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Mandarin qiáo dā mó / qiao2 da1 mo2
Taiwan ch`iao ta mo / chiao ta mo
Japanese Kōtōma
Chinese Gautama, surname of the Siddhartha, the historical Buddha



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Mandarin xī dá duō / xi1 da2 duo1
Taiwan hsi ta to
Japanese shiddaruta / しっだるた    shittaruta / しったるた
Chinese Siddhartha Gautama (563-485 BC), the historical Buddha and founder of Buddhism
Japanese (personal name) Shiddaruta; (person) Siddhartha
(悉達) Siddhārtha, Sarvāthasiddha, also悉多 (悉多頞他); 悉陀 the realization of all aims, prosperous; personal name of Śākyamuni.



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Mandarin shì jiā móu ní / shi4 jia1 mou2 ni2
Taiwan shih chia mou ni
Japanese Shakamuni
Chinese Siddhartha Gautama (563-485 BC), the historical Buddha and founder of Buddhism; Sakyamuni Buddha (Sanskrit: sage of the Sakya)
釋迦文 (釋迦文尼); 釋伽文 Śākyamuni, the saint of the Śākya tribe. muni is saint, holy man, sage, ascetic monk; it is: intp. as 仁 benevolent, charitable, kind, also as 寂默 one who dwells in seclusion. After '500 or 550' previous incarnations, Śākyamuni finally attained to the state of Bodhisattva, was born in the Tuṣita heaven, and descended as a white elephant, through her right side, into the womb of the immaculate Māyā, the purest woman on earth; this was on the 8th day of the 4th month; next year on the 8th day of the 2nd month he was born from her right side painlessly as she stood under a tree in the Lumbinī garden. For the subsequent miraculous events v. Eitel. also the 神通遊戲經 (Lalitavistara), the 釋迦如來成道記, etc. Simpler statements say that he was born the son of Śuddhodana, of the kṣatriya caste, ruler of Kapilavastu, and Māyā his wife; that Māyā died seven days later, leaving him to be brought up by her sister Prājapati; that in due course he was married to Yaśodharā who bore him a son, Rāhula; that in search of truth he left home, became an ascetic, severely disciplined himself, and finally at 35 years of age, under a tree, realized that the way of release from the chain of rebirth and death lay not in asceticism but in moral purity; this he explained first in his four dogmas, v. 四諦 and eightfold noble way 八正道, later amplified and developed in many sermons. He founded his community on the basis of poverty, chastity, and insight or meditation, ad it became known as Buddhism, as he became known as Buddha, the enlightened. His death was probably in or near 487 B.C., a few years before that of Confucius in 479. The sacerdotal name of his family is Gautama, said to be the original name of the whole clan, Śākya being that of his branch, v. 瞿, 喬.; his personal name was Siddhārtha, or Sarvārthasiddha, v. 悉.


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Mandarin xī duō / xi1 duo1
Taiwan hsi to
Japanese Shitta



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Mandarin xī dá / xi1 da2
Taiwan hsi ta
Japanese Shitta


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Mandarin tán tè / tan2 te4
Taiwan t`an t`e / tan te
Japanese dandoku / だんどく    dantoku / だんとく
Japanese (surname) Dandoku; (surname) Dantoku
檀陀; 彈多落迦 Dantaloka, a mountain 'near Varucha', with a cavern (now called Kashmiri-Ghār) where Sudāna (cf. 須) lived, or as some say the place where Śākyamuni, when Siddhārtha, underwent his ascetic sufferings.



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Mandarin qú tán / qu2 tan2
Taiwan ch`ü t`an / chü tan
Japanese kudon / くどん    kuzumi / くずみ
Chinese Gautama, surname of the Siddhartha, the historical Buddha
Japanese (person) Gautama (the family name of Buddha); (surname) Kuzumi
Gautama, the surname of Buddha's family; hence a name of Śākyamuni. Also 倶譚 or 具譚 later 喬答摩 q.v.



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Mandarin shì gōng / shi4 gong1
Taiwan shih kung
Japanese shakugku
The Śākya palace, from which prince Siddhārtha went forth to become Buddha.


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Mandarin tiān zhōng tiān / tian1 zhong1 tian1
Taiwan t`ien chung t`ien / tien chung tien
Japanese tenchū ten
devaatideva: deva of devas. The name given to Siddhartha (i. e. Śākyamuni) when, on his presentation in the temple of 天王 Maheśvara (Siva), the statues of all the gods prostrated themselves before him; celestial among celestials


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Japanese ragora / らごら Japanese (kana only) Rahula (son of Siddhartha Gautama)



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Mandarin lán pí ní / lan2 pi2 ni2
Taiwan lan p`i ni / lan pi ni
Chinese Lumbini, Nepal, birthplace of Siddhartha Gautama 釋迦牟尼|释迦牟尼[Shi4 jia1 mou2 ni2] founder of Buddhism (also written 嵐毘尼|岚毘尼[Lan2 pi2 ni2], 臘伐尼|腊伐尼[La4 fa2 ni2], 林微尼[Lin2 wei1 ni2])



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Mandarin shì jiā fó / shi4 jia1 fo2
Taiwan shih chia fo
Chinese Sakyamuni Buddha (Sanskrit: sage of the Sakya); Siddhartha Gautama (563-485 BC), the historical Buddha and founder of Buddhism


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Japanese ragoora / ラゴーラ Japanese (kana only) Rahula (son of Siddhartha Gautama)


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Japanese raafura / rafura / ラーフラ Japanese (kana only) Rahula (son of Siddhartha Gautama)



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Mandarin yī qiè yì chéng / yi1 qie4 yi4 cheng2
Taiwan i ch`ieh i ch`eng / i chieh i cheng
Japanese Issai gijō
Sarvārthasiddha, or Siddhārtha; all wishes realized, name given to Śākyamuni at his birth; v. 悉, 薩.


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Mandarin xī duō tài zǐ / xi1 duo1 tai4 zi3
Taiwan hsi to t`ai tzu / hsi to tai tzu
Japanese Shitta taishi
Prince Siddhārtha


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Mandarin xī duō è tā / xi1 duo1 e4 ta1
Taiwan hsi to o t`a / hsi to o ta
Japanese Shittaata
Siddhārtha, see below.



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Mandarin mó hē mó yé / mo2 he1 mo2 ye2
Taiwan mo ho mo yeh
Japanese mokomaya
mahāmāyā, intp. by M.W. as 'great deceit or illusion worldly illusion, the divine power of illusion (which makes the material universe appear as if really existing and renders it cognizable by the senses), the Great Illusion (the illusory nature of worldly objects personified and identified with Durgā)'. Mahāmāyā was the wife of Śuddhodana, and mother of Śākyamuni. He, Siddhārtha, was born 'from her right side', and she died seven days later, her sister Mahāprajāpati becoming his foster mother. Also called 摩訶第脾 Mahādevī; 摩訶夫人 Lady Māyā, etc; (Skt. mahāmāyā)



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Mandarin shì jiā móu ní fó / shi4 jia1 mou2 ni2 fo2
Taiwan shih chia mou ni fo
Japanese Shakamuni butsu
Chinese Sakyamuni Buddha (Sanskrit: sage of the Sakya); Siddhartha Gautama (563-485 BC), the historical Buddha and founder of Buddhism
Śākyamuni Buddha


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Japanese ragora;raafura;ragoora / ragora;rafura;ragoora / らごら;ラーフラ;ラゴーラ Japanese (kana only) Rāhula (son of Siddhartha Gautama)
This page contains 20 results for "siddhartha" in Chinese and/or Japanese.

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