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Characters Pronunciation
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Simple Dictionary Definition

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Mandarin chūn / chun1
Taiwan ch`un / chun
Japanese haru / はる
Chinese spring (time); gay; joyful; youthful; love; lust; life; surname Chun
Japanese (n-adv,n-t) (1) spring; springtime; (2) New Year; (3) prime (of one's life, etc.); (4) adolescence; puberty; (5) sexuality; (personal name) Haruji; (surname) Harusaki; (female given name) Haru; (female given name) Hajime; (given name) Nagoshi; (female given name) Toki; (personal name) Chiyun; (given name) Shunmin; (female given name) Shun; (female given name) Kazu; (female given name) Azuma


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Mandarin/ ji1
Taiwan chi
Japanese hata / はた    ki / き
Chinese machine; engine; opportunity; intention; aircraft; pivot; crucial point; flexible (quick-witted); organic; CL:臺|台[tai2]; surname Ji
Japanese loom; (1) chance; opportunity; (n,n-suf) (2) machine; (3) aircraft; (counter) (4) counter for aircraft; (5) counter for remaining lives (in video games); (surname) Hata; (given name) Hakaru; (personal name) Takumi; (surname) Ki
The spring, or motive principle, machine, contrivance, artifice, occasion, opportunity; basis, root or germ; natural bent, fundamental quality; key

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Mandarin/ yi4
Taiwan i
Japanese tsubasa(p);yoku / つばさ(P);よく
Chinese wing; area surrounding the bullseye of a target; to assist; one of the 28 constellations of Chinese astronomy; old variant of 翌; surname Yi; alternative name for 絳|绛[Jiang4] capital of the Jin State during the Spring and Autumn Period (770-475 BC)
Japanese (1) wing; (2) (よく only) {astron} (See 二十八宿,朱雀・すざく・2) Chinese "Wings" constellation (one of the 28 mansions); (suf,ctr) (3) (よく only) (archaism) counter for birds or bird wings; (female given name) Yoku; (surname, female given name) Tsubasa; (female given name) Tasuku
This term is used in Buddhism, but due to a licensing issue, we cannot show the definition


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Mandarin chén / chen2
Taiwan ch`en / chen
Japanese you / yo / よう    han / はん    noburu / のぶる    toran / とらん    chinshou / chinsho / ちんしょう    chiyan / ちん    chitsun / ちやん    chien / ちつん    chiin / chin / ちえん    tan / ちぇん    jin / ちいん    shou / sho / たん    kuwaotsuku / じん
Chinese to lay out; to exhibit; to display; to narrate; to state; to explain; to tell; old; stale; surname Chen; vassal state during the Spring and Autumn Period 770-475 BC; Chen of the Southern dynasties (557-589)
Japanese (surname) You; (surname) Han; (given name) Noburu; (surname) Toran; (surname) Tsun; (personal name) Chinshou; (surname) Chin; (surname) Chiyan; (surname) Chitsun; (surname) Chien; (personal name) Chen; (surname) Chiin; (surname) Tan; (surname) Jin; (surname) Shou; (surname) Kuwaotsuku
Arrange, marshal, spread, state; old, stale; to tell


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Mandarin/ qi2
Taiwan ch`i / chi
Japanese hitoshi / ひとし    takasai / たかさい    sai / さい    itsuki / いつき
Chinese neat; even; level with; identical; simultaneous; all together; to even something out; (name of states and dynasties at several different periods); surname Qi
Japanese Qi (kingdom in China during the Spring and Autumn Period and the Period of the Warring States); Ch'i; (male given name) Hitoshi; (surname) Takasai; (surname) Sai; (personal name) Itsuki
Even, level, equal, uniform; complete, perfect; equalize; tranquillize; alike; all; at the same time, altogether.

四季

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Mandarin sì jì / si4 ji4
Taiwan ssu chi
Japanese shiki / しき
Chinese four seasons, namely: spring 春, summer 夏, autumn 秋 and winter 冬
Japanese four seasons; (female given name) Yomogi; (surname, female given name) Shiki

春雨

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Mandarin chūn yǔ / chun1 yu3
Taiwan ch`un yü / chun yü
Japanese shunu;harusame / しゅんう;はるさめ
Chinese spring rain; gift from above
Japanese (1) gentle spring rain; (2) (はるさめ only) thin noodles made from bean starch (or potato starch); (female given name) Harusame

詠春

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Mandarin yǒng chūn / yong3 chun1
Taiwan yung ch`un / yung chun
Chinese Wing Chun; same as 詠春拳|咏春拳[yong3 chun1 quan2]; Yongchun - "Singing Spring Fist" (Chinese martial art)

魯史

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Mandarin lǔ shǐ / lu3 shi3
Taiwan lu shih
Chinese History of Kingdom Lu; refers to the Spring and Autumn annals 春秋 (edited by Confucius)

詠春拳

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Mandarin yǒng chūn quán / yong3 chun1 quan2
Taiwan yung ch`un ch`üan / yung chun chüan
Chinese Yongchun - "Singing Spring Fist" (Chinese martial art)

春夏秋冬

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Mandarin chūn xià qiū dōng / chun1 xia4 qiu1 dong1
Taiwan ch`un hsia ch`iu tung / chun hsia chiu tung
Japanese shunkashuutou / shunkashuto / しゅんかしゅうとう
Chinese the four seasons; spring, summer, autumn and winter
Japanese (n-adv,n-t) (yoji) spring, summer, autumn (fall) and winter; the four seasons; (personal name) Hitotose; (female given name) Hitotoki

春宵一刻

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Japanese shunshouikkoku / shunshoikkoku / しゅんしょういっこく Japanese (expression) (yoji) a moment of time in a spring evening (is worth a thousand pieces of gold)

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Mandarin quán / quan2
Taiwan ch`üan / chüan
Japanese izumi / いずみ
Chinese spring (small stream); mouth of a spring; coin (archaic)
Japanese spring; fountain; (surname) Yanagiizumi; (surname) Yanaizumi; (personal name) Moto; (surname) Minamoto; (personal name) Senji; (surname, female given name) Sen; (p,s,f) Idzumi; (surname) Izumisaki; (p,s,f) Izumi; (surname) Isumi

三春

see styles
Mandarin sān chūn / san1 chun1
Taiwan san ch`un / san chun
Japanese sanshun / さんしゅん
Chinese the three spring months
Japanese three spring months; (p,s,f) Miharu; (surname) Mitsuhara

回春

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Mandarin huí chūn / hui2 chun1
Taiwan hui ch`un / hui chun
Japanese kaishun / かいしゅん
Chinese return of spring
Japanese return of spring; rejuvenation

大潮

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Mandarin dà cháo / da4 chao2
Taiwan ta ch`ao / ta chao
Japanese ooshio / おおしお
Chinese spring tide; (fig.) momentous social change
Japanese (See 小潮) spring tide; (given name) Daichou; (surname) Oojio; (place-name, surname) Ooshio

季春

see styles
Mandarin jì chūn / ji4 chun1
Taiwan chi ch`un / chi chun
Japanese kishun / きしゅん
Chinese final month of spring (i.e. third month of lunar calendar)
Japanese (1) late spring; (2) (obsolete) third month of the lunar calendar; (personal name) Toshiharu; (personal name) Tokiharu; (personal name) Kiharu

新春

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Mandarin xīn chūn / xin1 chun1
Taiwan hsin ch`un / hsin chun
Japanese shinshun / しんしゅん
Chinese the beginning of Spring; the 10 or 20 days following the lunar New Year's Day
Japanese New Year (Spring); (surname) Niiharu

早春

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Mandarin zǎo chūn / zao3 chun1
Taiwan tsao ch`un / tsao chun
Japanese soushun / soshun / そうしゅん
Chinese early spring
Japanese (n-adv,n) early spring; (given name) Hajimu; (female given name) Sayaka; (female given name) Saharu

春光

see styles
Mandarin chūn guāng / chun1 guang1
Taiwan ch`un kuang / chun kuang
Japanese shunkou / shunko / しゅんこう
Chinese scenes of springtime; the radiance of spring; (fig.) a sight of something sexy or erotic; an indication of a love affair
Japanese spring sunlight; scenery of spring; (given name) Harumitsu; (personal name) Harumi; (surname) Harukou; (given name) Shunkou

春分

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Mandarin chūn fēn / chun1 fen1
Taiwan ch`un fen / chun fen
Japanese shunbun / しゅんぶん
Chinese Chunfen or Spring Equinox, 4th of the 24 solar terms 二十四節氣|二十四节气 21st March-4th April
Japanese (See 二十四節気) vernal equinox; spring equinox

春季

see styles
Mandarin chūn jì / chun1 ji4
Taiwan ch`un chi / chun chi
Japanese shunki / しゅんき
Chinese springtime
Japanese spring season; (female given name) Haruki

春意

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Mandarin chūn yì / chun1 yi4
Taiwan ch`un i / chun i
Japanese shuni / しゅんい
Chinese beginning of spring; thoughts of love
Japanese (1) tranquil mood of spring; feeling of spring; (2) sexual desire

春秋

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Mandarin chūn qiū / chun1 qiu1
Taiwan ch`un ch`iu / chun chiu
Japanese shunjuu(p);haruaki / shunju(p);haruaki / しゅんじゅう(P);はるあき
Chinese spring and autumn; four seasons; year; a person's age; annals (used in book titles); Spring and Autumn Period (770-476 BC); Spring and Autumn Annals, chronicle of Lu State (722-481 BC)
Japanese (1) (See 五経) spring and autumn; spring and fall; months and years; (2) (しゅんじゅう only) the Chronicles of Lu or the Spring and Autumn Annals - one of the Five Classics; (surname) Haruaki; (given name) Shunjuu
This term is used in Buddhism, but due to a licensing issue, we cannot show the definition

春節


春节

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Mandarin chūn jié / chun1 jie2
Taiwan ch`un chieh / chun chieh
Japanese shunsetsu / しゅんせつ
Chinese Spring Festival (Chinese New Year)
Japanese Lunar New Year; Chinese New Year; Spring Festival

春耕

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Mandarin chūn gēng / chun1 geng1
Taiwan ch`un keng / chun keng
Japanese shunkou / shunko / しゅんこう
Chinese to plow a field in the spring
Japanese spring plowing; (given name) Shunkou

春色

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Mandarin chūn sè / chun1 se4
Taiwan ch`un se / chun se
Japanese shunshoku / しゅんしょく
Chinese colors of spring; spring scenery
Japanese spring scenery

春霖

see styles
Mandarin chūn lín / chun1 lin2
Taiwan ch`un lin / chun lin
Japanese shunrin / しゅんりん
Chinese spring rains
Japanese (obscure) spring rain

湧泉

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Mandarin yǒng quán / yong3 quan2
Taiwan yung ch`üan / yung chüan
Japanese wakumi / わくみ
Chinese gushing spring
Japanese bubbling spring; gushing spring; fountain; (female given name) Wakumi

立春

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Mandarin lì chūn / li4 chun1
Taiwan li ch`un / li chun
Japanese risshun / りっしゅん
Chinese Lichun or Beginning of Spring, 1st of the 24 solar terms 二十四節氣|二十四节气[er4 shi2 si4 jie2 qi5] 4th-18th February
Japanese (See 二十四節気) first day of spring (according to the traditional lunisolar calendar, approx. Feb. 4)

踏青

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Mandarin tà qīng / ta4 qing1
Taiwan t`a ch`ing / ta ching
Japanese tousei / tose / とうせい
Chinese lit. tread the green; go for a walk in the spring (when the grass has turned green); spring hike season around Qingming festival 清明, 4th-6th April
Japanese outing in spring; (given name) Tousei

朔望潮

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Mandarin shuò wàng cháo / shuo4 wang4 chao2
Taiwan shuo wang ch`ao / shuo wang chao
Japanese sakubouchou / sakubocho / さくぼうちょう
Chinese spring tide (biggest tide, at new moon or full moon)
Japanese (obscure) (See 大潮) spring tide

春秋時代


春秋时代

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Mandarin chūn qiū shí dài / chun1 qiu1 shi2 dai4
Taiwan ch`un ch`iu shih tai / chun chiu shih tai
Japanese shunjuujidai / shunjujidai / しゅんじゅうじだい
Chinese Spring and Autumn Period (770-476 BC)
Japanese Spring and Autumn period (of Chinese history, approx. 770-403 BCE)

諸子百家


诸子百家

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Mandarin zhū zǐ bǎi jiā / zhu1 zi3 bai3 jia1
Taiwan chu tzu pai chia
Japanese shoshihyakka / しょしひゃっか
Chinese the Hundred Schools of Thought, the various schools of thought and their exponents during the Spring and Autumn and Warring States Periods (770-220 BC)
Japanese (yoji) Hundred Schools of Thought; general term for the large number of scholars and controversialists, and their respective schools, that flourished during China's Spring and Autumn period and Warring States period
This term is used in Buddhism, but due to a licensing issue, we cannot show the definition


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Mandarin dàn / dan4
Taiwan tan
Japanese dan
Chinese to pluck (a string); to play (a string instrument); to spring or leap; to shoot (e.g. with a catapult); (of cotton) to fluff or tease; to flick; to flip; to accuse; to impeach; elastic (of materials); crossball; bullet; shot; shell; ball
A bullet, shot; to strum, snap; repress, impeach; translit. dan; pellet

see styles
Mandarin/ qi2
Taiwan ch`i / chi
Japanese hitoshi / ひとし    hisashi / ひさし    tsuyoshi / つよし    tadashi / ただし    sei / se / せい    sayo / さよ    sai / さい    itsuki / いつき
Chinese old variant of 齊|齐[qi2]
Japanese Qi (kingdom in China during the Spring and Autumn Period and the Period of the Warring States); Ch'i; (male given name) Hitoshi; (given name) Hisashi; (personal name) Tsuyoshi; (given name) Tadashi; (surname, given name) Sei; (female given name) Sayo; (surname) Sai; (surname) Itsuki

see styles
Mandarin chǔ / chu3
Taiwan ch`u / chu
Japanese chiyu / ちゆ    so / そ
Chinese distinct; clear; orderly; pain; suffering; deciduous bush used in Chinese medicine (genus Vitex); punishment cane (old); surname Chu; abbr. for Hubei 湖北省[Hu2 bei3 Sheng3] and Hunan 湖南省[Hu2 nan2 Sheng3] provinces together; Chinese kingdom during the Spring and Autumn and Warring States Periods (722-221 BC)
Japanese (1) (archaism) switch (long, tender shoot of a plant); (2) switch (cane used for flogging); (archaism) switch (flogging implement made from a branch); (personal name) Chiyu; (surname) So
Brambles, spinous; painful, grievous; to flog; clear up; the Chu state; to whip

氿

see styles
Mandarin guǐ / gui3
Taiwan kuei
Chinese mountain spring

see styles
Mandarin yǒng / yong3
Taiwan yung
Japanese waku / わく
Chinese variant of 湧|涌[yong3]; (used in place names)
Japanese (surname) Waku
To well, spring up; to well up


see styles
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.

see styles
Mandarin yuán / yuan2
Taiwan yüan
Japanese minamoto / みなもと    gen / げん
Chinese root; source; origin
Japanese (1) source (of a river); fountainhead; (2) source; origin; root; (suffix) source; origin; (surname) Motoshi; (surname) Moto; (surname) Minamotono; (surname) Minamoto; (surname, given name) Minato; (surname, given name) Hajime; (surname) Hajimu; (personal name) Sachimi; (personal name) Sachiko; (personal name) Sachie; (personal name) Genji; (surname) Gen; (given name) Atsushi
Spring, source, origin, fons et origo.

礿

see styles
Mandarin yuè / yue4
Taiwan yüeh
Chinese spring imperial ancestral sacrifice

see styles
Mandarin/ ci2
Taiwan tz`u / tzu
Japanese shi / 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.

see styles
Mandarin yuè / yue4
Taiwan yüeh
Chinese spring imperial ancestral sacrifice

see styles
Mandarin huáng / huang2
Taiwan huang
Japanese shita / した
Chinese metallic reed; spring of lock
Japanese (See リード・5) reed (of a woodwind, etc.)

see styles
Mandarin xián / xian2
Taiwan hsien
Japanese gen / げん
Chinese variant of 弦; bow string; string of musical instrument; watch spring; chord (straight line joining two points on a curve); hypotenuse
Japanese (1) (See 弦・げん・2) string (of a shamisen, etc.); (2) stringed instrument; (female given name) Ito


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Mandarin jiàng / jiang4
Taiwan chiang
Chinese purple-red; capital of the Jin State during the Spring and Autumn Period (770-475 BC)

see styles
Mandarin yāo / yao1
Taiwan yao
Japanese goshi / ごし    koshi(p);koshi / こし(P);コシ
Chinese waist; lower back; pocket; middle; loins
Japanese (suffix noun) posture; position; pose; attitude; (1) back; lower back; waist; hips; lumbar region; (2) (usu. コシ) body (of hair, noodle, paper, etc.); resilience; spring; (surname) Koshi
The waist, middle; hips

see styles
Japanese negi(p);ki(ok);negi / ねぎ(P);き(ok);ネギ Japanese (kana only) Welsh onion (species of scallion, Allium fistulosum); green onion; spring onion

see styles
Mandarin lái / lai2
Taiwan lai
Chinese name of a country in Spring and Autumn period in modern Shandong, destroyed by Qi 齊|齐

see styles
Mandarin xiá / xia2
Taiwan hsia
Japanese yasumi / やすみ    sha / しゃ    ge / げ    kan / かん    kasumi / かすみ    kasue / かすえ
Chinese red clouds
Japanese (1) (kana only) haze (esp. in spring); mist; (2) (kana only) dimness (of sight); (surname) Yasumi; (given name) Sha; (personal name) Ge; (surname) Kan; (surname, female given name) Kasumi; (personal name) Kasue

あい

see styles
Japanese ai / あい Japanese (interjection) (1) (See はい・1) yes; (2) wind that blows from north to north-east during spring and summer along the coast of the sea of Japan; (female given name) Ai

コシ

see styles
Japanese koshi / コシ Japanese (1) back; lower back; waist; hips; lumbar region; (2) body (of hair, noodle, paper, etc.); resilience; spring

スパ

see styles
Japanese supa / スパ Japanese (1) hot spring; mineral spring; spa; (2) salon offering beauty treatments, weight reduction, relaxation, etc.; (3) (abbreviation) spaghetti

ネギ

see styles
Japanese negi / ネギ Japanese (kana only) Welsh onion (species of scallion, Allium fistulosum); green onion; spring onion

ネジ

see styles
Japanese neji / ネジ Japanese (1) (kana only) screw; (2) key (of a clock, watch, etc.); spring (of a clock, watch, etc.)

バネ

see styles
Japanese bane / バネ Japanese (kana only) spring (e.g. coil, leaf); mainspring; power spring

七種


七种

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Mandarin qī zhǒng / qi1 zhong3
Taiwan ch`i chung / chi chung
Japanese nanatane / ななたね    nanakusa / ななくさ    natane / なたね    shichitane / しちたね    shichishu / しちしゅ    shichigusa / しちぐさ    saegusa / さえぐさ    saigusa / さいぐさ    saikusa / さいくさ
Japanese (1) (abbreviation) the seven spring flowers; (2) (abbreviation) the seven fall flowers; the seven autumn flowers; (3) (abbreviation) the seventh of January; Festival of Seven Herbs; (surname) Nanatane; (surname, given name) Nanakusa; (surname) Natane; (surname) Shichitane; (surname) Shichishu; (surname) Shichigusa; (surname) Saegusa; (personal name) Saigusa; (surname) Saikusa
This term is used in Buddhism, but due to a licensing issue, we cannot show the definition

七草

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Japanese nanakusa / ななくさ    shichisou / shichiso / しちそう Japanese (1) (abbreviation) the seven spring flowers; (2) (abbreviation) the seven fall flowers; the seven autumn flowers; (3) (abbreviation) the seventh of January; Festival of Seven Herbs; (surname, female given name) Nanakusa; (given name) Shichisou

三季

see styles
Mandarin sān jì / san1 ji4
Taiwan san chi
Japanese miki / みき
Japanese (female given name) Miki
The "three seasons" of an Indian year— spring, summer, and winter; a year.

中春

see styles
Japanese nakaharu / なかはる    chuushun / chushun / ちゅうしゅん Japanese (1) (obsolete) second month of the lunar calendar; (2) (obscure) 15th day of the second month of the lunar calendar (around mid-spring); (surname) Nakaharu; (given name) Chuushun

中潮

see styles
Japanese nakashio / なかしお Japanese half tide (e.g. midway between spring and neap tides); (surname) Nakashio

中胎

see styles
Mandarin zhōng tāi / zhong1 tai1
Taiwan chung t`ai / chung tai
Japanese chūtai
(中胎藏) The central figure of the eight-petalled group of the Garbhadhātu maṇḍala; i. e. the phenomenal Vairocana who has around him four Buddhas and four bodhisattvas, each on a petal. From this maṇḍala spring the four other great maṇḍalas.

九流

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Mandarin jiǔ liú / jiu3 liu2
Taiwan chiu liu
Japanese kuru
Chinese the nine schools of thought, philosophical schools of the Spring and Autumn and Warring States Periods (770-220 BC), viz Confucians 儒家[Ru2 jia1], Daoists 道家[Dao4 jia1], Yin and Yang 陰陽家|阴阳家[Yin1 yang2 jia1], Legalists 法家[Fa3 jia1], Logicians 名家[Ming2 jia1], Mohists 墨家[Mo4 jia1], Diplomats 縱橫家|纵横家[Zong4 heng2 jia1], Miscellaneous 雜家|杂家[Za2 jia1], and Agriculturalists 農家|农家[Nong2 jia1]
九漏 idem | 孔; nine contaminations

五經


五经

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Mandarin wǔ jīng / wu3 jing1
Taiwan wu ching
Japanese go kyō
Chinese the Five Classics of Confucianism, namely: the Book of Songs 詩經|诗经[Shi1 jing1], the Book of History 書經|书经[Shu1 jing1], the Classic of Rites 禮記|礼记[Li3 ji4], the Book of Changes 易經|易经[Yi4 jing1], and the Spring and Autumn Annals 春秋[Chun1 qiu1]
This term is used in Buddhism, but due to a licensing issue, we cannot show the definition

五霸

see styles
Mandarin wǔ bà / wu3 ba4
Taiwan wu pa
Chinese the Five Hegemons of the Spring and Autumn Period 春秋[Chun1 qiu1]

今春

see styles
Japanese konshun / こんしゅん Japanese (n-adv,n-t) this spring; spring this year; (surname) Konparu; (surname) Konbaru; (surname) Imaharu

伏水

see styles
Japanese fukusui / ふくすい Japanese (noun/participle) water gone underground (to emerge as a spring); (surname) Fushimizu

休屠

see styles
Mandarin xiū tú / xiu1 tu2
Taiwan hsiu t`u / hsiu tu
Japanese kyūto
Lit. 'Desist from butchering, 'said to be the earliest Han term for 浮屠, 佛圖, etc., Buddha. The 漢武故事 says that the King of Vaiśālī 毘邪 killed King 體屠 (or the non-butchering kings), took his golden gods, over 10 feet in height, and put them in the 甘泉宮 Sweet-spring palace; they required no sacrifices of bulls or rams, but only worship of incense, so the king ordered that they should be served after their national method.

伯樂


伯乐

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Mandarin bó lè / bo2 le4
Taiwan po le
Chinese Bo Le (horse connoisseur during Spring and Autumn Period); a good judge of talent; talent scout

公室

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Mandarin gōng shì / gong1 shi4
Taiwan kung shih
Chinese office (room); ruling families during Spring and Autumn period

六時


六时

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Mandarin liù shí / liu4 shi2
Taiwan liu shih
Japanese rokuji / ろくじ
Japanese (1) six o'clock; (2) (Buddhist term) six periods of a day (morning, midday, afternoon, evening, midnight, late night)
The six 'hours' or periods in a day, three for night and three for day, i. e. morning noon, evening; night, midnight, and dawn. Also, the six divisions of the year, two each of spring, summer, and winter; six hours

六經


六经

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Mandarin liù jīng / liu4 jing1
Taiwan liu ching
Japanese roku kyō
Chinese Six Classics, namely: Book of Songs 詩經|诗经[Shi1 jing1], Book of History 尚書|尚书[Shang4 shu1], Book of Rites 儀禮|仪礼[Yi2 li3], the lost Book of Music 樂經|乐经[Yue4 jing1], Book of Changes 易經|易经[Yi4 jing1], Spring and Autumn Annals 春秋[Chun1 qiu1]
This term is used in Buddhism, but due to a licensing issue, we cannot show the definition

内湯

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Japanese uchiyu / うちゆ Japanese indoor bath using water from a hot-spring

冷泉

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Japanese reisen / resen / れいせん Japanese cold mineral spring; (surname) Reizen; (place-name, surname) Reizei; (place-name) Reisen; (surname) Shimizu

出湯

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Japanese deyu / でゆ Japanese hot spring; (place-name, surname) Deyu

分葱

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Japanese wakegi;wakegi / わけぎ;ワケギ Japanese (kana only) Welsh onion (Allium wakegi); cibol; spring onion

初春

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Japanese shoshun;hatsuharu / しょしゅん;はつはる Japanese (1) beginning of spring; (2) (See 睦月・1) first month of the lunar calendar; New Year; (female given name) Hatsuharu

初鴬

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Japanese hatsuuguisu / hatsuguisu / はつうぐいす Japanese first Japanese bush warbler to chirp this year (i.e. spring)

初鶯

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Japanese hatsuuguisu / hatsuguisu / はつうぐいす Japanese (out-dated kanji) first Japanese bush warbler to chirp this year (i.e. spring)

刹利

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Mandarin shā lì / sha1 li4
Taiwan sha li
Japanese setsuri
(刹帝利); 刹怛利耶 kṣatriya. The second, or warrior and ruling caste; Chinese render it as 田主 landowners and 王種 royal caste; the caste from which the Buddha came forth and therefore from which all Buddhas (如來) spring; (Skt. kṣatriya)

勢み

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Japanese hazumi / はずみ Japanese (1) bounce; spring; rebound; (2) (kana only) momentum; impetus; impulse; stimulus; inertia; (3) (kana only) spur of the moment; impulse

勢む

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Japanese hazumu / はずむ Japanese (v5m,vi) to spring; to bound; to bounce; to be stimulated; to be encouraged; to get lively; to treat oneself to; to splurge on

卷子

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Mandarin juàn zi // juǎn zi / juan4 zi5 // juan3 zi5
Taiwan chüan tzu // chüan
Chinese test paper; examination paper; steamed roll; spring roll

厩出

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Japanese umayadashi;mayadashi / うまやだし;まやだし Japanese letting horses out the barn to graze (in spring)

合い

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Japanese ai / あい Japanese (1) (abbreviation) between-season wear; spring and autumn clothing; spring and fall clothing; (suffix) (2) together; (3) condition; situation; state; (4) -ish

合服

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Japanese aifuku / あいふく Japanese between-season wear; spring and autumn clothing; spring and fall clothing

合着

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Japanese aigi / あいぎ Japanese (noun - becomes adjective with の) between-season wear; clothes worn in spring or autumn (fall)

名水

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Japanese meisui / mesui / めいすい Japanese famous mineral water; famous spring; famous river

名湯

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Japanese meitou / meto / めいとう Japanese well-known hot spring

噴泉


喷泉

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Mandarin pēn quán / pen1 quan2
Taiwan p`en ch`üan / pen chüan
Japanese funsen / ふんせん
Chinese fountain
Japanese fountain; spring

四時


四时

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Mandarin sì shí / si4 shi2
Taiwan ssu shih
Japanese yoji / よじ    shiji / しじ
Chinese the four seasons, namely: spring 春, summer 夏, autumn 秋 and winter 冬
Japanese 4 o'clock; the four seasons
This term is used in Buddhism, but due to a licensing issue, we cannot show the definition

四気

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Japanese shiki / しき Japanese weather of the four seasons (warmth of spring, heat of summer, cool of autumn, and cold of winter)

四起

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Mandarin sì qǐ / si4 qi3
Taiwan ssu ch`i / ssu chi
Chinese to spring up everywhere; from all around

回彈


回弹

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Mandarin huí tán / hui2 tan2
Taiwan hui t`an / hui tan
Chinese (of something that has been deformed) to spring back to original shape; (fig.) to rebound; to bounce back

地涌

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Mandarin de yǒng / de yong3
Taiwan te yung
Japanese chiyō
To spring forth, or burst from the earth, a chapter in the Lotus Sutra.

塩泉

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Japanese ensen / えんせん Japanese saline spring

外湯

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Japanese sotoyu / そとゆ Japanese open air bath (in an inn, onsen, etc.); external hot spring bath

大種


大种

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Mandarin dà zhǒng / da4 zhong3
Taiwan ta chung
Japanese daishu
The four great seeds, or elements (四大) which enter into all things, i.e. earth, water, fire, and wind, from which, as from seed, all things spring.

大篆

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Mandarin dà zhuàn / da4 zhuan4
Taiwan ta chuan
Japanese daiten / だいてん
Chinese the great seal; used narrowly for 籀文; used broadly for many pre-Qin scripts
Japanese (See 六体) large seal script (dating from China's Spring and Autumn period onward)

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