutra he frequently appears, especially as the converter of the daughter of the Dragon-king of the Ocean. He has five messengers 五使者 and eight youths 八童子 attending on him. His hall in the Garbhadhātu maṇḍala is the seventh, in which his group numbers twenty-five. His position is northeast. There are numerous sutras and other works with his name as title, e. g. 文殊師利問菩提經 Gayaśīrṣa sūtra, tr. by Kumārajīva 384-417: and its 論 or .Tīkā of Vasubandhu, tr. by Bodhiruci 535. see list in B. N.

智海

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Mandarin zhì hǎi / zhi4 hai3
Taiwan chih hai
Japanese tomomi / ともみ    chinami / ちなみ    chikai / ちかい    satomi / さとみ
Japanese (female given name) Tomomi; (female given name) Chinami; (given name) Chikai; (female given name) Satomi
This term is used in Buddhism, but due to a licensing issue, we cannot show the definition

朝凪

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Japanese asanagi / あさなぎ Japanese morning calm (over the ocean); (surname, female given name) Asanagi; (female given name) Asana

東海


东海

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Mandarin dōng hǎi / dong1 hai3
Taiwan tung hai
Japanese toukai / tokai / とうかい
Chinese East China Sea; East Sea (Chinese mythology and ancient geography)
Japanese (1) region south of Tokyo on Pacific Ocean side of Japan; eastern sea; (2) East Sea (controversial name for the Sea of Japan proposed by Korea); (place-name, surname) Higashiumi; (female given name) Harumi; (given name) Tomi; (surname) Toumi; (place-name, surname) Toukai; (surname) Azumi; (surname) Azumaumi
This term is used in Buddhism, but due to a licensing issue, we cannot show the definition

果海

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Mandarin guǒ hǎi / guo3 hai3
Taiwan kuo hai
Japanese kakai
The ocean of bodhi or enightenment; fruit-ocean

業海


业海

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Mandarin yè hǎi / ye4 hai3
Taiwan yeh hai
Japanese gō kai
Chinese sea of evil; endless crime
The vast, deep ocean of (evil) karma; ocean of karma

橫斷

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Mandarin héng duàn / heng2 duan4
Taiwan heng tuan
Chinese to cross (a road, an ocean etc); to cut across

欲海

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Mandarin yù hǎi / yu4 hai3
Taiwan yü hai
Japanese yokukai
Chinese ocean of lust (Buddhist term); worldly desires
The ocean of desire, so called because of its extent and depth.

死海

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Mandarin sǐ hǎi / si3 hai3
Taiwan ssu hai
Japanese shikai / しかい
Chinese the Dead Sea
Japanese Dead Sea; (place-name) Dead Sea
The sea of mortality; ocean of mortality

水圈

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Mandarin shuǐ quān / shui3 quan1
Taiwan shui ch`üan / shui chüan
Chinese the earth's ocean; the hydrosphere (geology)

汗漫

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Mandarin hàn màn / han4 man4
Taiwan han man
Chinese vast; without boundaries; power (of a river or ocean)

法水

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Mandarin fǎ shuǐ / fa3 shui3
Taiwan fa shui
Japanese housui / hosui / ほうすい    norimizu / のりみず
Japanese (given name) Housui; (surname, given name) Norimizu
Buddha-truth likened to water able to wash away the stains of illusion; 法河 to a deep river; 法海 to a vast deep ocean; dharma-water

法門


法门

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Mandarin fǎ mén / fa3 men2
Taiwan fa men
Japanese hōmon
Chinese gate to enlightment (Buddhism); Buddhism; way; method; (old) south gate of a palace
dharmaparyāya. The doctrines, or wisdom of Buddha regarded as the door to enlightenment. A method. Any sect. As the living have 84,000 delusions, so the Buddha provides 84,000 methods法門of dealing with them. Hence the法門海 ocean of Buddha's methods.

波枕

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Japanese namimakura / なみまくら Japanese sleeping while on a sea voyage; falling asleep to the sound of the ocean

洋上

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Japanese youjou / yojo / ようじょう Japanese on the sea or ocean

洋底

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Mandarin yáng dǐ / yang2 di3
Taiwan yang ti
Chinese ocean floor; bottom of the ocean

洋流

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Mandarin yáng liú / yang2 liu2
Taiwan yang liu
Chinese ocean current

洋脊

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Mandarin yáng jǐ / yang2 ji3
Taiwan yang chi
Chinese mid-ocean ridge

洋面

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Mandarin yáng miàn / yang2 mian4
Taiwan yang mien
Chinese ocean surface

洲浜

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Japanese suhama / すはま Japanese (1) sandy beach; sandbar that projects into the ocean, particularly in a wavy form; (2) designs and objects with a wavy pattern; (3) sweet mochi cake; (surname) Suhama

洶湧

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Mandarin xiōng yǒng / xiong1 yong3
Taiwan hsiung yung
Chinese to surge up violently (of ocean, river, lake etc); turbulent

浅堆

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Japanese sentai / せんたい Japanese bank (sea, ocean); shoal

浩瀚

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Mandarin hào hàn / hao4 han4
Taiwan hao han
Japanese koukan / kokan / こうかん
Chinese vast (of ocean); boundless
Japanese (noun or adjectival noun) bulky; voluminous

浩蕩

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Mandarin hào dàng / hao4 dang4
Taiwan hao tang
Chinese vast and mighty (of river or ocean); broad and powerful

浪濤

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Mandarin làng tāo / lang4 tao1
Taiwan lang t`ao / lang tao
Chinese ocean wave; billows

浪花

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Mandarin làng huā / lang4 hua1
Taiwan lang hua
Japanese namibana / なみばな    namihana / なみはな    namika / なみか    naniwa / なにわ
Chinese spray; ocean spray; spindrift; fig. happenings from one's life; CL:朵[duo3]
Japanese Naniwa (former name for Osaka region); (surname) Namibana; (place-name, surname) Namihana; (surname) Namika; (place-name, surname) Naniwa

海区

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Japanese kaiku / かいく Japanese ocean sector

海印

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Mandarin hǎi yìn / hai3 yin4
Taiwan hai yin
Japanese kaiin
The ocean symbol, indicating the vastness of the meditation of the Buddha, the vision of all things; ocean-seal

海原

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Mandarin hǎi yuán / hai3 yuan2
Taiwan hai yüan
Japanese unabara / うなばら
Chinese Haiyuan county in Zhongwei 中衛|中卫[Zhong1 wei4], Ningxia
Japanese ocean; sea; the deep; (place-name) Kaiwara; (surname) Kaibara; (surname) Kaihara; (surname) Umibara; (surname) Umihara; (surname) Unabara; (personal name) Unahara

海域

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Mandarin hǎi yù / hai3 yu4
Taiwan hai yü
Japanese kaiiki / kaiki / かいいき
Chinese sea area; territorial waters; maritime space
Japanese area of ocean

海嶺

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Mandarin hǎi lǐng / hai3 ling3
Taiwan hai ling
Japanese kairei / kaire / かいれい
Chinese mid-ocean ridge
Japanese (submarine) ridge

海床

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Mandarin hǎi chuáng / hai3 chuang2
Taiwan hai ch`uang / hai chuang
Chinese seabed; seafloor; bottom of the ocean

海德

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Mandarin hǎi dé / hai3 de2
Taiwan hai te
Japanese kaitoku
Chinese Hyde (surname)
The eight virtues, or powers of the ocean, i.e. vastness, tidal regularity, throwing out of the dead, containing the seven kinds of pearls, absorption of all rivers, of all rain without increase, holding the most mighty fish, universal unvarying saltness; virtues as vast as an ocean

海會


海会

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Mandarin hǎi huì / hai3 hui4
Taiwan hai hui
Japanese kaie
The assembly of the saints; also a cemetery; ocean-assembly

海気

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Japanese kaiki / かいき Japanese (1) sea air; sea breeze; (2) ocean and atmosphere; (3) type of yarn-dyed silk goods; (surname) Kaiki

海水

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Mandarin hǎi shuǐ / hai3 shui3
Taiwan hai shui
Japanese kaisui / かいすい
Chinese seawater
Japanese ocean water; (female given name) Umi
This term is used in Buddhism, but due to a licensing issue, we cannot show the definition

海流

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Japanese kairyuu / kairyu / かいりゅう Japanese ocean current; (given name) Miru; (female given name) Kairu

海淵


海渊

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Mandarin hǎi yuān / hai3 yuan1
Taiwan hai yüan
Japanese kaien / かいえん
Japanese ocean depths; (surname) Kaibuchi
This term is used in Buddhism, but due to a licensing issue, we cannot show the definition

海溝

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Mandarin hǎi gōu / hai3 gou1
Taiwan hai kou
Japanese kaikou / kaiko / かいこう
Chinese marine trench
Japanese (noun or adjectival noun) ocean trench; deep

海漫

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Japanese kaiman / かいまん Japanese (archaism) ocean; large sea

海珠

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Mandarin hǎi zhū / hai3 zhu1
Taiwan hai chu
Japanese mikoto / みこと    kaiju / かいじゅ
Chinese Haizhu district of Guangzhou city 廣州市|广州市[Guang3 zhou1 shi4], Guangdong
Japanese (female given name) Mikoto; (male given name) Kaiju
Ocean pearls, things hard to obtain; pearl [at the bottom of] the ocean

海盆

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Japanese kaibon / かいぼん Japanese ocean basin

海衆


海众

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Mandarin hǎi zhòng / hai3 zhong4
Taiwan hai chung
Japanese kaishu
Ocean assembly, i.e. a great assembly of monks, the whole body of monks.

海陸

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Mandarin hǎi lù / hai3 lu4
Taiwan hai lu
Japanese kairiku / かいりく
Chinese sea and land; ocean and continent; army and navy
Japanese land and sea; (surname) Kairiku; (female given name) Kairi

海魚

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Japanese kaigyo / かいぎょ Japanese ocean fish; saltwater fish

深海

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Mandarin shēn hǎi / shen1 hai3
Taiwan shen hai
Japanese shinkai / しんかい
Chinese deep sea
Japanese (noun - becomes adjective with の) deep sea; depths of the sea; ocean depths; (female given name) Mimi; (female given name) Midori; (female given name) Mika; (female given name) Miuna; (female given name) Miu; (place-name, surname) Fukami; (surname) Fukaumi; (surname) Shinkai

淵海

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Mandarin yuān hǎi / yuan1 hai3
Taiwan yüan hai
Chinese (lit.) abyss and ocean; (fig.) vast and profound

滄海


沧海

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Mandarin cāng hǎi / cang1 hai3
Taiwan ts`ang hai / tsang hai
Japanese sōkai / そうかい
Japanese blue waters
This term is used in Buddhism, but due to a licensing issue, we cannot show the definition

滄溟

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Japanese soumei / some / そうめい Japanese (obscure) great blue sea; ocean

漂洋

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Mandarin piāo yáng / piao1 yang2
Taiwan p`iao yang / piao yang
Chinese to cross the ocean

潮境

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Japanese shiozakai / しおざかい Japanese point of contact between ocean currents; (surname) Shiome

潮目

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Japanese shiome / しおめ Japanese (1) junction line between two sea currents; line where two ocean currents meet; (2) course of things; turning point

瀛臺

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Mandarin yíng tái / ying2 tai2
Taiwan ying t`ai / ying tai
Chinese Ocean platform in Zhongnanhai 中南海[Zhong1 nan2 hai3] surrounded by water on three sides, recreation area for imperial wives and concubines, more recently for communist top brass

煙海

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Mandarin yān hǎi / yan1 hai3
Taiwan yen hai
Chinese the vast ocean

理事

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Mandarin lǐ shì / li3 shi4
Taiwan li shih
Japanese riji / りじ
Chinese member of council
Japanese director; board of directors
Noumena and phenomena, principle and practice, absolute and relative, real and empirical, cause and effect, fundamental essence and external activity, potential and actual; e.g. store and distribution, ocean and wave, static and kinetic; principle and phenomena

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