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Sanchi / Yamaji

China shān dì
Japan san chi / yama ji
Sanchi / Yamaji Vertical Wall Scroll

山地 means mountainous region, hilly area, or hilly country in Chinese, Japanese, and Korean.

山地 is also a Japanese surname that romanizes as Yamaji or Sanchi.


Note: This is not the only Japanese name that romanizes as Yamaji or Sanchi. Make sure this is the right one before you order.

Mountain

China shān
Japan yama
Mountain Vertical Wall Scroll

山 is the Chinese character, Japanese Kanji, and Korean Hanja for mountain.


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Characters

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Pronunciation
Romanization
Simple Dictionary Definition

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Mandarin shān / shan1
Taiwan shan
Japanese yama / やま    san;zan / さん;ざん
Mountain Vertical Wall Scroll
Chinese mountain; hill; anything that resembles a mountain; CL:座[zuo4]; bundled straw in which silkworms spin cocoons; gable; surname Shan
Japanese (n,ctr) (1) mountain; hill; (2) mine (e.g. coal mine); (3) heap; pile; (4) crown (of a hat); thread (of a screw); tread (of a tire); protruding part of an object; (5) climax; peak; critical point; (6) guess; speculation; (7) (used by policemen, crime reporters, etc.) criminal case; crime; (8) mountain climbing; mountaineering; (9) (See 山鉾) festival float (esp. one mounted with a decorative halberd); (10) {mahj} wall; wall tile; (11) (archaism) temple; temple grounds; (prefix noun) (12) wild; (suffix) (1) (after the name of a mountain) Mt.; Mount; (2) (after a temple's honorific mountain name) (See 山号) Mt.; Mount; (personal name) Yamamura; (personal name) Yamafuku; (surname) Yamataka; (personal name) Yamazumi; (personal name) Yamaji; (surname) Yamazaki; (surname) Yamasaki; (surname) Yamasa; (personal name) Yamakatsu; (surname) Yama; (surname) Noboru; (given name) Takashi; (surname) Taka; (surname) Sen; (place-name) San; (given name) Ganzan
A hill, mountain; a monastery.

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Mandarin guǐ / gui3
Taiwan kuei
Japanese oni(p);ki / おに(P);き
Mountain Vertical Wall Scroll
Chinese ghost; demon; terrible; damnable; clever; sly; crafty; (suffix for sb with a certain vice or addiction etc); one of the 28 constellations
Japanese (1) oni; ogre; demon; (2) (See 亡魂) spirit of a deceased person; (3) (おに only) ogre-like person (i.e. fierce, relentless, merciless, etc.); (4) (おに only) (See 鬼ごっこ・おにごっこ) it (in a game of tag, hide-and-seek, etc.); (5) (き only) {astron} (See 二十八宿,朱雀・すざく・2) Chinese "ghost" constellation (one of the 28 mansions); (prefix) (6) (おに only) (slang) (See 超・1) very; extremely; super-; (surname) Miniwa; (surname) Kisaragi; (surname) Oniyanagi; (personal name) Onikatsu; (surname) Oni
preta 薜荔多, departed, dead; a disembodied spirit, dead person, ghost; a demon, evil being; especially a 餓鬼 hungry ghost. They are of many kinds. The Fan-i ming i classifies them as poor, medium, and rich; each again thrice subdivided: (1) (a) with mouths like burning torches; (b) throats no bigger than needles; (c) vile breath, disgusting to themselves; (2) (a) needle-haired, self-piercing; (b) hair sharp and stinking; (c) having great wens on whose pus they must feed. (3) (a) living on the remains of sacrifices; (b) on leavings in general; (c) powerful ones, yakṣas, rākṣasas, piśācas, etc. All belong to the realm of Yama, whence they are sent everywhere, consequently are ubiquitous in every house, lane, market, mound, stream, tree, etc.

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.

天使

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Mandarin tiān shǐ / tian1 shi3
Taiwan t`ien shih / tien shih
Japanese tenshi / てんし
Mountain Vertical Wall Scroll
Chinese angel
Japanese (noun - becomes adjective with の) angel; (female given name) Yukari; (female given name) Tenshi; (personal name) Sora; (female given name) Enzeru; (female given name) Enju; (female given name) Enjeru; (female given name) Anju; (female given name) Anjeri-na; (female given name) Anji; (female given name) Amane; (female given name) Azumi
Divine messengers, especially those of Yama; also his 三天使 three messengers, or lictors— old age, sickness, death; and his 五天使 or 五大使, i. e. the last three together with rebirth and prisons or punishments on earth.

觀世音


观世音

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Mandarin guān shì yīn / guan1 shi4 yin1
Taiwan kuan shih yin
Japanese Kanzeon / かんぜおん
Chinese Guanyin, the Bodhisattva of Compassion or Goddess of Mercy (Sanskrit Avalokiteśvara)
Japanese (out-dated kanji) Avalokiteshvara (Bodhisattva); Avalokitesvara; Kannon; Kwannon; Guanyin; Buddhist deity of compassion
Regarder of the world's sounds, or cries, the so-called Goddess of Mercy; also known as 觀音; 觀世音善薩; 觀自在 (觀世自在); 觀尹; 光世音 (the last being the older form). Avalokiteśvara, v. 阿 8. Originally represented as a male, the images are now generally those of a female figure. The meaning of the term is in doubt; it is intp. as above, but the term 觀自在 (觀世自在) accords with the idea of Sovereign Regarder and is not associated with sounds or cries. Guanyin is one of the triad of Amida, is represented on his left, and is also represented as crowned with Amida; but there are as many as thirty-three different forms of Guanyin, sometimes with a bird, a vase, a willow wand, a pearl, a 'thousand' eyes and hands, etc., and, when as bestower of children, carrying a child. The island of Putuo (Potala) is the chief centre of Guanyin worship, where she is the protector of all in distress, especially of those who go to sea. There are many sūtras, etc., devoted to the cult, but its provenance and the date of its introduction to China are still in doubt. Chapter 25 of the Lotus Sūtra is devoted to Guanyin, and is the principal scripture of the cult; its date is uncertain. Guanyin is sometimes confounded with Amitābha and Maitreya. She is said to be the daughter of king Śubhavyūha 妙莊王, who had her killed by 'stifling because the sword of the executioner broke without hurting her. Her spirit went to hell; but hell changed into paradise. Yama sent her back to life to save his hell, when she was miraculously transported on a Lotus flower to the island of Poo-too'. Eitel.


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Mandarin yán / yan2
Taiwan yen
Japanese en / えん
Chinese Yama; gate of village; surname Yan
Japanese (surname) En
A gate, border-gate, hamlet, lane; translit. ya, ja; cf. 夜; 炎; 焰; 燄; 剡; 琰.

三山

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Mandarin sān shān / san1 shan1
Taiwan san shan
Japanese sanzan / さんざん
Chinese Sanshan district of Wuhu city 蕪湖市|芜湖市[Wu2 hu2 shi4], Anhui
Japanese (1) three mountains; (2) three shrines (of Kumano); (3) three kingdoms (of 14th- and 15th-century Okinawa); (place-name, surname) Miyama; (surname) Mitsuyama; (place-name) San'yama; (given name) Sanzan

兜夜

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Mandarin dōu yè / dou1 ye4
Taiwan tou yeh
Japanese To Ya
The Tuṣita and the Yama heavens.

冥衆


冥众

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Mandarin míng zhòng / ming2 zhong4
Taiwan ming chung
Japanese meishu
The invisible powers-Brahmā, Śakra, Yama; the spirits in general; invisible hosts

剡浮

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Mandarin shàn fú / shan4 fu2
Taiwan shan fu
Japanese enfu
Jambūdvīpa, and Yama, v. 閻.

四方

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Mandarin sì fāng / si4 fang1
Taiwan ssu fang
Japanese shihou(p);yomo;yohou / shiho(p);yomo;yoho / しほう(P);よも;よほう
Chinese four-way; four-sided; in all directions; everywhere
Japanese (1) the four cardinal directions; north, east, south and west; all directions; (2) (しほう, よほう only) surroundings; (3) (しほう only) many countries; the whole world; (4) (よも only) all around; here and there; (5) (しほう, よほう only) square; quadrilateral; four-sided figure; (6) four sides (of a square); (surname) Yomono; (surname) Yomokata; (surname) Yomo; (place-name) Yokata; (surname) Shihou; (surname) Shiho; (surname) Shikata
The four quarters of the compass; a square, square; the E. is ruled by Indra, S. by Yama, W. by Varuṇa, and N. by Vaiśramaṇa; the N. E. is ruled by 伊舍尼 Iśāna, S. E. by 護摩 Homa, S. W. by 涅哩底 Nirṛti, and the N. W. by 嚩瘐 Varuṇa; four directions

地藏

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Mandarin de cáng / de cang2
Taiwan te ts`ang / te tsang
Japanese jizou / jizo / じぞう
Chinese Kṣitigarbha, the Bodhisattva of the Great Vow (to save all souls before accepting Bodhi); also translated Earth Treasury, Earth Womb, or Earth Store Bodhisattva
Japanese (surname) Jizou
Ti-tsang, J. Jizō, Kṣitigarbha, 乞叉底蘗沙; Earth-store, Earth-treasury, or Earthwomb. One of the group of eight Dhvani- Bodhisattvas. With hints of a feminine origin, he is now the guardian of the earth. Though associated with Yama as overlord, and with the dead and the hells, his role is that of saviour. Depicted with the alarum staff with its six rings, he is accredited with power over the hells and is devoted to the saving of all creatures between the nirvana of Śākyamuni and the advent of Maitreya the fifth century he has been especially considered as the deliverer from the hells. His central place in China is at Chiu-hua-shan, forty li south-west of Ch'ing-yang in Anhui. In Japan he is also the protector of travellers by land and his image accordingly appears on the roads; bereaved parents put stones by his images to seek his aid in relieving the labours of their dead in the task of piling stones on the banks of the Buddhist Styx; he also helps women in labour. He is described as holding a place between the gods and men on the one hand and the hells on the other for saving all in distress; some say he is an incarnation of Yama. At dawn he sits immobile on the earth 地 and meditates on the myriads of its beings 藏. When represented as a monk, it may be through the influence of a Korean monk who is considered to be his incarnation, and who came to China in 653 and died in 728 at the age of 99 after residing at Chiu-hua-shan for seventy-five years: his body, not decaying, is said to have been gilded over and became an object of worship. Many have confused 眞羅 part of Korea with 暹羅 Siam. There are other developments of Ti-tsang, such as the 六地藏 Six Ti-tsang, i. e. severally converting or transforming those in the hells, pretas, animals, asuras, men, and the devas; these six Ti-tsang have different images and symbols. Ti-tsang has also six messengers 六使者: Yama for transforming those in hell; the pearl-holder for pretas; the strong one or animals; the devīof mercy for asuras; the devī of the treasure for human beings; one who has charge of the heavens for the devas. There is also the 延命地藏 Yanming Ti-tsang, who controls length of days and who is approached, as also may be P'u-hsien, for that Purpose; his two assistants are the Supervisors of good and evil 掌善 and 掌惡. Under another form, as 勝軍地藏 Ti-tsang is chiefly associated with the esoteric cult. The benefits derived from his worship are many, some say ten, others say twenty-eight. His vows are contained in the 地藏菩薩本願經. There is also the 大乘大集地藏十電經 tr. by Xuanzang in 10 juan in the seventh century, which probably influenced the spread of the Ti-tsang cult.

夜摩

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Mandarin yè mó / ye4 mo2
Taiwan yeh mo
Japanese yama
Yama, 'originally the Aryan god of the dead, living in a heaven above the world, the regent of the South; but Brahminism transferred his abode to hell. Both views have been retained by Buddhism.' Eitel. Yama in Indian mythology is ruler over the dead and judge in the hells, is 'grim in aspect, green in colour, clothed in red, riding on a buffalo, and holding a club in one hand and noose in the other': he has two four-eyed watch-dogs. M. W. The usual form is 閻摩 q. v; (Skt. yama)

寒山

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Mandarin hán shān / han2 shan1
Taiwan han shan
Japanese kanyama / かんやま    kanzan / かんざん
Japanese (surname) Kan'yama; (person) Hanshan (Tang-era Chinese monk)
This term is used in Buddhism, but due to a licensing issue, we cannot show the definition

御山

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Japanese miyama / みやま    onyama / おんやま    oyama / おやま Japanese (honorific or respectful language) (polite language) (familiar language) mountain; (surname) Miyama; (place-name) On'yama; (place-name) Oyama

文山

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Mandarin wén shān / wen2 shan1
Taiwan wen shan
Japanese bunyama / ぶんやま    bunzan / ぶんざん    fumiyama / ふみやま
Chinese Wenshan county in Wenshan Zhuang and Miao autonomous prefecture 文山壯族苗族自治州|文山壮族苗族自治州[Wen2 shan1 Zhuang4 zu2 Miao2 zu2 zi4 zhi4 zhou1], Yunnan; Wenshan district of Taipei City 臺北市|台北市[Tai2 bei3 shi4], Taiwan
Japanese (surname) Bun'yama; (given name) Bunzan; (surname) Fumiyama

新山

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Mandarin xīn shān / xin1 shan1
Taiwan hsin shan
Japanese niiyama / niyama / にやま    shinyama / にいやま    shinzan / しんやま    arayama / しんざん
Chinese Johor Bahru (city in Malaysia)
Japanese (place-name) Niyama; (place-name, surname) Niiyama; (place-name, surname) Shin'yama; (place-name, surname) Shinzan; (place-name, surname) Arayama

明冥

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Mandarin míng míng / ming2 ming2
Taiwan ming ming
Japanese myōmyō
The (powers of) light and darkness, the devas and Yama, gods and demons, also the visible and invisible.

晋山

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Japanese shinzan / しんざん Japanese taking up a new position as chief priest of a Buddhist temple; (surname) Shin'yama

普王

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Mandarin pǔ wáng / pu3 wang2
Taiwan p`u wang / pu wang
Japanese fuō
Universal king, title of Yama when he has expiated all his sins.

本山

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Mandarin běn shān / ben3 shan1
Taiwan pen shan
Japanese honzan / ほんざん
Japanese head temple; this temple; (place-name, surname) Motoyama; (place-name, surname) Hon'yama; (personal name) Honzan
Native hill; a monk's original or proper monastery; this (or that) monastery; also 本寺; head temple

死王

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Mandarin sǐ wáng / si3 wang2
Taiwan ssu wang
Japanese shiō
Yama, 焰魔 as lord of death and hell.

琰魔

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Mandarin yǎn mó / yan3 mo2
Taiwan yen mo
Japanese Enma
Yama, the lord of Hades; v. 夜.

盤山


盘山

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Mandarin pán shān / pan2 shan1
Taiwan p`an shan / pan shan
Japanese banyama / ばんやま    hanyama / はんやま    iwayama / いわやま
Chinese going around a mountain; Panshan county in Panjin 盤錦|盘锦, Liaoning
Japanese (surname) Ban'yama; (surname) Han'yama; (surname) Iwayama

神山

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Mandarin shén shān / shen2 shan1
Taiwan shen shan
Japanese jinyama / じんやま    shinzan / しんざん    kouyama / koyama / こやま    kamiyama / こうやま    kaminoyama / かみやま    kanayama / かみのやま    omiyama / かなやま
Chinese sacred mountain
Japanese (place-name, surname) Jin'yama; (place-name) Shinzan; (place-name) Koyama; (place-name, surname) Kouyama; (place-name, surname) Kamiyama; (surname) Kaminoyama; (surname) Kanayama; (personal name) Omiyama

端山

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Japanese hayama / はやま Japanese foothill; end section of a mountain range; (surname) Mizuyama; (surname) Batayama; (surname) Hayama; (place-name) Habayama; (surname) Hatayama; (surname) Hasuyama; (surname) Hashiyama; (surname) Tan'yama; (given name) Tanzan

群山

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Mandarin qún shān / qun2 shan1
Taiwan ch`ün shan / chün shan
Japanese gunzan;murayama / ぐんざん;むらやま
Chinese mountains; a range of hills
Japanese mountain range; cluster of mountains; mountainous region; (surname) Mureyama; (surname) Murayama; (surname) Gun'yama; (given name) Gunzan

迦奢

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Mandarin jiā shē / jia1 she1
Taiwan chia she
Japanese kasha
kāśa, a species of grass, used for mats, thatch, etc.; personified as one of Yama's attendants. M. W. Eitel says a broom made of it and used by Śākyamuni 'is still an object of worship'; splendor

連山

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Mandarin lián shān / lian2 shan1
Taiwan lien shan
Japanese renzan / れんざん
Chinese Lianshan district of Huludao city 葫蘆島市|葫芦岛市, Liaoning
Japanese (1) mountain range; (2) Lian Shan (Xia period method of Chinese divination); (surname) Ren'yama; (given name) Renzan; (surname) Tsureyama

遠山

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Japanese enzan(p);tooyama / えんざん(P);とおやま Japanese distant mountain; (surname) Yama; (place-name, surname) Tooyama; (surname) Touyama; (given name) Enzan

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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
Sanchi
Yamaji
山地san chi / yama ji
sanchi / yamaji
shān dì / shan1 di4 / shan di / shandishan ti / shanti
Mountainyamashān / shan1 / shan



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