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There are 15 total results for your thunder god search.

Characters Pronunciation
Simple Dictionary Definition

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Mandarin shén / shen2
Taiwan shen
Japanese shin;jin / しん;じん    kami(p);kamu(ok);kan(ok) / かみ(P);かむ(ok);かん(ok)
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Chinese deity; soul; spirit; unusual; mysterious; lively; expressive; expression; look; CL:個|个[ge4]; (slang) awesome; amazing; God; abbr. for 神舟[Shen2 zhou1]
Japanese (1) spirit; psyche; (2) (See 神・かみ・1) god; deity; divinity; kami; (1) god; deity; divinity; spirit; kami; (n,n-pref) (2) (slang) (also written ネ申) incredible; fantastic; (3) (honorific or respectful language) (archaism) emperor of Japan; (4) (archaism) thunder; (female given name) Miwa; (personal name) Jinji; (surname, female given name) Jin; (surname) Shin; (surname) San; (surname) Kou; (surname) Kanzaki; (surname, female given name) Kan; (surname) Kamimura; (surname) Kamitaka; (surname) Kamizaki; (surname) Kamisaki; (surname) Kami; (surname) Kanazaki; (surname) Kauzaki
Inscrutable spiritual powers, or power; a spirit; a deva, god, or divinity; the human spirit; divine, spiritual, supernatural; psychic power

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Mandarin léi / lei2
Taiwan lei
Japanese kaminari(p);ikazuchi;ikazuchi(ok);rai / かみなり(P);いかずち;いかづち(ok);らい
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Chinese thunder; mine (weapon); (Internet slang) terrifying; terrific; surname Lei
Japanese (1) lightning; thunder; thunderbolt; (2) (かみなり only) god of thunder; god of lightning; (3) (かみなり only) anger; fit of anger; (surname, female given name) Rai; (personal name) Kaminari; (surname) Ikadzuchi; (place-name) Ikatsuchi; (surname) Ikazuchi; (female given name) Azuma
garjita, thunder, thundering.



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Mandarin suǒ ěr / suo3 er3
Taiwan so erh
Chinese Thor (Norse god of thunder)


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Japanese raijin / らいじん
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Japanese god of thunder; (place-name) Raijin



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Mandarin yīn tuó luó / yin1 tuo2 luo2
Taiwan yin t`o lo / yin to lo
Japanese Indara
Chinese Indra (a Hindu deity)
Indra, 因坻; 因提; 因提梨; 因達羅; 天帝; 天主帝; 帝釋天; originally a god of the atmosphere, i. e. of thunder and rain; idem Śakra; his symbol is the vajra, or thunderbolt, hence he is the 金剛手; he became 'lord of the gods of the sky', 'regent of the east quarter', 'popularly chief after Brahmā, Viṣṇu, and Śiva, '(M.W.); in Buddhism he represents the secular power, and is inferior to a Buddhist saint. Cf. 忉利 and 印.


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Mandarin léi gōng / lei2 gong1
Taiwan lei kung
Japanese raikou / raiko / らいこう
Chinese Lei Gong or Duke of Thunder, the God of Thunder in Chinese mythology
Japanese thunder


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Japanese kaminarisama / かみなりさま Japanese (honorific or respectful language) thunder; god of thunder



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Mandarin fá zhé luō / fa2 zhe2 luo1
Taiwan fa che lo
Japanese basara
vajra. 伐闍羅; 縛日羅 (or 嚩日羅 or 跋日羅) (or 跋日囉); 嚩馹囉; 跋折羅 (or 跋闍羅); 跋折多; 波闍羅 (or 髮闍羅), tr. by 金剛 (金剛杵) Diamond club; the thunderbolt, svastika; recently defined by Western scholars as a sun symbol. It is one of the saptaratna, seven precious things; the sceptre of Indra as god of thunder and lightning, with which he slays the enemies of Buddhism; the sceptre of the exorcist; the symbol of the all conquering power of Buddha; (Skt. vajra)



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Mandarin fù rì luō / fu4 ri4 luo1
Taiwan fu jih lo
Japanese bajira
vajra, 嚩日囉 (or 嚩馹囉); 跋日囉 (or 跋折囉, or 跋闍囉); 跋折囉; 波闍羅; 伐折羅 (or 伐闍羅); intp. as 金剛 (金剛杵), a diamond (club). Adamantine, hard. The sceptre of Indra as god of thunder and lightning with which he slays the enemies of Buddhism. Used by monks to indicate spiritual authority, and the all-subduing power of Buddha; (Skt. vajra)


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Japanese kaminarisama / かみなりさま Japanese (honorific or respectful language) thunder; god of thunder



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Mandarin fù lán tuó luō / fu4 lan2 tuo2 luo1
Taiwan fu lan t`o lo / fu lan to lo
Japanese Furandara
Purandara; stronghold-breaker, fortress-destroyer, a name for Indra as thunder-god; Pūrandhara



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Mandarin yún léi yīn wáng / yun2 lei2 yin1 wang2
Taiwan yün lei yin wang
Japanese Unraion Ō
Megha-dundubhi-svara-rāja, or 雲雷音宿王華智 Jaladhara-garjita-ghoṣa-susvara-nakṣatra-rāja-saṅkusumitā-bhijña. A Buddha 'having a voice musical as the sound of the thunder of the clouds and conversant with the appearance of the regents of the nakshatras'. M.W. A Buddha possessing the wisdom of the Thunder-god and of the flowery stars.


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Mandarin léi gōng dǎ dòu fu / lei2 gong1 da3 dou4 fu5
Taiwan lei kung ta tou fu
Chinese the God of Thunder strikes bean curd; fig. to bully the weakest person; to pick on an easy target


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Japanese kaminarisama / かみなりさま Japanese (honorific or respectful language) thunder; god of thunder



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Mandarin léi gōng dǎ dòu fu , jiǎn ruǎn de qī / lei2 gong1 da3 dou4 fu5 , jian3 ruan3 de5 qi1
Taiwan lei kung ta tou fu , chien juan te ch`i / lei kung ta tou fu , chien juan te chi
Chinese the God of Thunder strikes bean curd, a bully picks the weakest person; to pick on an easy target

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

This page contains 15 results for "thunder god" 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

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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).

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