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Halo

China yuán guāng
Japan Enkou
Halo

圓光 is one of many ways to express "halo" in Chinese. 圓光 means, radiance emanating from the head.

This can refer to the halo surrounding the head of a Buddha.

圓光 is occasionally used to mean "halo" in Japanese but it more commonly the surname Enkō in Japan.

You may want to check our dictionary for many more versions of halo.

Divine Light

China líng guāng
Divine Light

This Chinese word means "divine light."

This can refer to the glow or halo around the Buddha. It can also be a miraculous column of light.

In slang, it can be like saying "jolly good!".

The Aura of Buddha

China fó guāng
Japan bukkou
The Aura of Buddha

佛光 means Buddha's teachings, or Buddha's Light.

This often refers to the aura around the head of Buddha.

Alternate meanings include: Spiritual Enlightenment (from Buddha), Buddha's Halo, or Buddha's Glory.


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Characters

If shown, 2nd row is Simp. Chinese

Pronunciation
Romanization
Simple Dictionary Definition

佛光

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Mandarin fó guāng / fo2 guang1
Taiwan fo kuang
Japanese bukkō
The Aura of Buddha
Chinese Buddha's teachings; aura (around the head of Buddha)
The light of Buddha, spiritual enlightenment; halo, glory; light of the Buddha

圓光


圆光

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Mandarin guang  / guang1 
Taiwan guang 
Japanese enkou / enko / えんこう
Chinese radiance emanating from the head; halo
Japanese (surname) Enkou
The halo surrounding the head of a Buddha, etc; Wongwang

靈光

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Mandarin líng guāng / ling2 guang1
Taiwan ling kuang
Chinese divine light (around the Buddha); a halo; a miraculous column of light; (slang) jolly good!

ハロー

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Japanese haroo / ハロー
The Aura of Buddha
Japanese (1) halo; (2) hello; hallo; hullo; (3) harrow; (place-name) Harrow (Britain)


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Mandarin yùn // yūn / yun4 // yun1
Taiwan yün
Japanese kasa / かさ
Chinese dizzy; halo; ring around moon or sun; confused; dizzy; giddy; to faint; to swoon; to lose consciousness; to pass out
Japanese astronomical halo (ring, etc.); (surname) Higasa; (surname) Hikasa

ハロ

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Japanese haro / ハロ Japanese halo

二光

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Mandarin èr guāng / er4 guang1
Taiwan erh kuang
Japanese nikō
The dual lights, i.e. 色光 the halo from a Buddha's body and 心光 the light from his mind. Also 常光 the constant halo from the bodies of Buddhas and 神通光 the supernatural light sent out by a Buddha (e.g. from between his eyebrows) to illuminate a distant world; two lights

光圈

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Mandarin guāng quān / guang1 quan1
Taiwan kuang ch`üan / kuang chüan
Chinese aperture; diaphragm; halo; aureole

光座

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Mandarin guāng zuò / guang1 zuo4
Taiwan kuang tso
Japanese kōza
prabha-maṇḍala; the halo and throne (of a Buddha); also 光趺.

光暈


光晕

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Mandarin guāng yùn / guang1 yun4
Taiwan kuang yün
Chinese halo; (photography) halation

光環


光环

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Mandarin guāng huán / guang1 huan2
Taiwan kuang huan
Japanese miwa / みわ
Chinese halo; ring of light
Japanese corona; (female given name) Miwa

光背

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Mandarin guāng bèi / guang1 bei4
Taiwan kuang pei
Japanese kouhai / kohai / こうはい
Japanese halo
This term is used in Buddhism, but due to a licensing issue, we cannot show the definition

光輪

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Japanese kourin / korin / こうりん Japanese (See 頭光) halo (esp. in Christian art); nimbus

円光

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Japanese enkou / enko / えんこう Japanese halo; (place-name, surname) Enkou

十二

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Mandarin shí èr / shi2 er4
Taiwan shih erh
Japanese juuni / juni / じゅうに
Chinese twelve; 12
Japanese 12; twelve; (given name) Tooji; (place-name, surname) Juuni
dvātriṃśa. Thirty-two. 三十二應 (or 三十二身) The thirty-two forms of Guanyin, and of Puxian, ranging from that of a Buddha to that of a man, a maid, a rakṣas; similar to the thirty-three forms named in the Lotus Sūtra. 三十二相三十二大人相 dvātriṃśadvaralakṣaṇa. The thirty-two lakṣaṇas, or physical marks of a cakravartī, or 'wheel-king', especially of the Buddha, i. e. level feet, thousand-spoke wheel-sign on feet, long slender fingers, pliant hands and feet, toes and fingers finely webbed, full-sized heels, arched insteps, thighs like a royal stag, hands reaching below the knees well-retracted male organ, height and stretch of arms equal, every hair-root dark coloured, body hair graceful and curly, golden-hued body, a 10 ft. halo around him, soft smooth skin, the 七處, i. e. two soles, two palms, two shoulders, and crown well rounded, below the armpits well-filled, lion-shaped body, erect, full shoulders, forty teeth, teeth white even and close, the four canine teeth pure white, lion-jawed, saliva improving the taste of all food, tongue long and broad, voice deep and resonant, eyes deep blue, eyelashes like a royal bull, a white ūrnā or curl between the eyebrows emitting light, an uṣṇīṣa or fleshy protuberance on the crown. These are from the 三藏法數 48, with which the 智度論 4, 涅盤經 28, 中阿含經, 三十ニ相經 generally agree. The 無量義經 has a different list. 三十二相經 The eleventh chapter of the 阿含經. 三十二相經願 The twenty-first of Amitābha's vows, v. 無量壽經. 三十三 trayastriṃśat. Thirty-three. 三十三天忉利天; 憺梨天, 多羅夜登陵舍; 憺利夜登陵奢; 憺利耶憺利奢 Trayastriṃśas. The Indra heaven, the second of the six heavens of form. Its capital is situated on the summit of Mt. Sumeru, where Indra rules over his thirty-two devas, who reside on thirty-two peaks of Sumeru, eight in each of the four directons. Indra's capital is called 殊勝 Sudarśana, 喜見城 Joy-view city. Its people are a yojana in height, each one's clothing weighs 六鐵 (1; 4 oz. ), and they live 1, 000 years, a day and night being equal to 100 earthly years. Eitel says Indra's heaven 'tallies in all its details with the Svarga of Brahminic mythology' and suggests that 'the whole myth may have an astronomical meaning', or be connected, with 'the atmosphere with its phenomena, which strengthens Koeppen's hypothesis explaining the number thirty-three as referring to the eight Vasus, eleven Rudras, twelve Ādityas, and two Aśvins of Vedic mythology'. In his palace called Vaijayanta 'Indra is enthroned with 1, 000 eyes with four arms grasping the vajra. There he revels in numberless sensual pleasures together with his wife Śacī... and with 119, 000 concubines with whom he associates by means of transformation'.; dvādaśa, twelve.

天蓋


天盖

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Mandarin tiān gài / tian1 gai4
Taiwan t`ien kai / tien kai
Japanese tengai / てんがい
Japanese (noun - becomes adjective with の) (1) canopy; dome; (2) (See 虚無僧) priestly minstrel's reed hood; reed hood worn by Komuso priests
A Buddha's canopy, or umbrella; a nimbus of rays of light, a halo; heavenly canopy

常光

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Mandarin cháng guāng / chang2 guang1
Taiwan ch`ang kuang / chang kuang
Japanese tokimitsu / ときみつ    tsunemitsu / つねみつ    tsunehika / つねひか    tsuneaki / つねあき    joukou / joko / じょうこう
Japanese (given name) Tokimitsu; (place-name, surname) Tsunemitsu; (surname) Tsunehika; (given name) Tsuneaki; (place-name, surname) Joukou
The unceasing radiance of the Buddha's body, represented as a halo; constant halo

座光

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Mandarin zuò guāng / zuo4 guang1
Taiwan tso kuang
Japanese zakō
光座 The halo behind the throne of an image; a halo throne.

後光


后光

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Mandarin hòu guāng / hou4 guang1
Taiwan hou kuang
Japanese gokou / goko / ごこう
Japanese (1) halo; aureole; aureola; nimbus; (2) halo (optical phenomenon); glory; (surname) Gokou
The halo behind an image; background halo

御光

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Japanese gokou / goko / ごこう Japanese halo (optical phenomenon); glory

月暈

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Mandarin yuè yùn / yue4 yun4
Taiwan yüeh yün
Japanese tsukigasa / つきがさ
Chinese ring around the moon; lunar halo
Japanese (noun - becomes adjective with の) lunar halo

月闌

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Mandarin yuè lán / yue4 lan2
Taiwan yüeh lan
Chinese the halo of the moon

色光

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Mandarin sè guāng / se4 guang1
Taiwan se kuang
Japanese shikikō
Chinese colored light
Physical light, as contrasted with 心光 light of the mind; every Buddha has both, e. g. his halo; halo from a Buddha's body

華蓋


华盖

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Mandarin huá gài / hua2 gai4
Taiwan hua kai
Japanese kegai
Chinese imperial canopy (e.g. domed umbrella-like roof over carriage); aureole; halo
A flowery umbrella, a canopy of flowers; floral canopy

身光

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Mandarin shēn guāng / shen1 guang1
Taiwan shen kuang
Japanese shinkou / shinko / しんこう
Japanese aureole (of a Buddhist statue; surrounding the body but not the head); aureola
The glory shining from the person of a Buddha, or Bodhisattva; a halo; an aura

頂光

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Mandarin dǐng guāng / ding3 guang1
Taiwan ting kuang
The halo round the head of an image.

頭光


头光

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Mandarin tóu guāng / tou2 guang1
Taiwan t`ou kuang / tou kuang
Japanese zukou / zuko / ずこう
Japanese (See 光輪) halo (of a Buddhist statue); nimbus
A halo or nimbus round the head (of an image).

風圈

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Mandarin fēng quān / feng1 quan1
Taiwan feng ch`üan / feng chüan
Chinese ring around the moon; lunar halo; solar halo

日月暈


日月晕

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Mandarin rì yuè yùn / ri4 yue4 yun4
Taiwan jih yüeh yün
Chinese halo; ring of light around the sun or moon

月がさ

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Japanese tsukigasa / つきがさ Japanese (noun - becomes adjective with の) lunar halo

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Title CharactersRomaji(Romanized Japanese)Various forms of Romanized Chinese
Halo圓光
圆光
Enkou / Enkoyuán guāng
yuan2 guang1
yuan guang
yuanguang
yüan kuang
yüankuang
Divine Light靈光
灵光
líng guāng
ling2 guang1
ling guang
lingguang
ling kuang
lingkuang
The Aura of Buddha佛光bukkou / bukofó guāng / fo2 guang1 / fo guang / foguangfo kuang / fokuang
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