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There are 57 total results for your Abbot search.

Characters Pronunciation
Simple Dictionary Definition


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 sanzen / さんぜん (noun/participle) Zen meditation; meditative consultation with the head abbot


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 abotto / アボット
(personal name) Abbot; Abbott


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fāng zhang / fang1 zhang5
fang chang
 houjou / hojo / ほうじょう
square zhang (i.e. unit of area 10 feet square); monastic room 10 feet square; Buddhist or Daoist abbot; abbot's chamber
(1) (See 丈・じょう・1) square jō (approx. 10 sq feet); (2) {Buddh} abbot's chamber; (3) chief priest; (p,s,g) Houjou
An abbot, 寺主 head of a monastery; the term is said to arise from the ten-foot cubic dwelling in which 維摩 Vimalakirti lived, but here seems to be no Sanskrit equivalent; front room of a monastery



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dà xiū dào yuàn zhǎng / da4 xiu1 dao4 yuan4 zhang3
ta hsiu tao yüan chang
 daishuudouinchou / daishudoincho / だいしゅうどういんちょう
abbot; archimandrite



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sān gāng / san1 gang1
san kang
 sangou / sango / さんごう
{Buddh} three monastic positions with management roles at a temple; (given name) Sankou
The three bonds, i.e. directors of a monastery: (a) 上座 sthavira, elder, president; (b) 寺主vihārasvāmin, v. 毘 the abbot who directs the temporal affairs; (c) 維那 karmadāna, v. 羯 who directs the monks. Another meaning: (a) 上座; (b) 維那; (c) 典座 vihārapāla, v. 毘director of worship. The three vary in different countries; three cords


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shàng zuò / shang4 zuo4
shang tso
 kamiza;jouza / kamiza;joza / かみざ;じょうざ
seat of honor
(n,vs,adj-no) chief seat; seat of honor; seat of honour; head of the table; (place-name) Jouza
Sthavira; or Mahāsthavira. Old man, or elder; head monk, president, or abbot; the first Buddhist fathers; a title of Mahākāśyapa; also of monks of twenty to forty-nine years standing, as 中座 are from ten to nineteen and 下座 under ten. The 釋氏要覽 divides presiding elders into four classes, those presiding over monasteries, over assemblies of monks, over sects, and laymen presiding over feasts to monks; ecclesiastical officials


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shàng shǒu / shang4 shou3
shang shou
 jouzu(p);joute(ok);joushu(ok) / jozu(p);jote(ok);joshu(ok) / じょうず(P);じょうて(ok);じょうしゅ(ok)
to obtain; to master; overhand (serve etc); seat of honor
(noun or adjectival noun) (1) (ant: 下手・へた・1) skillful; skilled; proficient; good (at); adept; clever; (2) flattery; (place-name) Nobote


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shàng fāng / shang4 fang1
shang fang
 jouhou / joho / じょうほう
upper part; upper region; (place-name, surname) Kamigata
上手 An abbot 上方 originally meant a mountain monastery.


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xià bàng / xia4 bang4
hsia pang
To lay on the cudgel, beat; syn. for the 德山 Te Shan monastery, whose Chan sect abbot instilled intelligence with his staff; hitting novices with a stick


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zhǔ shǒu / zhu3 shou3
chu shou
The 監寺 or abbot of a monastery.


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zhù chí / zhu4 chi2
chu ch`ih / chu chih
 juuji / juji / じゅうじ
to administer a monastery Buddhist or Daoist; abbot; head monk
(noun/participle) chief priest of temple
To dwell and control; the abbot of a monastery; resident superintendent; to maintain, or firmly hold to (faith in the Buddha, etc.). For住持身 v. 佛具十身.



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zhù zhí / zhu4 zhi2
chu chih
 juushoku / jushoku / じゅうしょく
(noun/participle) chief priest (of a Buddhist temple)



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zuò sān / zuo4 san1
tso san
The evening meditation at a monastery (preceding instruction by the abbot); sitting meditation before the evening sermon



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táng tóu / tang2 tou2
t`ang t`ou / tang tou
 dō chō
The head of the hall, the abbot of a monastery; chief monk


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shì zhōng / shi4 zhong1
shih chung
 shitsuchū / むろなか
(surname) Muronaka
inside the abbot's room; inside the abbot's room



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qǐn táng / qin3 tang2
ch`in t`ang / chin tang
A dormitory; abbot's private quarters


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zuò zhǔ / zuo4 zhu3
tso chu
 zasu / ざす
temple's head priest; (surname) Zasu
上座; 首座; 座元 A chairman, president; the head of the monks; an abbot; prelate


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xīn mìng / xin1 ming4
hsin ming
new abbot; new abbot


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bǎi zhàng / bai3 zhang4
pai chang
A hundred fathoms of 10 feet each, 1, 0O0 feet; the name of a noted Tang abbot of百杖山 Baizhangshan, the monastery of this name in 洪州 Hongzhou.


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zhī shì / zhi1 shi4
chih shih
 chiji / ちじ
(noun - becomes adjective with の) prefectural governor
To know affairs. The karmadāna, or director of affairs in a monastery, next below the abbot; officer


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hé shān / he2 shan1
ho shan
 Kazan / のぎやま
(surname) Nogiyama
Ho-Shan, a monastery in 吉州 Chi-chou, and its abbot who died A. D. 960; Heshan


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 kanchou / kancho / かんちょう superintendent priest; chief abbot; (surname) Suganaga



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hóng yī / hong2 yi1
hung i
 kue / べりい
(female given name) Berii
abbot's robe; abbot's robe


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xíng zhě / xing2 zhe3
hsing che
 gyouja / gyoja / ぎょうじゃ
pedestrian; walker; itinerant monk
ascetic; pilgrim; devotee; (surname) Gyouja
An abbot's attendant; also ācārin, performing the duties of a disciple; practitioner


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xī xù / xi1 xu4
hsi hsü
 seijo / sejo / せいじょ
{Buddh} memorial rite involving the western sanctum
西班 The western group, i.e. teaching monks stood on the west of the abbot, while those engaged in practical affairs stood on the east; this was in imitation of the Court practice in regard to civil and military officials.



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guàn zhǔ / guan4 zhu3
kuan chu
 kanzu / かんじゅ
chief abbot (of a Buddhist temple)



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guàn dǐng / guan4 ding3
kuan ting
chief abbot; chief abbot



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guàn shǒu / guan4 shou3
kuan shou
 kansu / かんじゅ
chief abbot (of a Buddhist temple)
貫頂 A superintendent, head; chief abbot



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zhǎng lǎo / zhang3 lao3
chang lao
 chourou / choro / ちょうろう
elder; term of respect for a Buddhist monk
(noun - becomes adjective with の) (1) elder; senior; (2) {Buddh} senior monk; (3) dean; presbyter; patriarch; (surname) Nagao
Senior, venerable, title for aged and virtuous monks; also an abbot.


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yuàn zhǔ / yuan4 zhu3
yüan chu
 inju / いんじゅ
head of a temple; (place-name) Enzu
The abbot of a monastery.


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yuàn mù / yuan4 mu4
yüan mu
abbot (Christian)



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huáng bò / huang2 bo4
huang po
Amur cork tree (Phellodendron amurense); cork-tree bark (Chinese medicine)
Huangbo, Phallodendron amurense, a tree which gave its name to a monastery in Fujian, and to a sect founded by 希運 Xiyun, its noted abbot of the Tang dynasty.



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zhù chí zhí / zhu4 chi2 zhi2
chu ch`ih chih / chu chih chih


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 shuuinchou / shuincho / しゅういんちょう prelate; prior; abbot



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nèi fāng zhàng / nei4 fang1 zhang4
nei fang chang
 uchi hōjō
inner abbot's quarters; inner abbot's quarters



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chī qì luó / chi1 qi4 luo2
ch`ih ch`i lo / chih chi lo
khakkhara, a beggar's staff; an abbot's staff.


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dà hé shàng / da4 he2 shang4
ta ho shang
 dai oshō
Great monk, senior monk, abbot ; a monk of great virtue and old age. Buddhoṣingha, (Fotu cheng 佛圖澄), who came to China A.D. 310, was so styled by his Chinese disciple 石子龍 Shizi long; great venerable


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dà dì zǐ / da4 di4 zi3
ta ti tzu
 dai daishi
sthavira, a chief disciple, the Fathers of the Buddhist church; an elder; an abbot; a priest licensed to preach and become an abbot; also 上坐.


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dà xiāng kàn / da4 xiang1 kan4
ta hsiang k`an / ta hsiang kan
 dai shōken
The reception by an abbot of all his monks on the first day of the tenth moon; great reception


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ào fāng zhàng / ao4 fang1 zhang4
ao fang chang
 oku hōjō
inner abbot's quarters; inner abbot's quarters


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fāng zhàng shì / fang1 zhang4 shi4
fang chang shih
 hōjō shitsu
abbot's quarters; abbot's quarters


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fāng zhàng bǎn / fang1 zhang4 ban3
fang chang pan
 hōjō ban
sounding board at the abbot's office; sounding board at the abbot's office


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fú fāng zhàng / fu2 fang1 zhang4
fu fang chang
assistant abbot; assistant abbot


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lǎo hé shàng / lao3 he2 shang4
lao ho shang
retired abbot; retired abbot


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biǎo fāng zhàng / biao3 fang1 zhang4
piao fang chang
 omote hōjō
outer abbot's quarters; outer abbot's quarters


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shǒu zuò bǎn / shou3 zuo4 ban3
shou tso pan
seat of the abbot, or head monk, in the monk's hall; seat of the abbot, or head monk, in the monk's hall



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sān guī shòu fǎ / san1 gui1 shou4 fa3
san kuei shou fa
 sanki juhō
The receiving of the Law, or admission of a lay disciple, after recantation of his previous wrong belief and sincere repetition to the abbot or monk of the three refuges 三歸; receiving the dharma of the three refuges


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dài lǐ fāng zhàng / dai4 li3 fang1 zhang4
tai li fang chang
 dairi hōjō
deputy abbot; deputy abbot


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 shuudouinchou / shudoincho / しゅうどういんちょう head of a monastic institution; abbot; prior; abbess; prioress; mother superior


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xīn mìng zhù chí / xin1 ming4 zhu4 chi2
hsin ming chu ch`ih / hsin ming chu chih
 shinmyō jūji
new abbot; new abbot


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xīn mìng hé shàng / xin1 ming4 he2 shang4
hsin ming ho shang
 shinmei oshō
new abbot; new abbot



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hù lǐ fāng zhàng / hu4 li3 fang1 zhang4
hu li fang chang
 gori hōjō
deputy abbot; deputy abbot


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tuì jū hé shàng / tui4 ju1 he2 shang4
t`ui chü ho shang / tui chü ho shang
 taikyo washō
retired abbot; retired abbot


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 tobasoujou / tobasojo / とばそうじょう (person) Toba Soujou (Abbot of Toba, painter of the 11th century)


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yī bái sān jié mó / yi1 bai2 san1 jie2 mo2
i pai san chieh mo
 ichibyaku san konma
One announcement, or reading, and three responses, or promises of performance (karman); it is the mode of ordaining monks, three responses to the one call of the abbot; an announcement or reading, and three responses, or promises of performance (karman)



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nán xiū dào yuàn zhǎng / nan2 xiu1 dao4 yuan4 zhang3
nan hsiu tao yüan chang


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 kanju;kanshu / かんじゅ;かんしゅ chief abbot (of a Buddhist temple)

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