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Great Sea

China dà yáng
Japan tai you
Great Sea

大洋 is a rarely-used word for ocean in Japanese, Chinese, and Korean. 大洋 is here mostly for reference - please order a different ocean for your custom calligraphy wall scroll.

The first character means "big" or "great."
The second means "ocean" or "body of water" (it can sometimes mean "foreign" but not in this case).
The first character designates that you are talking about a great or huge body of water (certainly a major ocean and not a smaller sea).

Legendary Turtle

China áo
Legendary Turtle

鼇 means "legendary turtle" in Chinese. 鼇 is a great mythological turtle that travels the seas. The creature is comparable to the dragon of China, however, it so happens that dragons became a bit more famous as history progressed. In modern Chinese, this character can just refer to a large sea turtle.

Note: 鼇 can be pronounced in Korean but this is a very rare Korean Hanja form - it hasn't been used in Korea for at least a few hundred years (even before they switched to Hangul characters).

A Bright Future

Incredible 10,000-Mile Flight of the Peng
China péng chéng wàn lǐ
A Bright Future

鵬程萬里 is an ancient Chinese proverb used in modern times to wish someone a long and successful career.

It's really about the 10,000 Flight of the Peng (Peng, also known as Roc is a mythical fish that can turn into a bird and take flight).

Zhuangzi

庄子 - Zhuangzi

Breaking down each character:
1. Peng or Roc (a kind of bird).
2. Journey (in this case, a flight).
3. 10,000 (Ten Thousand).
4. Li is a unit of distance often referred to as a "Chinese Mile," though the real distance is about half a kilometer.

Direct Translation: "Peng's Journey [of] 10,000 Li."
Literal meaning: "The 10,000-Li Flying Range Of The Roc."
Perceived meaning: "To have a bright future" or "To go far."

This proverb/idiom comes from the book of Zhuangzi. It tells the tale of a huge fish which could turn into a gigantic bird. This bird was called "peng" and was many miles long. This legendary size allowed the Peng to fly from the Northern Sea to the Southern Sea in a single bound.

Wishing someone "a Peng's Journey of 10,000 Li," will imply that they will be able to travel far without stopping, and will have great success, a long career, and a prosperous future.


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Below are some entries from our dictionary that may match your great sea search...

Characters

If shown, 2nd row is Simp. Chinese

Pronunciation
Romanization
Simple Dictionary Definition

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Mandarin hǎi / hai3
Taiwan hai
Japanese umi(p);mi(ok);wata(ok);wada(ok) / うみ(P);み(ok);わた(ok);わだ(ok)
A Bright Future
Chinese ocean; sea; CL:個|个[ge4],片[pian4]; great number of people or things; (dialect) numerous; surname Hai
Japanese sea; ocean; waters; (male given name) Wataru; (female given name) Me-ru; (female given name) Myuu; (female given name) Miu; (female given name) Marin; (female given name) Maare; (female given name) Ma-re; (male given name) Hiroshi; (personal name) Hai; (female given name) Shiori; (female given name) Shii; (surname, female given name) Kai; (female given name) Umi; (female given name) Una; (female given name) Amane
sāgara, the ocean, the sea; ocean; sea

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Mandarin wàn / wan4
Taiwan wan
Japanese manji / まんじ
Chinese swastika, a sacred and auspicious symbol in Hinduism, Buddhism, and Jainism
Japanese swastika (esp. a counterclockwise swastika as a Buddhist symbol); fylfot; gammadion; (given name) Manji
sauvastika, 塞縛悉底迦; also styled 室利靺瑳 śrīvatsa, lucky sign, Viṣṇu's breast-curl or mark, tr. by 海雲 sea-cloud, or cirrhus. Used as a fancy form of 萬 or 萬; and is also written in a form said to resemble a curl. It is the 4th of the auspicious signs in the footprint of Buddha, and is a mystic diagram of great antiquity. To be distinguished from 卐svastika, the crampons of which turn to the right; ten thousand

摩竭

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Mandarin mó jié / mo2 jie2
Taiwan mo chieh
Japanese makatsu
(摩竭羅) makara. A sea monster, either in the form of a great fish, e.g. a whale, or a great turtle. Also 摩伽羅 (or 摩迦羅).

波濤


波涛

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Mandarin bō tāo / bo1 tao1
Taiwan po t`ao / po tao
Japanese hatou / hato / はとう
Chinese great waves; billows
Japanese surging sea; rough sea; large waves; (surname) Hatou
This term is used in Buddhism, but due to a licensing issue, we cannot show the definition

滄溟

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Japanese soumei / some / そうめい Japanese (obscure) great blue sea; ocean

縛芻


缚刍

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Mandarin fù chú / fu4 chu2
Taiwan fu ch`u / fu chu
Japanese Bakusu
Vakṣu; Vaṅkṣu; 婆芻 (or 婆槎 or婆輸); 薄叉; 博叉; the Oxus 靑河 or Blue River, one of the 'four great rivers of Jambudvīpa', rising in the west of the Anavatapta lake (Tibet) and flowing into the north-west sea, the Caspian; cf. 西城記 1.

大教網


大教网

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Mandarin dà jiào wǎng / da4 jiao4 wang3
Taiwan ta chiao wang
Japanese daikyō mō
The net of the great teaching, which saves men from the sea of mortal life.

大海衆


大海众

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Mandarin dà hǎi zhòng / da4 hai3 zhong4
Taiwan ta hai chung
Japanese dai kaishu
The great ocean congregation; as all waters flowing into the sea become salty, so all ranks flowing into the sangha become of one flavour and lose old differentiations.

大苦海

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Mandarin dà kǔ hǎi / da4 ku3 hai3
Taiwan ta k`u hai / ta ku hai
Japanese dai kukai
The great bitter sea, or great sea of suffering i.e. of mortality in the six gati, or ways of incarnate existence.

大願船


大愿船

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Mandarin dà yuàn chuán / da4 yuan4 chuan2
Taiwan ta yüan ch`uan / ta yüan chuan
Japanese daigan sen
The great vow boat, i.e. that of Amitābha, which ferries the believer over the sea of mortality to the Pure Land; vessel of the great vow

如意珠

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Mandarin rú yì zhū / ru2 yi4 zhu1
Taiwan ju i chu
Japanese nyoiju
cintāmaṇi, a fabulous gem, the philosopher's stone, the talisman-pearl capable of responding to every wish, said to be obtained from the dragon-king of the sea, or the head of the great fish, Makara, or the relics of a Buddha. It is also called 如意寳 (如意寳珠); 如意摩尼; wish-granting jewel

盂蘭盆


盂兰盆

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Mandarin yú lán pén / yu2 lan2 pen2
Taiwan yü lan p`en / yü lan pen
Japanese urabon / うらぼん
Japanese Bon festival; Feast of Lanterns
(盂蘭); 鳥藍婆 (鳥藍婆拏) ullambana 盂蘭 may be another form of lambana or avalamba, "hanging down," "depending," "support"; it is intp. "to hang upside down", or "to be in suspense", referring to extreme suffering in purgatory; but there is a suggestion of the dependence of the dead on the living. By some 盆 is regarded as a Chinese word, not part of the transliteration, meaning a vessel filled with offerings of food. The term is applied to the festival of All Souls, held about the 15th of the 7th moon, when masses are read by Buddhist and Taoist priests and elaborate offerings made to the Buddhist Trinity for the purpose of releasing from purgatory the souls of those who have died on land or sea. The Ullambanapātra Sutra is attributed to Śākyamuni, of course incorrectly; it was first tr. into Chinese by Dharmaraksha, A.D. 266-313 or 317; the first masses are not reported until the time of Liang Wudi, A.D. 538; and were popularized by Amogha (A.D. 732) under the influence of the Yogācārya School. They are generally observed in China, but are unknown to Southern Buddhism. The "idea of intercession on the part of the priesthood for the benefit of" souls in hell "is utterly antagonistic to the explicit teaching of primitive Buddhism'" The origin of the custom is unknown, but it is foisted on to Śākyamuni, whose disciple Maudgalyāyana is represented as having been to purgatory to relieve his mother's sufferings. Śākyamuni told him that only the united efforts of the whole priesthood 十方衆會 could alleviate the pains of the suffering. The mere suggestion of an All Souls Day with a great national day for the monks is sufficient to account for the spread of the festival. Eitel says: "Engrafted upon the narrative ancestral worship, this ceremonial for feeding the ghost of deceased ancestors of seven generations obtained immense popularity and is now practised by everybody in China, by Taoists even and by Confucianists." All kinds of food offerings are made and paper garments, etc., burnt. The occasion, 7th moon, 15th day, is known as the盂蘭會 (or 盂蘭盆會 or 盂蘭齋 or 盂蘭盆齋) and the sutra as 盂蘭經 (or 盂蘭盆經).

五重世界

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Mandarin wǔ zhòng shì jiè / wu3 zhong4 shi4 jie4
Taiwan wu chung shih chieh
Japanese gojū sekai
The five graduated series of universes: (1) 三千大千世界 tri-sahasra-mahā-sahasra-loka-dhātu; a universe, or chiliocosm; (2) such chiliocosms, numerous as the sands of Ganges, form one Buddha-universe; (3) an aggregation of these forms a Buddha-universe ocean; (4) an aggregation of these latter forms a Buddha-realm seed; (5) an infinite aggregation of these seeds forms a great Buddha-universe, 智度論 50. Another division is (1) a world, or universe; (2) a Buddha-nature universe, with a different interpretation; and the remaining three areas above, the sea, the seed, and the whole Buddha-universe.

ホワイトフィンサージャンフィッシュ

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Japanese howaitofinsaajanfisshu / howaitofinsajanfisshu / ホワイトフィンサージャンフィッシュ Japanese whitefin surgeonfish (Acanthurus albipectoralis, species of Western Pacific tang found on the Great Barrier Reef through the Coral Sea to Tonga)

ホワイトフィンサージョンフィッシュ

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Japanese howaitofinsaajonfisshu / howaitofinsajonfisshu / ホワイトフィンサージョンフィッシュ Japanese whitefin surgeonfish (Acanthurus albipectoralis, species of Western Pacific tang found on the Great Barrier Reef through the Coral Sea to Tonga)

ホワイトフィンサージョンフィッシュ;ホワイトフィンサージャンフィッシュ

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Japanese howaitofinsaajonfisshu;howaitofinsaajanfisshu / howaitofinsajonfisshu;howaitofinsajanfisshu / ホワイトフィンサージョンフィッシュ;ホワイトフィンサージャンフィッシュ Japanese whitefin surgeonfish (Acanthurus albipectoralis, species of Western Pacific tang found on the Great Barrier Reef through the Coral Sea to Tonga)

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The following table may be helpful for those studying Chinese or Japanese...

Title CharactersRomaji(Romanized Japanese)Various forms of Romanized Chinese
Great Sea大洋tai you / taiyou / tai yo / taiyodà yáng / da4 yang2 / da yang / dayangta yang / tayang
Legendary Turtleáo / ao2 / ao
A Bright Future鵬程萬里
鹏程万里
péng chéng wàn lǐ
peng2 cheng2 wan4 li3
peng cheng wan li
pengchengwanli
p`eng ch`eng wan li
pengchengwanli
peng cheng wan li
In some entries above you will see that characters have different versions above and below a line.
In these cases, the characters above the line are Traditional Chinese, while the ones below are Simplified Chinese.



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