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Lake

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湖 is lake in Chinese, Japanese Kanji, and old Korean Hanja.

湖 is used in place names (like Lake Huron) and as a descriptive term for any large body of fresh water.

In Japanese, this can also be the female given name Reiku.

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Characters

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Pronunciation
Romanization
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Mandarin jiāng / jiang1
Taiwan chiang
Japanese minkou / minko みんこう
 chiyan ちやん
 gou / go ごう
 kou / ko こう
 ko
 kuu / ku くう
 ezaki えざき
 esaki えさき
 ee ええ
 irie いりえ
Chinese river; CL:條|条[tiao2],道[dao4]; surname Jiang
Japanese (1) (archaism) large river (esp. the Yangtze); (2) Lake Biwa; inlet; bay; (given name) Minkou; (surname) Chiyan; (surname) Gou; (surname, given name) Kou; (surname) Ko; (surname) Kuu; (surname) Ezaki; (surname) Esaki; (surname) Ee; (surname) E; (female given name) Irie
A river; the River, the Yangtsze.
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Mandarin/ hu2
Taiwan hu
Japanese reiku / reku れいく
 mizuumi / mizumi みずうみ
 hiroshi ひろし
 shizuka しずか
 kosui こすい
 kosaki こさき
 ko
 izumi うみ
Chinese lake; CL:個|个[ge4],片[pian4]
Japanese lake; (suffix) lake (in place names); (female given name) Reiku; (surname, female given name) Mizuumi; (personal name) Hiroshi; (female given name) Shizuka; (surname) Kosui; (surname) Kosaki; (p,s,g) Ko; (female given name) Umi; (surname, female given name) Izumi
A lake.
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地獄


地狱

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Mandarin dì yù / di4 yu4
Taiwan ti yü
Japanese jigoku じごく
Chinese hell; infernal; underworld
Japanese hell; (place-name) Jigoku
naraka, 捺落迦 (or 那落迦) ; niraya 泥犂; explained by 不樂 joyless; 可厭 disgusting, hateful; 苦具, 苦器 means of suffering; if 地獄 earth-prison; 冥府 the shades, or departments of darkness. Earth-prison is generally intp. as hell or the hells; it may also be termed purgatory; one of the six gati or ways of transmigration. The hells are divided into three classes: I. Central, or radical, 根本地獄 consisting of (1) The eight hot hells. These were the original hells of primitive Buddhism, and are supposed to be located umder the southern continent Jambudvīpa 瞻部州, 500 yojanas below the surface. (a) 等活 or 更活 Saṃjīva, rebirth, where after many kinds of suffering a cold wind blows over the soul and returns it to this life as it was before, hence the name 等活. (b) 黑繩 Kaslasūtra, where the sufferer is bound with black chains and chopped or sawn asunder. (c) 線合; 衆合; 堆壓 Saṃghāta, where are multitudes of implements of torture, or the falling of mountains upon the sufferer. (d) 號呌; 呼呼; 叫喚 Raurava, hell of wailing. (e) 大呌; 大號呌; 大呼 Mahāraurava, hell of great wailing. (f) 炎熱; 燒炙 Tapana, hell of fames and burning. (g) 大熱; 大燒炙; 大炎熱 Pratāpana, hell of molten lead. (h) 無間; 河鼻旨; 阿惟越致; 阿毗至; 阿鼻; 阿毗 Avīci, unintermitted suffering, where sinners die and are reborn to suffer without interval. (2) The eight cold hells 八寒地獄. (a) 頞浮陀地獄 Arbuda, where the cold causes blisters. (b) 尼刺部陀 Nirarbuda, colder still causing the blisters to burst. (c) 頞哳吒; 阿吒吒 Atata, where this is the only possible sound from frozen lips. (d) 臛臛婆; 阿波波 Hahava or Apapa, where it is so cold that only this sound can be uttered. (e) 虎虎婆 Hāhādhara or Huhuva, where only this sound can be uttered. (f) 嗢鉢羅; 鬱鉢羅 (or 優鉢羅) Utpala, or 尼羅鳥 (or 漚) 鉢羅 Nīlotpala, where the skin is frozen like blue lotus buds. (g) 鉢特摩 Padma, where the skin is frozen and bursts open like red lotus buds. (h) 摩訶鉢特摩 Mahāpadma, ditto like great red lotus buds. Somewhat different names are also given. Cf. 倶舍論 8; 智度論 16; 涅槃經 11. II. The secondary hells are called 近邊地獄 adjacent hells or 十六遊增 each of its four sides, opening from each such door are four adjacent hells, in all sixteen; thus with the original eight there are 136. A list of eighteen hells is given in the 十八泥梨經. III. A third class is called the 孤地獄 (獨地獄) Lokāntarika, or isolated hells in mountains, deserts, below the earth and above it. Eitel says in regard to the eight hot hells that they range 'one beneath the other in tiers which begin at a depth of 11,900 yojanas and reach to a depth of 40,000 yojanas'. The cold hells are under 'the two Tchahavālas and range shaft-like one below the other, but so that this shaft is gradually widening to the fourth hell and then narrowing itself again so that the first and last hell have the shortest, those in the centre the longest diameter'. 'Every universe has the same number of hells, ' but 'the northern continent has no hell whatever, the two continents east and west of Meru have only small Lokāntarika hells... whilst all the other hells are required for the inhabitants of the southern continent '. It may be noted that the purpose of these hells is definitely punitive, as well as purgatorial. Yama is the judge and ruler, assisted by eighteen officers and a host of demons, who order or administer the various degrees of torture. 'His sister performs the same duties with regard to female criminals, ' and it may be mentioned that the Chinese have added the 血盆池 Lake of the bloody bath, or 'placenta tank' for women who die in childbirth. Release from the hells is in the power of the monks by tantric means.
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Mandarin zhǎo / zhao3
Taiwan chao
Japanese masanori まさのり
 numazaki ぬまざき
 numasaki ぬまさき
 numa ぬま
 shouta / shota しょうた
 shouzou / shozo しょうぞう
 katsuyo かつよ
 katsumura かつむら
 katsuhiro かつひろ
 katsunori かつのり
 katsutaka かつたか
 katsuzou / katsuzo かつぞう
 katsuzawa かつざわ
 katsusawa かつさわ
Chinese pond; pool
Japanese (n,n-suf) swamp; bog; pond; lake; (personal name) Masanori; (surname) Numazaki; (surname) Numasaki; (surname) Numa; (personal name) Shouta; (personal name) Shouzou; (personal name) Katsuyo; (personal name) Katsumura; (personal name) Katsuhiro; (personal name) Katsunori; (personal name) Katsutaka; (personal name) Katsuzou; (personal name) Katsuzawa; (personal name) Katsusawa

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Mandarin pào / pao4
Taiwan p`ao / pao
Japanese awa あわ
 abuku あぶく
Chinese bubble; foam; blister (i.e. skin bubble); to soak; to steep; to infuse; to dawdle; to shilly-shally; to hang about; to pick up (a girl); to get off with (a sexual partner); classifier for occurrences of an action; classifier for number of infusions; puffed; swollen; spongy; small lake (esp. in place names); classifier for urine or feces
Japanese bubble; foam; froth; head on beer
A bubble, a blister; to infuse; a water bubble

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Mandarin pō // bó / po1 // bo2
Taiwan p`o // po / po // po
Japanese haku はく
 tomaru とまる
 tomari とまり
 toma とま
Chinese lake; Taiwan pr. [bo2]; to anchor; touch at; to moor
Japanese (counter) counter for nights of a stay; (surname, given name) Haku; (personal name) Tomaru; (p,s,f) Tomari; (surname) Toma
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Mandarin huáng / huang2
Taiwan huang
Chinese dye paper; lake; pond; mount scroll

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Mandarin/ li3
Taiwan li
Chinese Lishui River in north Hunan, flowing into Lake Dongting 洞庭湖; surname Li

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Mandarin/ po2
Taiwan p`o / po
Chinese name of a lake

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下品

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Mandarin xià pǐn / xia4 pin3
Taiwan hsia p`in / hsia pin
Japanese shimoshina しもしな
Japanese (noun or adjectival noun) vulgarity; meanness; indecency; coarseness; (place-name) Shimoshina
The three lowest of the nine classes born in the Amitābha Pure Land, v. 無量壽經. These three lowest grades are (1) 下品上生 The highest of the three lowest classes who enter the Pure Land of Amitābha, i.e. those who have committed all sins except dishonouring the sūtras. If at the end of life the sinner clasps hands and says "Namo Amitābha", such a one will be born in His precious lake. (2) 下品中生 The middle class consists of those who have broken all the commandments, even stolen from monks and abused the law. If at death such a one hears of the great power of Amitābha, and assents with but a thought, he will be received into paradise. (3) 下品下生 The lowest class, because of their sins, should have fallen into the lowest gati, but by invoking the name of Amitābha, they can escape countless ages of reincarnation and suffering and on dying will behold a lotus flower like the sun, and, by the response of a single thought, will enter the Pure Land of Amitābha; lower level

千泉

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Mandarin qiān quán / qian1 quan2
Taiwan ch`ien ch`üan / chien chüan
Japanese chisen ちせん
Japanese (female given name) Chisen
Bingheul 屛律 Mingbulak. A lake country 30 li E. of Talas.

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取水

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Mandarin qǔ shuǐ / qu3 shui3
Taiwan ch`ü shui / chü shui
Japanese shusui しゅすい
Chinese water intake; to obtain water (from a well etc)
Japanese (noun/participle) drawing water from river or lake

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塩湖

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Japanese enko えんこ
Japanese salt (saline) lake

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増水

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Japanese masumizu ますみず
 masumi ますみ
Japanese (noun/participle) rising water (of river, lake, etc.); swelling water; increased water; high water; (surname) Masumi

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天池

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Mandarin tiān chí / tian1 chi2
Taiwan t`ien ch`ih / tien chih
Japanese tenchi てんち
 amachi あまち
 amaike あまいけ
Chinese Lake Tianchi in Xinjiang
Japanese (personal name) Tenchi; (surname) Amachi; (place-name, surname) Amaike

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太湖

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Mandarin tài hú / tai4 hu2
Taiwan t`ai hu / tai hu
Chinese Lake Tai near Wuxi City 無錫|无锡, bordering on Jiangsu and Zhejiang, one of China's largest fresh water lakes, currently heavily polluted

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孤山

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Mandarin gū shān / gu1 shan1
Taiwan ku shan
Japanese kozan こざん
Chinese isolated peak; Solitary Hill, located in West Lake, Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province
Japanese (given name) Kozan
An isolated hill; a monastery in Kiangsu and name of one of its monks; Gushan

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寶池


宝池

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Mandarin bǎo chí / bao3 chi2
Taiwan pao ch`ih / pao chih
Japanese takaraike たからいけ
Japanese (surname) Takaraike
The precious lake of the eight virtuous characteristics in the Pure Land; jeweled lake

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巢湖

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Mandarin cháo hú / chao2 hu2
Taiwan ch`ao hu / chao hu
Chinese Chaohu prefecture level city in Anhui; Chaohu lake

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北海

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Mandarin běi hǎi / bei3 hai3
Taiwan pei hai
Japanese hokkai ほっかい
 hokukai ほくかい
 kitami きたみ
 kitaumi きたうみ
Chinese Beihai, park in Beijing to the northwest of the Forbidden City; the North Sea (Europe); Beihai prefecture level city and seaport in Guangxi; Bohai Sea; Lake Baikal
Japanese northern sea; North Sea; (surname) Hokkai; (personal name) Hokukai; (female given name) Kitami; (surname) Kitaumi

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基奈

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Mandarin jī nài / ji1 nai4
Taiwan chi nai
Chinese Kenai (Peninsula, Lake, Mountains), Alaska (Tw)

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哈密

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Mandarin hā mì / ha1 mi4
Taiwan ha mi
Japanese Gōmitsu
Chinese Kumul city in Xinjiang (Chinese: Hami)
Hami, 'an ancient city and kingdom in Central Asia north-east of lake Lop in Lat. 43゜3 N., Long, 93°10 E.' Eitel. From Han to Tang times known as I-wu 伊吾, now called Kumul by Turki Mohammadans. For more than 1500 years, owing to its location and supply of water, Hami was a bridgehead for the expansion and control of the outposts of the Chinese empire in Central Asia.

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前水

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Japanese sensui せんすい
Japanese (1) garden pond; miniature lake; (2) fountain

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四河

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Mandarin sì hé / si4 he2
Taiwan ssu ho
Japanese shigou / shigo しごう
Japanese (place-name) Shigou
The four rivers— Ganges, Sindhu (Indus), Vākṣu (Oxus), and Tārīm, all reputed to arise out of a lake, Anavatapta, in Tibet.

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恒河

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Mandarin héng hé / heng2 he2
Taiwan heng ho
Japanese hisaka ひさか
 tsunekawa つねかわ
 gouga / goga ごうが
 kouga / koga こうが
Chinese See: 恆河
Japanese (personal name) Hisaka; (surname) Tsunekawa; (place-name) Ganga; Ganges (river) (sa: Gannga); (place-name) Kouga
恒水; 恒伽 (竸伽, 殑伽, or 強伽) Gaṅgā, the river Ganges, 'said to drop from the centre of Śiva's ear into the Anavatapta lake' (Eitel), passing through an orifice called variously ox's mouth, lion's mouth, golden elephant's mouth, then round the lake and out to the ocean on the south-east.

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条蝦

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Japanese sujiebi すじえび
Japanese (kana only) lake prawn (Palaemon paucidens)

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條支


条支

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Mandarin tiáo zhī / tiao2 zhi1
Taiwan t`iao chih / tiao chih
Japanese Jōshi
The Tajiks anciently settled 'near the Sirikol lake'. Eitel.

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殊勝


殊胜

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Mandarin shū shèng / shu1 sheng4
Taiwan shu sheng
Japanese shushou / shusho しゅしょう
Japanese (noun or adjectival noun) admirable; laudable
Rare, extraordinary, surpassing, as the 殊勝殿 and 池 surpassing palace and lake of Indra.

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毬藻

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Japanese marimo まりも
 tamamo たまも
Japanese (kana only) marimo (variety of algae, Cladophora aegagropila); round green alga; Cladophora ball; lake ball; moss ball; (surname, female given name) Marimo; (personal name) Tamamo

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水心

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Japanese mizugokoro みずごころ
 suishin すいしん
Japanese (1) knowing how to swim; (2) returning a favor; middle of a body of water (e.g. a lake, a river)

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Title CharactersRomaji(Romanized Japanese)Various forms of Romanized Chinese
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Life is a Journey
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Listen
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Live Laugh Love
Live Strong
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Lost Soul
Lotus
Lotus Flower
Love
Love Always
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Love Binds Us Together
Love Eternal
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Mind Like Water
Miracle
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Monk
Monkey
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Mushin
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Mysterious
Namaste
Namo Amitabha Buddha
Never Give In

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