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There are 8 total results for your wise and virtuous search.

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Characters Pronunciation
Romanization
Simple Dictionary Definition


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Mandarin shèng / sheng4
Taiwan sheng
Japanese hijiri / ひじり    sei / se / せい
Chinese holy; sacred; saint; sage
Japanese (1) highly virtuous monk; (2) (honorific or respectful language) monk; (3) Buddhist solitary; (4) (See 高野聖・1) Buddhist missionary; (5) saint (i.e. a virtuous person); (6) (archaism) (honorific or respectful language) emperor; (7) (in form 〜の聖) master; expert; (n,n-pref) (1) Saint; St.; S.; (noun or adjectival noun) (2) sacred; holy; pure; (female given name) Mina; (female given name) Maria; (female given name) Mari; (female given name) Makoto; (surname, female given name) Hijiri; (personal name) Tooru; (female given name) Chika; (personal name) Takeshi; (female given name) Takara; (given name) Takashi; (female given name) Sofi-; (surname) Seitoku; (personal name) Seiji; (female given name) Seika; (surname, female given name) Sei; (personal name) Sumizou; (personal name) Sumiko; (personal name) Sumie; (given name) Satoru; (female given name) Satom
ārya; sādhu; a sage; wise and good; upright, or correct in all his character; sacred, holy, saintly.


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Mandarin xián / xian2
Taiwan hsien
Japanese ken / けん
Chinese worthy or virtuous person; honorific used for a person of the same or a younger generation
Japanese (noun or adjectival noun) (archaism) intelligence; genius; scholarship; virtue; (male given name) Masaru; (male given name) Makoto; (given name) Hiroshi; (personal name) Hyongoru; (personal name) Takeshi; (given name) Takashi; (personal name) Suguru; (given name) Satoru; (male given name) Satoshi; (female given name) Sato; (given name) Sakashi; (personal name) Kensou; (personal name) Kenji; (personal name) Kenshou; (male given name) Ken; (female given name) Kata; (given name) Kashiko
Wise and virtuous, sage, second rank to a 聖 saint; good, excellent in character, virtuous; intelligent

見賢思齊

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Mandarin jiàn xián sī qí / jian4 xian2 si1 qi2
Taiwan chien hsien ssu ch`i / chien hsien ssu chi
Chinese see a worthy, think to imitate (idiom, from Analects); emulate the virtuous; Follow the example of a virtuous and wise teacher.

有道

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Mandarin yǒu dào / you3 dao4
Taiwan yu tao
Japanese yuudou / yudo / ゆうどう
Chinese to have attained the Way; (of a government or a ruler) enlightened; wise and just
Japanese (See 外道) being good (virtuous); good (virtuous) person; (given name) Yuudou; (given name) Michiari; (surname) Arudou; (surname) Arimichi
This term is used in Buddhism, but due to a licensing issue, we cannot show the definition

淑女

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Mandarin shū nǚ / shu1 nu:3
Taiwan shu nü
Japanese shukujo / しゅくじょ
Chinese wise and virtuous woman; lady
Japanese lady; (female given name) Kiyome

聖賢


圣贤

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Mandarin shèng xián / sheng4 xian2
Taiwan sheng hsien
Japanese seiken / seken / せいけん
Chinese a sage; wise and holy man; virtuous ruler; Buddhist lama; wine
Japanese saints and sages; (given name) Masakatsu; (given name) Seiken
This term is used in Buddhism, but due to a licensing issue, we cannot show the definition

賢人


贤人

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Mandarin ren  / ren2 
Taiwan ren 
Japanese kenjin / けんじん
Chinese great person of the past; venerable forebear; the great and the good
Japanese wise man; (personal name) Yoshihito; (male given name) Masahito; (personal name) Masato; (personal name) Takahito; (given name) Kento; (personal name) Kanato
A wise and virtuous man.

賢良方正

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Japanese kenryouhousei / kenryohose / けんりょうほうせい Japanese (noun or adjectival noun) (yoji) wise and virtuous; good and able men
This page contains 8 results for "wise and virtuous" 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.

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