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This Chinese character, Japanese Kanji, and old Korean Hanja means lamp, light, or lantern.
This can also be the Japanese female given name Hikaru.
In Buddhist context, this is used to express the Sanskrit word, dīpa (same meaning of a lamp or lantern).
Below are some entries from our dictionary that may match your lamp lantern search...
If shown, 2nd row is Simp. Chinese
|Simple Dictionary Definition|
| dēng / deng1
tou / to とう
| lamp; light; lantern; CL:盞|盏[zhan3]
(out-dated kanji) (1) light; lamp; (suf,ctr) (2) counter for electric lights; (female given name) Hikaru; (female given name) Tomoshibi; (surname) Tou; (female given name) Akari; (female given name) Akashi
dīpa, a lamp, lantern; cf. 然燈 12.
More info / calligraphy:
Lamp / Lantern
| tiǎo dēng / tiao3 deng1
t`iao teng / tiao teng
| to light a lamp; to raise a lantern
| tí dēng / ti2 deng1
t`i teng / ti teng
chouchin / chochin ちょうちん
| a portable lamp
paper lantern; Chinese lantern; Japanese lantern
| dēng guāng / deng1 guang1
| (stage) lighting; light
The light of a lamp; lantern light; lamp light
| dēng zhǎn / deng1 zhan3
| lantern; uncovered oil lamp
| gyoutou / gyoto ぎょうとう
|| fixed paper-enclosed lantern; paper-covered wooden stand housing an (oil) lamp; (surname) Gyoutou
| yukutou / yukuto ゆくとう
|| (out-dated kanji) fixed paper-enclosed lantern; paper-covered wooden stand housing an (oil) lamp; (surname) Yukutou
| bonbori ぼんぼり
setsudou / setsudo せつどう
| (kana only) paper-covered lamp or lantern; snow cave; (given name) Setsudou
| mǎ dēng / ma3 deng1
| barn lantern; kerosene lamp
| kantera カンテラ
|| lantern (esp. handheld oil lamp) (dut: kandelaar); hurricane lamp
| andon;andou / andon;ando あんどん;あんどう
||fixed paper-enclosed lantern; paper-covered wooden stand housing an (oil) lamp|
The following table may be helpful for those studying Chinese or Japanese...
|Title||Characters||Romaji(Romanized Japanese)||Various forms of Romanized Chinese|
|tou / to||dēng / deng1 / deng||teng|
|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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