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Tom Clan Generational Poem

China ěr chāng yǒu yán sì jié kāi wén yì guāng zōng chuán shì zé yuǎn jìn běn lì dào lóng jī shàn jiā guó zhòng xué yè guǎng chéng fāng
Tom Clan Generational Poem Vertical Wall Scroll

This is the Tom Clan Generational Poem. If you are interested in this poem, you probably already know the meaning, so for now we'll forgo including a translation.

Family / Members of a Family

China jiā zú
Japan ka zoku
Family / Members of a Family Vertical Wall Scroll

家族 is family in Japanese Kanji. It represents all the members of a family.

This can also mean household or clan depending on context.

First Born

Japan souryou
First Born Vertical Wall Scroll

惣領 is a Japanese title for the eldest child, the oldest child, first born child, or child who carries on the family name.

In more ancient times, this was used to refer to the head of a warrior clan. It can also be a place name or given name "Souryou" or "Soryo" in Japanese.

Chen / Chan / Yo / Jin

China chén
HK chan
Japan chin
Chen / Chan / Yo / Jin Vertical Wall Scroll

陳 is the most common character for a Chinese surname that romanizes as "Chen."

陳 is also a surname You or Yo in Japanese, though it can also be pronounced as Chin in Japanese.

In Korean, it is a surname romanized as Jin.

As a word, this character means: to lay out; to exhibit; to display; to narrate; to state; to explain; to tell.

The Chen clan or family was a small kingdom from 1046 BC to 479 BC. It was one of 12 small-but-powerful vassal states during the Spring and Autumn Period 770-475 BC. This name reappeared as the Chen Dynasty (陳朝) of the Southern dynasties from 557 AD to 589 AD.

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Mandarin jiā zú / jia1 zu2
Taiwan chia tsu
Japanese kazoku / かぞく
Chen / Chan / Yo / Jin Vertical Wall Scroll
Chinese family; clan
Japanese (noun - becomes adjective with の) family; members of a family


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Japanese souryou / soryo / そうりょう
Chen / Chan / Yo / Jin Vertical Wall Scroll
Japanese (1) eldest child; oldest child; first-born child; (2) child who carries on the family name; (3) (archaism) pre-ritsuryo official established in key provinces, responsible for administration of his home and surrounding provinces; (4) (archaism) head of a warrior clan (Kamakura period); (place-name, surname) Souryou



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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 táng / tang2
Taiwan t`ang / tang
Japanese dou / do / どう
Chinese (main) hall; large room for a specific purpose; CL:間|间[jian1]; relationship between cousins etc on the paternal side of a family; of the same clan; classifier for classes, lectures etc; classifier for sets of furniture
Japanese (n,n-suf) (1) temple; shrine; chapel; (2) hall; (suffix) (3) (suffix attached to the names of some businesses, stores, etc.) company; (n,n-suf,n-pref) (4) (archaism) (See 表座敷) front room; (surname) Douzaki; (surname) Dou; (surname) Takadono; (given name) Keidou
prāsāda. A hall, temple, court.

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Mandarin xìng / xing4
Taiwan hsing
Japanese sei(p);shou(ok);sou(ok) / se(p);sho(ok);so(ok) / せい(P);しょう(ok);そう(ok)    kabane / かばね
Chinese family name; surname; CL:個|个[ge4]; to be surnamed
Japanese (1) surname; family name; (2) (せい only) (See 姓・かばね) hereditary title (used in ancient Japan to denote rank and political standing); (1) hereditary title (used in ancient Japan to denote rank and political standing); (2) (archaism) clan

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Mandarin zōng / zong1
Taiwan tsung
Japanese shuu / shu / しゅう
Chinese surname Zong
Japanese sect; (given name) Motoi; (personal name) Muneto; (surname) Munetaka; (surname, female given name) Mune; (female given name) Miyako; (personal name) Hajime; (surname) Chon; (given name) Takashi; (surname) Souzaki; (surname) Sou; (surname, given name) Shuu
Ancestors, ancestral; clan; class, category. kind; school, sect; siddhānta, summary, main doctrine, syllogism, proposition, conclusion, realization. Sects are of two kinds: (1) those founded on principles having historic continuity, as the twenty sects of the Hīnayāna, the thirteen sects of China, and the fourteen sects of Japan: (2) those arising from an individual interpretation of the general teaching of Buddhism, as the sub-sects founded by Yongming 永明 (d. 975), 法相宗, 法性宗, 破相宗, or those based on a peculiar interpretation of one of the recognized sects, as the Jōdo-shinshū 淨土眞宗 found by Shinran-shōnin. There are also divisions of five, six, and ten, which have reference to specific doctrinal differences. Cf. 宗派.

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Mandarin shì / shi4
Taiwan shih
Japanese muro / むろ    shitsu / しつ
Chinese room; work unit; grave; scabbard; family or clan; one of the 28 constellations of Chinese astronomy; surname Shi
Japanese greenhouse; icehouse; cellar; (n,n-suf) (1) room; (2) (obscure) wife (of someone of high rank); (3) (obscure) scabbard; (4) {astron} (See 二十八宿,玄武・げんぶ・2) Chinese "Encampment" constellation (one of the 28 mansions); (personal name) Muroran; (surname) Muromasa; (surname) Murozaki; (surname) Murosaki; (place-name, surname) Muro; (surname) Hamamuro; (surname) Dai; (surname) Shitsu
House, household, abode; translit. ś, s, śr;, śl. Cf. 尸; 舍; 音; for 室摩 v. 沙門.

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Mandarin/ zu2
Taiwan tsu
Japanese zoku / ぞく
Chinese race; nationality; ethnicity; clan; by extension, social group (e.g. office workers 上班族)
Japanese (n,n-suf) (1) tribe; clan; band; (2) (taxonomical) tribe; (3) group (of the periodic table); (female given name) Yakara; (surname) Shi

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Mandarin zhī // shì / zhi1 // shi4
Taiwan chih // shih
Japanese shi / し    uji / うじ
Chinese see 月氏[Yue4 zhi1] and 閼氏|阏氏[yan1 zhi1]; clan name; maiden name
Japanese (suffix) (1) (honorific or respectful language) Mr; Mrs; Ms; Miss; (n,suf) (2) clan; (3) (honorific or respectful language) he; him; (counter) (4) (honorific or respectful language) counter for people; (1) family name; lineage; birth; (n,suf) (2) (See 氏・し・2) clan; (surname) Hamauji; (female given name) Tomo; (personal name) Shi; (personal name) Ujifuku; (surname) Uji

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Mandarin shè / she4
Taiwan she
Japanese yashiro / やしろ    sha / しゃ
Chinese society; group; club; agency; (old) god of the land
Japanese shrine (usually Shinto); (n,n-suf) (1) (abbreviation) (See 会社) company; association; society; (2) regional Chinese god of the earth (or a village built in its honour); (ctr,suf) (3) counter for companies, shrines, etc.; (p,s,f) Yashiro
Gods of the land; a village, clan, society.

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Mandarin fān / fan1
Taiwan fan
Japanese han / はん
Chinese fence; hedge; screen; barrier; vassal state; Taiwan pr. [fan2]
Japanese (n,n-suf) feudal domain (Edo and early Meiji periods, precursor to current prefectures); fiefdom; province; clan; (given name) Mamoru; (surname) Magaki; (surname) Ban; (surname) Han; (given name) Shigeru

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Mandarin/ fa2
Taiwan fa
Japanese batsu / ばつ
Chinese powerful individual, family or group; clique; (loanword) valve
Japanese (n,n-suf) clique; clan; faction; (personal name) Isao


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Mandarin yī wèi / yi1 wei4
Taiwan i wei
Japanese hitoaji / ひとあじ    ichimi / いちみ
Chinese blindly; invariably
Japanese (adv,n) unique flavor (flavour); peculiar flavor; (noun/participle) clan; partisans; conspirators; gang; crew; (given name) Kazumi; (surname) Ichimi
One, or the same flavour, kind or character, i.e. the Buddha's teaching; single taste


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Mandarin yī zú / yi1 zu2
Taiwan i tsu
Japanese ichizoku / いちぞく
Chinese social group; subculture; family; clan; see also 族[zu2]
Japanese (1) family; relatives; dependents; (2) household



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Mandarin yī mén / yi1 men2
Taiwan i men
Japanese ichimon / いちもん
Japanese (1) family; clan; kin; (2) sect; school; adherents; followers; disciples; (3) {sumo} group of related sumo stables; (surname) Hitokado; (surname) Kazuto; (surname, given name) Ichimon; (surname) Ichikado
The one door out of mortality into nirvāṇa, i.e. the Pure-land door; single gate


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Mandarin shàng rěn / shang4 ren3
Taiwan shang jen
Japanese jounin / jonin / じょうにん
Japanese Ninja clan master; highest-ranking ninja
exceedingly patient


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Mandarin bā jiāo / ba1 jiao1
Taiwan pa chiao
Japanese hakkyō
The eight kinds of pride, or arrogance, resulting in domineering: because of strength; of clan, or name; of wealth; of independence, or position; of years, or age; of cleverness, or wisdom; of good or charitable deeds; of good looks. Of these, eight birds are named as types: 鴟梟 two kinds of owl, eagle, vulture, crow, magpie, pigeon, wagtail.



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Mandarin bā jué / ba1 jue2
Taiwan pa chüeh
Japanese hachikaku
The eight (wrong) perceptions or thoughts, i.e. desire; hate; vexation (with others); 親里 home-sickness; patriotism (or thoughts of the country's welfare); dislike of death; ambition for one's clan or family; slighting or being rude to others. 華嚴經 13; eight awarenesses



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Mandarin shì zú / shi4 zu2
Taiwan shih tsu
Chinese influential family; powerful clan


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Japanese kakuhan / かくはん Japanese each clan


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Japanese douhan / dohan / どうはん Japanese the same clan


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Mandarin sì xìng / si4 xing4
Taiwan ssu hsing
Japanese shisei / shise / しせい
Japanese (1) the four great families of the age (esp. the Minamoto clan, the Taira clan, the Fujiwara clan and the Tachibana clan); (2) (See ヴァルナ) varna (each of the four Hindu castes)
The four Indian 'clans' or castes— brāhmaṇa, kṣatriya, vaiśya, and śūdra, i. e. (1) priestly, (2) military and ruling, (3) farmers and traders, and (4) serfs; born respectively from the mouth, shoulders, flanks, and feet of Brahma; four castes


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Mandarin tǔ háo / tu3 hao2
Taiwan t`u hao / tu hao
Japanese dogou / dogo / どごう
Chinese local tyrant; local strong man; (slang) nouveau riche
Japanese powerful local clan; (surname) Dogou


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Mandarin dà zú / da4 zu2
Taiwan ta tsu
Chinese large and influential family; clan


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Japanese taihan / たいはん Japanese large feudal domain; large fiefdom; powerful clan


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Mandarin zōng zhǔ / zong1 zhu3
Taiwan tsung chu
Japanese soushu / soshu / そうしゅ
Chinese head of a clan; natural leader; person of prestige and authority in a domain; suzerain
Japanese suzerain


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Mandarin zōng shì / zong1 shi4
Taiwan tsung shih
Japanese soushitsu / soshitsu / そうしつ
Chinese imperial clan; member of the imperial clan; clansman; ancestral shrine
Japanese (given name) Soushitsu


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Mandarin zōng zú / zong1 zu2
Taiwan tsung tsu
Japanese souzoku / sozoku / そうぞく
Chinese clan; clansman
Japanese one's family or clan


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Mandarin zōng zhèng / zong1 zheng4
Taiwan tsung cheng
Japanese yahiro / やひろ    munemasa / むねまさ    munetada / むねただ    sousei / sose / そうせい
Chinese Director of the Imperial Clan in imperial China, one of the Nine Ministers 九卿[jiu3 qing1]
Japanese (surname) Yahiro; (surname, given name) Munemasa; (personal name) Munetada; (personal name) Sousei



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Mandarin jiā mén / jia1 men2
Taiwan chia men
Japanese kamon / かもん
Chinese house door; family clan
Japanese one's family; one's clan; (given name) Kamon; (surname, given name) Iekado

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Title CharactersRomaji(Romanized Japanese)Various forms of Romanized Chinese
Tom Clan Generational Poem爾昌友延嗣捷開文裔光宗傳世澤遠晉本立道隆積善家國重學業廣成芳
ěr chāng yǒu yán sì jié kāi wén yì guāng zōng chuán shì zé yuǎn jìn běn lì dào lóng jī shàn jiā guó zhòng xué yè guǎng chéng fāng
er3 chang1 you3 yan2 si4 jie2 kai1 wen2 yi4 guang1 zong1 chuan2 shi4 ze2 yuan3 jin4 ben3 li4 dao4 long2 ji1 shan4 jia1 guo2 zhong4 xue2 ye4 guang3 cheng2 fang1
er chang you yan si jie kai wen yi guang zong chuan shi ze yuan jin ben li dao long ji shan jia guo zhong xue ye guang cheng fang
erh ch`ang yu yen ssu chieh k`ai wen i kuang tsung ch`uan shih tse yüan chin pen li tao lung chi shan chia kuo chung hsüeh yeh kuang ch`eng fang
erh chang yu yen ssu chieh kai wen i kuang tsung chuan shih tse yüan chin pen li tao lung chi shan chia kuo chung hsüeh yeh kuang cheng fang
Members of a Family
家族ka zoku / kazokujiā zú / jia1 zu2 / jia zu / jiazuchia tsu / chiatsu
First Born惣領souryou / soryo

chinchén / chen2 / chench`en / chen
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