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Mandarin míng / ming2
Taiwan ming
Japanese mei / me / めい    min / みん    myou / myo / みょう
 Vertical Wall Scroll
Chinese bright; opposite: dark 暗[an4]; (of meaning) clear; to understand; next; public or open; wise; generic term for a sacrifice to the gods; Ming Dynasty (1368-1644); surname Ming; Ming (c. 2000 BC), fourth of the legendary Flame Emperors, 炎帝[Yan2 di4] descended from Shennong 神農|神农[Shen2 nong2] Farmer God
Japanese (1) brightness; (2) clarity; acumen; (3) power of vision; Ming (dynasty of China, 1368-1644); (1) {Buddh} vidya (wisdom); (2) (See 真言・1) mantra; (prefix) (3) the coming (4th of July, etc.); (given name) Tooru; (female given name) Sayaka; (female given name) Saya; (male given name) Satoshi; (personal name) Asumi; (surname) Akera; (personal name) Akemine; (surname) Akesaki; (place-name, surname) Ake; (female given name) Akuru; (surname) Akiraka; (surname, female given name) Akira; (personal name) Akinori; (personal name) Akitsugu; (surname, female given name) Aki; (female given name) Akaru; (surname, female given name) Akari; (personal name) Akamine; (personal name) Akajio; (personal name) Akashio; (surname, female given name) Akashi
vidyā, knowledge. ming means bright, clear, enlightenment, intp. by 智慧 or 聰明 wisdom, wise; to understand. It represents Buddha-wisdom and its revelation; also the manifestation of a Buddha's light or effulgence; it is a term for 眞言 because the 'true word' can destroy the obscurity of illusion; the 'manifestation' of the power of the object of worship; it means also dhāraṇīs or mantras of mystic wisdom. Also, the Ming dynasty A. D. 1368-1644.

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Mandarin shàn // chán / shan4 // chan2
Taiwan shan // ch`an / shan // chan
Japanese yuzuri / ゆずり    zen / ぜん
Chinese to abdicate; dhyana (Sanskrit); Zen; meditation (Buddhism)
Japanese (out-dated kanji) (1) (Buddhist term) dhyana (profound meditation); (2) (abbreviation) Zen (Buddhism); (surname) Yuzuri; (personal name) Zen
To level a place for an altar, to sacrifice to the hills and fountains; to abdicate. Adopted by Buddhists for dhyāna, 禪 or 禪那, i.e. meditation, abstraction, trance. dhyāna is 'meditation, thought, reflection, especially profound and abstract religious contemplation'. M.W. It was intp. as 'getting rid of evil', etc., later as 靜慮 quiet meditation. It is a form of 定, but that word is more closely allied with samādhi, cf. 禪定. The term also connotes Buddhism and Buddhist things in general, but has special application to the 禪宗 q.v. It is one of the six pāramitās, cf. 波. There are numerous methods and subjects of meditation. The eighteen brahmalokas are divided into four dhyāna regions 'corresponding to certain frames of mind where individuals might be reborn in strict accordance with their spiritual state'. The first three are the first dhyāna, the second three the second dhyāna, the third three the third dhyāna, and the remaining nine the fourth dhyāna. See Eitel. According to Childers' Pali Dictionary, 'The four jhānas are four stages of mystic meditation, whereby the believer's mind is purged from all earthly emotions, and detached as it were from his body, which remains plunged in a profound trance.' Seated cross-legged, the practiser 'concentrates his mind upon a single thought. Gradually his soul becomes filled with a supernatural ecstasy and serenity', his mind still reasoning: this is the first jhāna. Concentrating his mind on the same subject, he frees it from reasoning, the ecstasy and serenity remaining, which is the second jhāna. Then he divests himself of ecstasy, reaching the third stage of serenity. Lastly, in the fourth stage the mind becomes indifferent to all emotions, being exalted above them and purified. There are differences in the Mahāyāna methods, but similarity of aim.



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Mandarin shě jǐ / she3 ji3
Taiwan she chi
Japanese sutemi / すてみ    suteki / すてき
Chinese selfless; self-sacrifice (to help others); self-renunciation; altruism
Japanese (given name) Sutemi; (given name) Suteki



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Mandarin wú liàng / wu2 liang4
Taiwan wu liang
Japanese muryou / muryo / むりょう
Chinese measureless; immeasurable
Japanese (noun - becomes adjective with の) immeasurable; (given name) Muryou
apramāṇa; amita; ananta; immeasurable, unlimited, e.g. the 'four infinite' characteristics of a bodhisattva are 慈悲喜捨 kindness, pity, joy, and self-sacrifice; uncountable



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Mandarin xiàn shēn / xian4 shen1
Taiwan hsien shen
Chinese to commit one's energy to; to devote oneself to; to sacrifice one's life for; (coll.) (of a woman) to give one's virginity to
Japanese See: 献身



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Mandarin pú sà / pu2 sa4
Taiwan p`u sa / pu sa
Japanese bosatsu(p);bosachi(ok) / ぼさつ(P);ぼさち(ok)
Chinese Bodhisattva (Buddhism)
Japanese (n,n-suf) (1) {Buddh} bodhisattva; one who has reached enlightenment but vows to save all beings before becoming a buddha; (2) High Monk (title bestowed by the imperial court); (3) (See 本地垂迹説) title bestowed to Shinto kami in manifestation theory; (surname) Mizoro
bodhisattva, cf. 菩提薩埵. While the idea is not foreign to Hīnayāna, its extension of meaning is one of the chief marks of Mahāyāna. 'The Bodhisattva is indeed the characteristic feature of the Mahāyāna.' Keith. According to Mahāyāna the Hinayanists, i.e. the śrāvaka and pratyekabuddha, seek their own salvation, while the bodhisattva's aim is the salvation of others and of all. The earlier intp. of bodhisattva was 大道心衆生 all beings with mind for the truth; later it became 大覺有情 conscious beings of or for the great intelligence, or enlightenment. It is also intp. in terms of leadership, heroism, etc. In general it is a Mahayanist seeking Buddhahood, but seeking it altruistically; whether monk or layman, he seeks enlightenment to enlighten others, and he will sacrifice himself to save others; he is devoid of egoism and devoted to helping others. All conscious beings having the Buddha-nature are natural bodhisattvas, but require to undergo development. The mahāsattva is sufficiently advanced to become a Buddha and enter nirvāṇa, but according to his vow he remains in the realm of incarnation to save all conscious beings. A monk should enter on the arduous course of discipline which leads to Bodhisattvahood and Buddhahood.



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Mandarin shě shēng qǔ yì / she3 sheng1 qu3 yi4
Taiwan she sheng ch`ü i / she sheng chü i
Chinese to give up life for righteousness (idiom, from Mencius); to choose honor over life; would rather sacrifice one's life than one's principles

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Mandarin/ zu3
Taiwan tsu
Japanese so / そ
Chinese a stand for food at sacrifice
Japanese altar of sacrifice

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Mandarin zhào / zhao4
Taiwan chao
Chinese sacrifice

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Mandarin kuǎn / kuan3
Taiwan k`uan / kuan
Chinese (tree); stand for sacrifice

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Mandarin xūn / xun1
Taiwan hsün
Chinese fumes from sacrifice

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Mandarin fán / fan2
Taiwan fan
Chinese burn; to roast meat for sacrifice

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Mandarin láo / lao2
Taiwan lao
Japanese rou / ro / ろう
Chinese firm; sturdy; fold (for animals); sacrifice; prison
Japanese prison; jail; gaol
A gaol, fold, pen; secure, firm; a pen

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Mandarin shēng / sheng1
Taiwan sheng
Japanese suminori / すみのり    sumie / すみえ
Chinese domestic animal; sacrificial animal
Japanese (1) (archaism) offering (to the gods, emperor, etc.); (2) gift; (3) sacrifice; (personal name) Suminori; (personal name) Sumie

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Mandarin/ xi1
Taiwan hsi
Chinese sacrifice

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Mandarin yuè / yue4
Taiwan yüeh
Chinese pearl used in sacrifice

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Mandarin zhì / zhi4
Taiwan chih
Chinese ancient sacrifice

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Mandarin/ yi4
Taiwan i
Chinese bury; sacrifice
To bury, offer in sacrifice.


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Mandarin yuè / yue4
Taiwan yüeh
Chinese spring imperial ancestral sacrifice

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Mandarin/ si4
Taiwan ssu
Japanese ji
Chinese to sacrifice; to offer libation to

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Mandarin/ qu1
Taiwan ch`ü / chü
Chinese sacrifice to drive away calamity; to dispel; to drive away; to remove

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Mandarin/ ci2
Taiwan tz`u / tzu
Japanese hokora / ほこら
Chinese shrine; to offer a sacrifice
Japanese (kana only) hokora; small wayside shrine
The spring ancestral sacrifice; the spring; ancestral temple, tablet, etc.

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Mandarin xiá / xia2
Taiwan hsia
Chinese triennial sacrifice to ancestors

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Mandarin jì // zhài / ji4 // zhai4
Taiwan chi // chai
Japanese matsuri / まつり
Chinese to offer sacrifice; festive occasion; surname Zhai
Japanese festival; feast; (surname, female given name) Matsuri
Sacrifice, sacrificial; sacrifice or make offerings to one's ancestors

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Mandarin yīn / yin1
Taiwan yin
Chinese sacrifice

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Mandarin méi / mei2
Taiwan mei
Chinese heir-requesting sacrifice

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Mandarin/ di4
Taiwan ti
Chinese imperial ancestral sacrifice

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Mandarin yǒng / yong3
Taiwan yung
Chinese sacrifice

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Mandarin tǎn / tan3
Taiwan t`an / tan
Chinese sacrifice at the end of mourning

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Mandarin ráng / rang2
Taiwan jang
Japanese jō
Chinese sacrifice for avoiding calamity
To pray to avert.

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Mandarin yuè / yue4
Taiwan yüeh
Chinese spring imperial ancestral sacrifice

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Mandarin fán / fan2
Taiwan fan
Japanese himorogi / ひもろぎ
Chinese cooked meat used in sacrifice
Japanese (archaism) offerings of food (to the gods)

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Mandarin/ la4
Taiwan la
Japanese rou / ro / ろう
Chinese 12th lunar month; preserved (meat, fish etc)
Japanese (1) {Buddh} offering ceremony held on the third day of the dog after the winter solstice; (2) twelfth month of the lunisolar calendar; (3) (See 臈) year in the Buddhist order (after the completion of the first meditation retreat)
Dried flesh; to sacrifice to the gods three days after the winter solstice; the end of the year; a year; a monastic year, i.e. the end of the annual summer retreat, also called 戒臘; 夏臘; 法臘.

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Mandarin xìn / xin4
Taiwan hsin
Chinese variant of 釁|衅; quarrel; dispute; a blood sacrifice (arch.)

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Mandarin jiàn / jian4
Taiwan chien
Japanese susumu / すすむ
Chinese to recommend; to offer sacrifice (arch.); grass; straw mat
Japanese (1) (abbreviation) woven straw mat (orig. made of wild rice leaves); (2) beggar; (3) (archaism) Manchurian wild rice (Zizania latifolia); (given name) Susumu

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Mandarin huò // huō // huá / huo4 // huo1 // hua2
Taiwan huo // hua
Japanese hiroshi / ひろし    hiraku / ひらく    tooru / とおる    katsu / かつ    akira / あきら
Chinese clear; open; exempt (from); liberal-minded; opening; stake all; sacrifice; crack; slit; to play Chinese finger-guessing game
Japanese (given name) Hiroshi; (personal name) Hiraku; (given name) Tooru; (given name) Katsu; (personal name) Akira
Open, clear; intelligent.

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Mandarin zhì / zhi4
Taiwan chih
Japanese nie / にえ
Chinese gifts to superiors
Japanese (1) (archaism) offering (to the gods, emperor, etc.); (2) gift; (3) sacrifice; (surname) Nie

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Mandarin/ ba2
Taiwan pa
Chinese sacrifice

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Mandarin jiào / jiao4
Taiwan chiao
Japanese shō
Chinese to perform sacrifice
Libations or offerings, especially to ancestors; the offerings of All Souls' Day v. 盂 8; emptied, finished.

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Mandarin xìn / xin4
Taiwan hsin
Chinese quarrel; dispute; a blood sacrifice (arch.)

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Mandarin/ yu2
Chinese summer sacrifice for rain

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Mandarin dìng / ding4
Taiwan ting
Chinese display food for show only; sacrifice

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Mandarin jun / jun4
Taiwan chün
Chinese remains of a sacrifice or a meal


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Mandarin qī shì / qi1 shi4
Taiwan ch`i shih / chi shih
Japanese shichiji / しちじ
Chinese the Seven Duties of a sovereign, namely: offering sacrifice 祭祀, giving audience 朝覲|朝觐, administering jointly 會同|会同, receiving guests 賓客|宾客, running army 軍旅|军旅, attending to farm work 田役, mourning ceremonial 喪荒|丧荒
Japanese (abbreviation) (See 七事式・しちじしき) seven tea ceremony procedures of the Senke school


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Mandarin rǔ mù / ru3 mu4
Taiwan ju mu
Japanese nyūmoku
Resinous wood (for homa, or fire sacrifice); milk-wood


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Japanese hitobashira / ひとばしら Japanese human pillar; human sacrifice


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Mandarin fú tán / fu2 tan2
Taiwan fu t`an / fu tan
Japanese butsudan
buddha-dāna, Buddha-giving contrasted with Māra-giving; Buddha-charity as the motive of giving, or preaching, and of self-sacrifice, or self-immolation; (Skt. buddha-dāna)


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Mandarin gòng fèng / gong4 feng4
Taiwan kung feng
Japanese gubu / ぐぶ
Chinese to consecrate; to enshrine and worship; an offering (to one's ancestors); a sacrifice (to a God)
Japanese (noun/participle) (1) accompanying; being in attendance on; (2) (abbreviation) (See 内供奉) inner offerer (any of the 10 high-ranking monks serving at the inner offering hall)
To offer; the monk who serves at the great altar; inner offerer


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Japanese kugi / くぎ Japanese sacrifice; sacrificial animal


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Japanese sotou / soto / そとう Japanese ancient altar of sacrifice



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Mandarin liù lùn / liu4 lun4
Taiwan liu lun
Japanese roku ron
The six 外道論 vedāṇgas, works which are 'regarded as auxiliary to and even in some sense as part of the Veda, their object being to secure the proper pronunciation and correctness of the text and the right employment of the Mantras of sacrifice as taught in the Brāhmaṇas '. M. W. They are spoken of together as the 四皮陀六論 four Vedas and six śāstras, and the six are Sikṣā, Chandas, Vyākarana, Nirukta, Jyotiṣa, and Kalpa.


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Mandarin shí ēn / shi2 en1
Taiwan shih en
Japanese jūon
Ten kinds of the Buddha's grace: his (1) initial resolve to universalize (his salvation); (2) self-sacrifice (in previous lives); (3) complete altruism; (4) his descent into all the six states of existence for their salvation; (5) relief of the living from distress and mortality; (6) profound pity; (7) revelation of himself in human and glorified form; (8) teaching in accordance with the capacity of his hearers, first hīnayāna, then māhayāna doctrine; (9) revealing his nirvāṇa to stimulate his disciples; (10) pitying thought for all creatures, in that dying at 80 instead of at 100 he left twenty years of his own happiness to his disciples; and also the tripiṭaka for universal salvation; ten kinds of kindness



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Mandarin kū sāng / ku1 sang1
Taiwan k`u sang / ku sang
Chinese to wail at a funeral; formal wailing while offering sacrifice to the departed


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Mandarin fèng sì / feng4 si4
Taiwan feng ssu
Japanese houshi / hoshi / ほうし
Chinese to offer sacrifice (to Gods or ancestors); to consecrate; dedicated to
Japanese (noun/participle) enshrine
to offer sacrifice; to offer sacrifice


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Mandarin diàn jì / dian4 ji4
Taiwan tien chi
Chinese pouring of wine on ground for sacrifice



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Mandarin yàn xiǎng / yan4 xiang3
Taiwan yen hsiang
Chinese to host a banquet; feast; banquet; ceremony of sacrifice



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Mandarin shàng xiǎng / shang4 xiang3
Taiwan shang hsiang
Chinese I beg you to partake of this sacrifice (used at the end of an elegiac address)



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Mandarin diào jì / diao4 ji4
Taiwan tiao chi
Japanese chousai / chosai / ちょうさい
Chinese a worship ceremony for the dead; to offer sacrifice (to ancestors); a libation
Japanese (noun/participle) memorial service


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Japanese shishi / しし Japanese (1) imperial loyalist samurai of the Bakumatsu-era; (2) patriots; idealists willing to sacrifice themselves for the good of the nation; (personal name) Shishi


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Mandarin zhōng liè / zhong1 lie4
Taiwan chung lieh
Japanese chuuretsu / churetsu / ちゅうれつ
Chinese sacrifice oneself for one's country; martyr
Japanese unswerving loyalty


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Japanese harau / はらう Japanese (transitive verb) (1) to pay (e.g. money, bill); (2) to brush off; to wipe away; to clear away; to dust off; to cut off (e.g. branches); (3) to drive away (e.g. one's competitors); (4) to sell off (something unneeded); to dispose of; (5) to pay (e.g. attention); to show (e.g. respect, concern); (6) to make (e.g. effort, sacrifice); to expend; to exert; (7) to move out (of one's own place); to vacate; (8) to sweep (e.g. one's legs); to knock aside; (9) to make a sweeping stroke (in Japanese calligraphy); (10) to reset (an abacus)


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Japanese nagemono / なげもの Japanese sacrifice goods; liquidation (shares); things thrown (out)


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Mandarin juān shēng / juan1 sheng1
Taiwan chüan sheng
Chinese to sacrifice one's life



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Mandarin juān qū / juan1 qu1
Taiwan chüan ch`ü / chüan chü
Chinese to sacrifice one's life


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Japanese sasagu / ささぐ Japanese (transitive verb) (1) (See 捧げる・1) to lift up; to hold up; to hold above eye level; (2) (See 捧げる・2) to give; to offer; to consecrate; (3) (See 捧げる・3) to devote; to sacrifice; to dedicate


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Mandarin pěng wù / peng3 wu4
Taiwan p`eng wu / peng wu
Japanese houmotsu;houmochi / homotsu;homochi / ほうもつ;ほうもち
Japanese (archaism) (See 捧げ物) offering; sacrifice
To bear or offer gifts in both hands; offered goods



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Mandarin shě shēn / she3 shen1
Taiwan she shen
Japanese shashin / しゃしん
Chinese to give one's life
Japanese {Buddh} renouncing the flesh or the world; becoming a priest; risking one's life for others
Bodily sacrifice, e.g. by burning, or cutting off a limb, etc; to abandon oneself (to something)


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Mandarin xīng gōng / xing1 gong1
Taiwan hsing kung
Japanese hoshiku
sacrifice to one's natal star; sacrifice to one's natal star


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Mandarin xīng jì / xing1 ji4
Taiwan hsing chi
Japanese hoshimatsuri / ほしまつり
Japanese Star Festival (held in July or August); Tanabata
星供 To sacrifice, or pay homage to a star, especially one's natal star; sacrifice to one's natal star


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Mandarin shà xuè / sha4 xue4
Taiwan sha hsüeh
Chinese to smear one's lips with the blood of a sacrifice as a means of pledging allegiance (old)


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Mandarin xùn qíng / xun4 qing2
Taiwan hsün ch`ing / hsün ching
Chinese to die together in the name of love; to sacrifice oneself for love


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Mandarin xùn sǐ / xun4 si3
Taiwan hsün ssu
Japanese junshi / じゅんし
Chinese to be buried alive as sacrifice (together with husband or superior)
Japanese (noun/participle) following one's master into the grave; committing suicide after one's lord has died



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Mandarin xùn jié / xun4 jie2
Taiwan hsün chieh
Chinese to sacrifice one's life by loyalty (to one's prince, one's husband etc)



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Mandarin xùn nàn / xun4 nan4
Taiwan hsün nan
Japanese junnan / じゅんなん
Chinese to sacrifice oneself in a just cause; a victim of a disaster
Japanese (noun/participle) martyrdom


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Japanese hansai / はんさい Japanese burnt offering (i.e. religious animal sacrifice)



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Mandarin lú shēn / lu2 shen1
Taiwan lu shen
Japanese roshin
To offer up one's body as a sacrifice.



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Mandarin shēng lǐ / sheng1 li3
Taiwan sheng li
Chinese (religion) to sacrifice; sacrifice; animal offered as sacrifice


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Japanese gida / ぎだ Japanese sacrifice fly; bunt


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Japanese gisei / gise / ぎせい Japanese (1) sacrifice; victim; scapegoat; (2) (See 生け贄・1) sacrifice (to the gods)


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Japanese gihi / ぎひ Japanese {baseb} sacrifice fly



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Mandarin xī shēng / xi1 sheng1
Taiwan hsi sheng
Japanese gisei
Chinese to sacrifice one's life; to sacrifice (something valued); beast slaughtered as a sacrifice
sacrificial animals


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Japanese inujini / いぬじに Japanese (irregular okurigana usage) (noun/participle) (sensitive word) dying in vain; wasteful sacrifice of life



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Mandarin xiàn chū / xian4 chu1
Taiwan hsien ch`u / hsien chu
Chinese to offer; to give (as tribute); to devote (one's life); to sacrifice (oneself)



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Mandarin xiàn jì / xian4 ji4
Taiwan hsien chi
Chinese to offer sacrifice



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Mandarin gān yú / gan1 yu2
Taiwan kan yü
Chinese to be willing to; to be ready to; to be content with; accepting (of restriction, sacrifice, risk etc)


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Japanese ikenie / いけにえ Japanese (1) sacrifice (to the gods); (2) victim; scapegoat


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Mandarin pó lì / po2 li4
Taiwan p`o li / po li
Japanese bari
bali, the offering of a portion of a meal to all creatures; also royal revenue, a sacrifice, etc.


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Mandarin jì bài / ji4 bai4
Taiwan chi pai
Chinese to offer sacrifice (to one's ancestors)



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Mandarin jì sài / ji4 sai4
Taiwan chi sai
Chinese to give sacrifice



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Mandarin yì qì / yi4 qi4
Taiwan i ch`i / i chi
Chinese spirit of loyalty and self-sacrifice; code of brotherhood; also pr. [yi4 qi5]


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Mandarin zhì mìng / zhi4 ming4
Taiwan chih ming
Japanese chimei / chime / ちめい
Chinese fatal; mortal; deadly; to sacrifice one's life
Japanese fatal


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Mandarin xuè shǐ / xue4 shi3
Taiwan hsüeh shih
Chinese history written in blood; epic period of struggle and sacrifice


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Mandarin xuè jì / xue4 ji4
Taiwan hsüeh chi
Chinese blood sacrifice; animal sacrifice (to a God or ancestral spirit)



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Mandarin mài mìng / mai4 ming4
Taiwan mai ming
Chinese to throw one's life in for; to haplessly give one's life for; to sacrifice oneself torturously working for another or for a group; to pour in one's utmost effort; to shed one's last ounce of strength for



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Mandarin jiàn mài / jian4 mai4
Taiwan chien mai
Chinese to sell cheaply; sacrifice; low price; discount sale



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Mandarin chē nú / che1 nu2
Taiwan ch`e nu / che nu
Chinese car slave, sb forced to sacrifice quality of life to buy or maintain a car



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Mandarin yǔn shǒu / yun3 shou3
Taiwan yün shou
Chinese to offer one's life in sacrifice


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Mandarin mǎ sì / ma3 si4
Taiwan ma ssu
aśvamedha, the horse sacrifice, either as an annual oblation to Heaven, or for specific purposes.


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Mandarin sān tuì qū / san1 tui4 qu1
Taiwan san t`ui ch`ü / san tui chü
Japanese sant aikutsu
The three feelings of oppression that make for a bodhisattva's recreancy— the vastness of bodhi; the unlimited call to sacrifice; the uncertainty of final perseverance. There are 三事練磨 three modes of training against them; three types of retrogression


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Japanese sonaeru / そなえる Japanese (transitive verb) to offer; to sacrifice; to dedicate

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


This page contains 100 results for "sacrifice" 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.
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.

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Japanese Kanji Dictionary

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