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Mandarin guān dì / guan1 di4
Taiwan kuan ti
Japanese Kantei
Guandi, the god of War, a deified hero of the Three Kingdoms, a protector of Buddhism.



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Mandarin bǎo hù zhě / bao3 hu4 zhe3
Taiwan pao hu che
Japanese hogosha / ほごしゃ
Chinese protector
Japanese guardian; protector; patron; parent



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Mandarin guān shì yīn / guan1 shi4 yin1
Taiwan kuan shih yin
Japanese kanzeon / かんぜおん
Chinese Guanyin, the Bodhisattva of Compassion or Goddess of Mercy (Sanskrit Avalokiteśvara)
Japanese (out-dated kanji) Avalokiteshvara (Bodhisattva); Avalokitesvara; Kannon; Kwannon; Guanyin; Buddhist deity of compassion
Regarder of the world's sounds, or cries, the so-called Goddess of Mercy; also known as 觀音; 觀世音善薩; 觀自在 (觀世自在); 觀尹; 光世音 (the last being the older form). Avalokiteśvara, v. 阿 8. Originally represented as a male, the images are now generally those of a female figure. The meaning of the term is in doubt; it is intp. as above, but the term 觀自在 (觀世自在) accords with the idea of Sovereign Regarder and is not associated with sounds or cries. Guanyin is one of the triad of Amida, is represented on his left, and is also represented as crowned with Amida; but there are as many as thirty-three different forms of Guanyin, sometimes with a bird, a vase, a willow wand, a pearl, a 'thousand' eyes and hands, etc., and, when as bestower of children, carrying a child. The island of Putuo (Potala) is the chief centre of Guanyin worship, where she is the protector of all in distress, especially of those who go to sea. There are many sūtras, etc., devoted to the cult, but its provenance and the date of its introduction to China are still in doubt. Chapter 25 of the Lotus Sūtra is devoted to Guanyin, and is the principal scripture of the cult; its date is uncertain. Guanyin is sometimes confounded with Amitābha and Maitreya. She is said to be the daughter of king Śubhavyūha 妙莊王, who had her killed by 'stifling because the sword of the executioner broke without hurting her. Her spirit went to hell; but hell changed into paradise. Yama sent her back to life to save his hell, when she was miraculously transported on a Lotus flower to the island of Poo-too'. Eitel.

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Mandarin/ fu2
Taiwan fu
Japanese bachi / ばち    ikada / いかだ
Chinese beam; rafter
Japanese (1) plectrum; pick; (2) drumstick for Japanese drums (e.g. taiko); (1) (kana only) raft; (2) forearm protector; (3) skewered baby-eel kabayaki

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Mandarin/ fa2
Taiwan fa
Japanese ikada / いかだ
Chinese raft (of logs)
Japanese (1) (kana only) raft; (2) forearm protector; (3) skewered baby-eel kabayaki; (surname) Ikada
A raft.

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Japanese tomo / とも Japanese archer's left-wrist protector; (given name) Tomoe; (p,s,g) Tomo


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Mandarin dì zàng / di4 zang4
Taiwan ti tsang
Japanese jizou / jizo / じぞう
Chinese Kṣitigarbha, the Bodhisattva of the Great Vow (to save all souls before accepting Bodhi); also translated Earth Treasury, Earth Womb, or Earth Store Bodhisattva
Japanese (surname) Jizou
Ti-tsang, J. Jizō, Kṣitigarbha, 乞叉底蘗沙; Earth-store, Earth-treasury, or Earthwomb. One of the group of eight Dhvani- Bodhisattvas. With hints of a feminine origin, he is now the guardian of the earth. Though associated with Yama as overlord, and with the dead and the hells, his role is that of saviour. Depicted with the alarum staff with its six rings, he is accredited with power over the hells and is devoted to the saving of all creatures between the nirvana of Śākyamuni and the advent of Maitreya the fifth century he has been especially considered as the deliverer from the hells. His central place in China is at Chiu-hua-shan, forty li south-west of Ch'ing-yang in Anhui. In Japan he is also the protector of travellers by land and his image accordingly appears on the roads; bereaved parents put stones by his images to seek his aid in relieving the labours of their dead in the task of piling stones on the banks of the Buddhist Styx; he also helps women in labour. He is described as holding a place between the gods and men on the one hand and the hells on the other for saving all in distress; some say he is an incarnation of Yama. At dawn he sits immobile on the earth 地 and meditates on the myriads of its beings 藏. When represented as a monk, it may be through the influence of a Korean monk who is considered to be his incarnation, and who came to China in 653 and died in 728 at the age of 99 after residing at Chiu-hua-shan for seventy-five years: his body, not decaying, is said to have been gilded over and became an object of worship. Many have confused 眞羅 part of Korea with 暹羅 Siam. There are other developments of Ti-tsang, such as the 六地藏 Six Ti-tsang, i. e. severally converting or transforming those in the hells, pretas, animals, asuras, men, and the devas; these six Ti-tsang have different images and symbols. Ti-tsang has also six messengers 六使者: Yama for transforming those in hell; the pearl-holder for pretas; the strong one or animals; the devīof mercy for asuras; the devī of the treasure for human beings; one who has charge of the heavens for the devas. There is also the 延命地藏 Yanming Ti-tsang, who controls length of days and who is approached, as also may be P'u-hsien, for that Purpose; his two assistants are the Supervisors of good and evil 掌善 and 掌惡. Under another form, as 勝軍地藏 Ti-tsang is chiefly associated with the esoteric cult. The benefits derived from his worship are many, some say ten, others say twenty-eight. His vows are contained in the 地藏菩薩本願經. There is also the 大乘大集地藏十電經 tr. by Xuanzang in 10 juan in the seventh century, which probably influenced the spread of the Ti-tsang cult.


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Japanese daibo / だいぼ    daiho / だいほ    taiho / たいほ    ooyasu / おおやす    oobo / おおぼ    ooho / おおほ Japanese (1) Grand Protector (lowest of the top three civil positions of the Zhou Dynasty); (2) Minister of the Right (official in Nara and Heian periods); (surname) Daibo; (place-name, surname) Daiho; (place-name) Taiho; (surname) Ooyasu; (surname) Oobo; (place-name, surname) Ooho


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Mandarin tài bǎo / tai4 bao3
Taiwan t`ai pao / tai pao
Japanese motoyasu / もとやす    tamotsu / たもつ    takayasu / たかやす    taipoo / たいぽー
Chinese a very high official in ancient China; juvenile delinquents; Taibao or Taipao city in Chiayi county 嘉義縣|嘉义县[Jia1 yi4 xian4], west Taiwan
Japanese (1) Grand Protector (lowest of the top three civil positions of the Zhou Dynasty); (2) Minister of the Right (official in Nara and Heian periods); (given name) Motoyasu; (personal name) Tamotsu; (given name) Takayasu; (personal name) Taipo-


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Mandarin dì jun / di4 jun4
Taiwan ti chün
Chinese Dijun, Shang dynasty protector God; possibly same as legendary Emperor 帝嚳|帝喾


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Mandarin yuè zhī / yue4 zhi1
Taiwan yüeh chih
Japanese gesshi / げっし
Chinese Tokhara; Tokharians (historic people of central Asia)
Japanese Yuezhi; Rouzhi; an ancient Central Asian people
(月支國) The Yuezhi, or 'Indo-Scythians', 月氏 (國) and a country they at one time occupied, i. e. 都貨羅 Tukhara, Tokharestan, or Badakshan. Driven out from the northern curve of the Yellow River by the Huns, circa 165 B. C., they conquered Bactria 大夏, the Punjab, Kashmir, 'and the greater part of India. ' Their expulsion from the north of Shansi was the cause of the famous journey of Zhangqian of the Han dynasty and the beginning of Chinese expansion to the north-west. Kanishka, king of the Yuezhi towards the end of the first century A. D., became the great protector and propagator of Buddhism.


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Mandarin shuǐ tiān / shui3 tian1
Taiwan shui t`ien / shui tien
Japanese suiten / すいてん
Japanese (1) water and sky; (2) Varuna; Vedic god of water and sky (adopted into Buddhism as god of water and protector of the west)
Varuṇa, 縛嚕拏; 婆樓那 ούϕανός, the heavens, or the sky, where are clouds and dragons; the 水神 water-deva, or dragon-king, who rules the clouds, rains, and water generally. One of the 大神 in the esoteric maṇḍalas; he rules the west; his consort is the 水天妃 represented on his left, and his chief retainer 水天眷屬 is placed on his right.


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Japanese muneate / むねあて    munaate / munate / むなあて Japanese (irregular okurigana usage) (1) breastplate; chest protector; (2) bib



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Mandarin zhòng yòu / zhong4 you4
Taiwan chung yu
Japanese shuyū
Protector or Benefactor of all, an old intp. of Bhagavat; assembly of blessings



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Mandarin hù fǎ / hu4 fa3
Taiwan hu fa
Japanese gohou / goho / ごほう
Chinese to keep the law; to protect Buddha's teachings; protector of Buddhist law (i.e. temple donor)
Japanese (1) {Buddh} defence of Buddhist doctrines; god who defends Buddhist doctrines; (2) defence of the constitution; (3) religious power to dispel demons and diseases; (surname) Gohou
To protect or maintain the Buddha-truth; also name of Dharmapāla q.v.



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Mandarin lài zhā / lai4 zha1
Taiwan lai cha
Japanese raita
(賴吒啝羅) rāṣṭrapāla, protector of a kingdom, king.



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Mandarin dū hù / du1 hu4
Taiwan tu hu
Japanese togo / とご
Chinese (old) highest administrative post in border areas; governor of a march
Japanese (1) (See 都護府) Protector General; Tang-period Chinese official in charge of the local Protectorate General; (2) (See 按察使) travelling inspector of the provincial governments (Nara- and Heian-period position)



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Mandarin chǒu mù / chou3 mu4
Taiwan ch`ou mu / chou mu
Japanese Shūmoku
醜眼 Virūpākṣa; ugly-eyed, i.e. Śiva with his three eyes; also the name of the mahārāja-protector of the West, v. 毘.


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Japanese bougu / bogu / ぼうぐ Japanese guard; protector; defensive armament; personal armor (armour)



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Mandarin wǔ bù jìng / wu3 bu4 jing4
Taiwan wu pu ching
Japanese gobu jō
(居 炎 摩 羅) Yama as protector in the retinue of the thousand-hand Guanyin; five part purity (?)


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Mandarin dà wēi dé / da4 wei1 de2
Taiwan ta wei te
Japanese dai itoku
Mahātejas. Of awe-inspiring power, or virtue, able to suppress evildoers and protect the good. A king of garuḍas, v. 迦. Title of a 明王 protector of Buddhism styled 大威德者; 大威德尊; 大威德明王; 百光扁照王; there are symbols, spells, esoteric words, sutras, etc., connected with this title.


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Japanese shugonin / しゅごにん Japanese (archaism) guard; protector



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Mandarin shǒu hù shén / shou3 hu4 shen2
Taiwan shou hu shen
Japanese shugojin;shugoshin / しゅごじん;しゅごしん
Chinese protector God; patron saint
Japanese guardian deity


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Japanese higosha / ひごしゃ Japanese guardian; mentor; protector


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Mandarin chí fǎ zhě / chi2 fa3 zhe3
Taiwan ch`ih fa che / chih fa che
Japanese jihōsha
A keeper or protector of the Buddha-law; protector of the dharma



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Mandarin dǎng fēng qiáng / dang3 feng1 qiang2
Taiwan tang feng ch`iang / tang feng chiang
Chinese lit. windbreak; fig. protector


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Japanese enmaten / えんまてん Japanese (Buddhist term) Yama (as protector deity of the south in esoteric Buddhism)


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Japanese ikada;ikada / いかだ;イカダ Japanese (1) (kana only) raft; (2) forearm protector; (3) (See かば焼き) skewered baby-eel kabayaki


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Japanese muneate / むねあて    munaate / munate / むなあて Japanese (1) breastplate; chest protector; (2) bib


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Japanese muneate / むねあて    munaate / munate / むなあて Japanese (1) breastplate; chest protector; (2) bib


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Japanese haramaki / はらまき Japanese breast-protector; stomach band



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Mandarin hù shì zhě / hu4 shi4 zhe3
Taiwan hu shih che
Japanese gosesha
The four lokapālas, each protecting one of the four quarters of space, the guardians of the world and of the Buddhist faith; world-protector(s)



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Mandarin hù fǎ shén / hu4 fa3 shen2
Taiwan hu fa shen
Japanese gohō jin
Chinese protector deities of Buddhist law
The four lokapālas, seen at the entrance to Buddhist temples, v, supra; dharma-protecting deity



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Mandarin jīn gāng shǒu / jin1 gang1 shou3
Taiwan chin kang shou
Japanese kongoushu / kongoshu / こんごうしゅ
Japanese {Buddh} Vajrapani; wielder of the vajra
vajrapāṇi, a holder of the vajra, a protector, any image with this symbol; 金剛部 Groups of the same in the 金 and 胎 maṇḍalas.


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Mandarin jīn dà wáng / jin1 da4 wang2
Taiwan chin ta wang
Japanese Kondai ō
Protector of travellers, shown in the train of the 1, 000-hand Guanyin; gold great king (?)


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Japanese enmaten / えんまてん Japanese (Buddhist term) Yama (as protector deity of the south in esoteric Buddhism)


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Mandarin ā nà tā / a1 na4 ta1
Taiwan a na t`a / a na ta
Japanese anata
anātha, protector-less.



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Mandarin mó hóu luó jiā / mo2 hou2 luo2 jia1
Taiwan mo hou lo chia
Japanese magoraga
Chinese Mahoraga, snake's headed Indian deity; a protector deity of Buddhist law



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Mandarin shì tí huán yīn / shi4 ti2 huan2 yin1
Taiwan shih t`i huan yin / shih ti huan yin
Japanese Shaku daikanin
Śakro-devānāmindra, 釋 Śakra 提桓 devānām 因 Indra; Śakra the Indra of the devas, the sky-god, the god of the nature-gods, ruler of the thirty-three heavens, considered by Buddhists as inferior to the Buddhist saint, but as a deva-protector of Buddhism. Also 釋羅; 賒羯羅因陀羅; 帝釋; 釋帝; v. 釋迦. He has numerous other appellations; Śakrodevānām Indrah


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Mandarin qīng miàn jīn gāng / qing1 mian4 jin1 gang1
Taiwan ch`ing mien chin kang / ching mien chin kang
The blue-faced rāja, protector of Buddhism, king of the yaksas, with open mouth, dog's fangs, three eyes, four arms, wearing skulls on his head, serpents on his legs, etc.


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Japanese taihou;taiho / taiho;taiho / たいほう;たいほ Japanese (1) Grand Protector (lowest of the top three civil positions of the Zhou Dynasty); (2) (See 右大臣) Minister of the Right (official in Nara and Heian periods)


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Mandarin jīn sè kǒng què wáng / jin1 se4 kong3 que4 wang2
Taiwan chin se k`ung ch`üeh wang / chin se kung chüeh wang
Japanese Konjiki kujaku ō
The golden-hued peacock king, protector of travellers, in the retinue of the 1,000-hands Guanyin.


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Japanese purotekutaa / purotekuta / プロテクター Japanese protector


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Japanese wagonmooru / ワゴンモール Japanese plastic moulding over cables to prevent damage by wheels (wasei: wagon mould); cable protector



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Mandarin hé yí luō huán yuè chā / he2 yi2 luo1 huan2 yue4 cha1
Taiwan ho i lo huan yüeh ch`a / ho i lo huan yüeh cha
Japanese Wairaoneisa
跋闍羅波膩 Vajrapāṇi, the 金剛手 Bodhisattva holding the sceptre or thunderbolt, or 金剛神 one of the names of Indra, as a demon king and protector of Buddhism.



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Mandarin dà quán xiū lì pú sà / da4 quan2 xiu1 li4 pu2 sa4
Taiwan ta ch`üan hsiu li p`u sa / ta chüan hsiu li pu sa
Japanese Daigon Shuri Bosatsu
A bodhisattva―protector of monasteries, depicted as shading his eyes with his hand and looking afar, said to have been a Warden of the Coast under the emperor Aśoka; Great Authority of the Benefits of Practice Bodhisattva



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Mandarin hé lì shā fá dàn nà / he2 li4 sha1 fa2 dan4 na4
Taiwan ho li sha fa tan na
Japanese Karishabadanna
Harṣavardhana, king of Kanyākubja, protector of Buddhism about A. D. 625.


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Japanese enmaten / えんまてん Japanese {Buddh} (See 閻魔) Yama (as protector deity of the south in esoteric Buddhism)


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Japanese iyapurotekutaa / iyapurotekuta / イヤプロテクター Japanese ear protector


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Japanese saajipurotekuta / sajipurotekuta / サージプロテクタ Japanese (computer terminology) surge protector



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Mandarin dà hù míng dà tuó luó ní jīng / da4 hu4 ming2 da4 tuo2 luo2 ni2 jing1
Taiwan ta hu ming ta t`o lo ni ching / ta hu ming ta to lo ni ching
Japanese Daigo myō dai daranikyō
Dhāraṇī of the Great Mantra Protector; Dhāraṇī of the Great Mantra Protector


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Japanese iya purotekutaa / iya purotekuta / イヤ・プロテクター Japanese ear protector


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Japanese saaji purotekuta / saji purotekuta / サージ・プロテクタ Japanese (computer terminology) surge protector


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Japanese chekkupurotekutaa / chekkupurotekuta / チェックプロテクター Japanese check protector


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Japanese chekku purotekutaa / chekku purotekuta / チェック・プロテクター Japanese check protector


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Japanese muneate;munaate / muneate;munate / むねあて;むなあて Japanese (1) breastplate; chest protector; (2) bib



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Mandarin yǎ hé luō yǎ hé luō mǎ má ǎi yóu ér sǎn tǎ luō ní / ya3 he2 luo1 ya3 he2 luo1 ma3 ma2 ai3 you2 er2 san3 ta3 luo1 ni2
Taiwan ya ho lo ya ho lo ma ma ai yu erh san t`a lo ni / ya ho lo ya ho lo ma ma ai yu erh san ta lo ni
Japanese akara akaramama aiyuji santōrani
āhāra āharaṇam āyuḥ, saṃtāraṇe 'Give me, give me old age, oh protector'; (Skt. āhāra āharaṇam āyuḥ, saṃtāraṇe)


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Japanese iyapurotekutaa;iya purotekutaa / iyapurotekuta;iya purotekuta / イヤプロテクター;イヤ・プロテクター Japanese ear protector


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Japanese saajipurotekuta;saaji purotekuta / sajipurotekuta;saji purotekuta / サージプロテクタ;サージ・プロテクタ Japanese {comp} surge protector


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Japanese chesutopurotekutaa;chesuto purotekutaa / chesutopurotekuta;chesuto purotekuta / チェストプロテクター;チェスト・プロテクター Japanese chest protector


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Japanese chekkupurotekutaa;chekku purotekutaa / chekkupurotekuta;chekku purotekuta / チェックプロテクター;チェック・プロテクター Japanese check protector

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