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Simple Dictionary Definition

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chá
    cha2
ch`a
    cha
 cha
    ちゃ
 Scroll
tea; tea plant; CL:杯[bei1],壺|壶[hu2]
(1) (See お茶・1) tea; (2) tea plant (Camellia sinensis); (3) (See 茶道) tea preparation; making tea; (4) (abbreviation) (See 茶色) brown; (noun or adjectival noun) (5) (archaism) (See 茶化す) mockery; (surname, given name) Cha
Tea; tea-leaves; translit. ja, jha.


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luò
    luo4
lo
 raku
    らく
 Scroll
camel; white horse with a black mane (archaic)
(surname) Raku

三寶


三宝

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sān bǎo
    san1 bao3
san pao
 sanbō
    さんぼう
 Scroll
the Three Precious Treasures of Buddhism, namely: the Buddha 佛, the Dharma 法 (his teaching), and the Sangha 僧 (his monastic order)
(surname) Sanbou
three treasures

四季

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sì jì
    si4 ji4
ssu chi
 shiki
    しき
 Scroll
four seasons, namely: spring 春[chun1], summer 夏[xia4], autumn 秋[qiu1] and winter 冬[dong1]
the four seasons; (female given name) Yomogi

麒麟

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qí lín
    qi2 lin2
ch`i lin
    chi lin
 kirin
    きりん
 Scroll
qilin (mythical Chinese animal); kylin; Chinese unicorn; commonly mistranslated as giraffe
(1) (kana only) giraffe (Giraffa camelopardalis); (2) qilin (Chinese unicorn); (3) Kirin (brand of beer); (surname, female given name) Kirin
Male and female unicorns; the qilin in general; male and female unicorns

フラン

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 furan
    フラン
 Scroll
(1) franc (currency) (fre:); (2) {food} flan; open pastry containing custard (or fruit, cheese, etc.); (3) {food} flan; crème caramel; caramel custard; (4) {chem} furan; (personal name) Fran; Hulan

カメリア

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 kameria
    カメリア
 Scroll
camellia (lat:); (personal name) Camelia

カラメル

see styles
 karameru
    カラメル
 Scroll
caramel (browned sugar used as flavouring) (fre:)

カルメラ

see styles
 karumera
    カルメラ
 Scroll
honeycomb toffee (por: caramelo); sponge toffee; foam candy from heated brown sugar mixed with baking soda; (personal name) Carmela

五福臨門


五福临门

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wǔ fú lín mén
    wu3 fu2 lin2 men2
wu fu lin men
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lit. (may the) five blessings descend upon this home (namely: longevity, wealth, health, virtue, and a natural death); (an auspicious saying for the Lunar New Year)

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    ji2
chi
 soku
    そく
namely; that is; i.e.; prompt; at once; at present; even if; prompted (by the occasion); to approach; to come into contact; to assume (office); to draw near
(adv,pref) (1) instantly; immediately; at once; (conjunction) (2) (usu. in negative sentence) equals; means; is; (3) {Buddh} oneness (of two opposing things); inseparability; (given name) Chikashi

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fēng
    feng1
feng
 
    みねざき
(of a mountain) high and tapered peak or summit; mountain-like in appearance; highest level; classifier for camels
(1) peak; summit; ridge; top; (2) back of a blade; (surname) Minezaki
peak

see styles

    yi2
i
shadbush or shadberry (genus Amelanchier); name for a stable during the Han Dynasty

see styles
suō
    suo1
so
horse chestnut; Stewartia pseudocamellia (botany)

椿

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chūn
    chun1
ch`un
    chun
 tsubakizaki
    つばきざき
Chinese toon (Toona sinensis); tree of heaven (Ailanthus altissima); (literary metaphor) father
(kana only) common camellia; Camellia japonica; (surname) Tsubakizaki


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jiǎ
    jia3
chia
Catalpa, a genus of mostly deciduous trees; old term for Camellia sinensis, the tea plant 茶; also called Thea sinensis; small evergreen shrub (Mallotus japonicus)


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    fa4
fa
enamel ware; cloisonne ware

see styles
bàn
    ban4
pan
 han
    べん
petal; segment; clove (of garlic); piece; section; fragment; valve; lamella; classifier for pieces, segments etc
(out-dated kanji) (1) petal; (noun - becomes adjective with の) (2) valve
A section, or division (of a melon); a section

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xiàng
    xiang4
hsiang
 sou / so
    そう
appearance; portrait; picture; government minister; (physics) phase; (literary) to appraise (esp. by scrutinizing physical features); to read sb's fortune (by physiognomy, palmistry etc)
(1) appearance; look; countenance; (2) (See 女難の相) a 'seeming' that fortune-tellers relate to one's fortune; (3) {ling} aspect; (4) {physics} phase (e.g. solid, liquid and gaseous); (given name) Tasuku
lakṣana 攞乞尖拏. Also, nimitta. A 'distinctive mark, sign', 'indication, characteristic', 'designation'. M. W. External appearance; the appearance of things; form; a phenomenon 有爲法 in the sense of appearance; mutual; to regard. The four forms taken by every phenomenon are 生住異滅 rise, stay, change, cease, i. e. birth, life, old age, death. The Huayan school has a sixfold division of form, namely, whole and parts, together and separate, integrate and disintegrate. A Buddha or Cakravartī is recognized by his thirty-two lakṣana , i. e. his thirty-two characteristic physiological marks.

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shù
    shu4
shu
coarse clothing of camel's hair

see styles

    bi4
pi
 hida; hida
    ひだ; ヒダ
creases; folds or pleats in a garment
(1) (kana only) fold; pleat; gathers; tuck; (2) (kana only) folds (e.g. of a mountain); crease; (3) (kana only) (hidden) detail; nuance; shade; wrinkle (e.g. in logic); (4) (kana only) lamella; gill (of a mushroom)


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tiǎn
    tian3
t`ien
    tien
shameful; shameless


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zhé
    zhe2
che
 chō
    すなわち
then; at once; always; (archaic) luggage rack on a chariot
(adv,conj) (kana only) that is; namely; i.e.
therefore

see styles
yòu
    you4
yu
 yuu / yu
    ゆう
glaze (of porcelain)
glaze; overglaze; enamel; (given name) Yuu

see styles
tuō
    tuo1
t`o
    to
camel; Taiwan pr. [luo4]


see styles
tuó
    tuo2
t`o
    to
hump or hunchbacked; camel

七事

see styles
qī shì
    qi1 shi4
ch`i shih
    chi shih
 shichiji
    しちじ
the Seven Duties of a sovereign, namely: offering sacrifice 祭祀, giving audience 朝覲|朝觐, administering jointly 會同|会同, receiving guests 賓客|宾客, running army 軍旅|军旅, attending to farm work 田役, mourning ceremonial 喪荒|丧荒
(abbreviation) (See 七事式・しちじしき) seven tea ceremony procedures of the Senke school

七情

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qī qíng
    qi1 qing2
ch`i ch`ing
    chi ching
 shichijou / shichijo
    しちじょう
seven emotional states; seven affects of traditional Chinese medical theory and therapy, namely: joy 喜[xi3], anger 怒[nu4], anxiety 憂|忧[you1], thought 思[si1], grief 悲[bei1], fear 恐[kong3], fright 驚|惊[jing1]; seven relations
(1) seven emotions (in The Book of Rites: joy, anger, sorrow, fear, love, hate, desire); seven emotions (in Buddhism: joy, anger, sorrow, pleasure, love, hate, desire); (2) seven effects (of a traditional Chinese medicine); (surname) Shichijou
The seven emotions : pleasure, anger, sorrow, joy, love, hate, desire.

万作

see styles
 mansaku
    まんさく
witch hazel; hamamelis mollis; hamamelis japonica; (given name) Mansaku

三伏

see styles
sān fú
    san1 fu2
san fu
 mifushi
    みふし
three periods forming the hottest periods of summer, from mid-July to mid-August, namely: 初伏 (mid-July), 中伏 (late July to early August), 末伏 (mid-August)
(place-name) Mifushi

三圍


三围

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sān wéi
    san1 wei2
san wei
BWH, abbr. for a woman's three measurements, namely: bust 胸圍|胸围[xiong1 wei2], waist 腰圍|腰围[yao1 wei2] and hip 臀圍|臀围[tun2 wei2]

三峽


三峡

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sān xiá
    san1 xia2
san hsia
Three Gorges on the Chang Jiang or Yangtze, namely: Qutang Gorge 瞿塘峽|瞿塘峡[Qu2 tang2 Xia2], Wuxia Gorge 巫峽|巫峡[Wu1 Xia2] and Xiling Gorge 西陵峽|西陵峡[Xi1 ling2 Xia2]; Sanxia or Sanhsia town in New Taipei City 新北市[Xin1 bei3 shi4], Taiwan

三廢


三废

see styles
sān fèi
    san1 fei4
san fei
three types of waste product, namely: waste water 廢水|废水[fei4 shui3], exhaust gas 廢氣|废气[fei4 qi4], industrial slag 廢渣|废渣[fei4 zha1]

上薬

see styles
 uwagusuri
    うわぐすり
glaze; overglaze; enamel

上釉

see styles
 uwagusuri
    うわぐすり
glaze; overglaze; enamel

中層


中层

see styles
zhōng céng
    zhong1 ceng2
chung ts`eng
    chung tseng
 chuusou / chuso
    ちゅうそう
middle-ranking
(1) middle part; medium depth (water); medium layer; middle lamella; (can be adjective with の) (2) medium-size; mid-level; medium-rise (building)

乃ち

see styles
 sunawachi
    すなわち
(adv,conj) (kana only) that is; namely; i.e.

五味

see styles
wǔ wèi
    wu3 wei4
wu wei
 gomi
    ごみ
the five flavors, namely: sweet 甜, sour 酸, bitter 苦, spicy hot 辣, salty 鹹|咸; all kinds of flavors
(1) five flavors (sweet, salty, spicy, sour, bitter); five palates; five tastes; (2) {Buddh} (See 五時教) five flavors (milk at various stages of making ghee: fresh milk, cream, curdled milk, butter, and ghee); the five periods of the Buddha's teachings; (place-name, surname) Gomi
five flavors

五嶺


五岭

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wǔ lǐng
    wu3 ling3
wu ling
the five ranges separating Hunan and Jiangxi from south China, esp. Guangdong and Guangxi, namely: Dayu 大庾嶺|大庾岭[Da4 yu3 ling3], Dupang 都龐嶺|都庞岭[Du1 pang2 ling3], Qitian 騎田嶺|骑田岭[Qi2 tian2 ling3], Mengzhu 萌渚嶺|萌渚岭[Meng2 zhu3 ling3] and Yuecheng 越城嶺|越城岭[Yue4 cheng2 ling3]

五嶽


五岳

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wǔ yuè
    wu3 yue4
wu yüeh
Five Sacred Mountains of the Daoists, namely: Mt Tai 泰山[Tai4 Shan1] in Shandong, Mt Hua 華山|华山[Hua4 Shan1] in Shaanxi, Mt Heng 衡山[Heng2 Shan1] in Hunan, Mt Heng 恆山|恒山[Heng2 Shan1] in Shanxi, Mt Song 嵩山[Song1 Shan1] in Henan

五常

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wǔ cháng
    wu3 chang2
wu ch`ang
    wu chang
 gojou / gojo
    ごじょう
five constant virtues of Confucianism, namely: benevolence 仁, righteousness 義|义, propriety 禮|礼, wisdom 智 and fidelity 信; five cardinal relationships of Confucianism (between ruler and subject, father and son, husband and wife, brothers, friends); five phases of Chinese philosophy: water 水, fire 火, wood 木, metal 金, earth 土
the five cardinal Confucian virtues (justice, politeness, wisdom, fidelity and benevolence); (place-name) Gojou
five constant [virtues]

五星

see styles
wǔ xīng
    wu3 xing1
wu hsing
 goshō
    ごせい
the five visible planets, namely: Mercury 水星, Venus 金星, Mars 火星, Jupiter 木星, Saturn 土星
(personal name) Gosei
The five planets, Jupiter, Mars, Saturn, Venus, and Mercury; also 五執.

五涼


五凉

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wǔ liáng
    wu3 liang2
wu liang
the five Liang of the Sixteen Kingdoms, namely: Former Liang 前涼|前凉 (314-376), Later Liang 後涼|后凉 (386-403), Northern Liang 北涼|北凉 (398-439), Southern Liang 南涼[Nan2 Liang2] (397-414), Western Liang 西涼|西凉 (400-421)

五經


五经

see styles
wǔ jīng
    wu3 jing1
wu ching
 go kyō
the Five Classics of Confucianism, namely: the Book of Songs 詩經|诗经[Shi1 jing1], the Book of History 書經|书经[Shu1 jing1], the Classic of Rites 禮記|礼记[Li3 ji4], the Book of Changes 易經|易经[Yi4 jing1], and the Spring and Autumn Annals 春秋[Chun1 qiu1]
five [Chinese] classics

五胡

see styles
wǔ hú
    wu3 hu2
wu hu
 goko
    ごこ
Five non-Han people, namely: Huns or Xiongnu 匈奴[Xiong1 nu2], Xianbei 鮮卑|鲜卑[Xian1 bei1], Jie 羯[Jie2], Di 氐[Di1], Qiang 羌[Qiang1], esp. in connection with the Sixteen Kingdoms 304-439 五胡十六國|五胡十六国[Wu3 hu2 Shi2 liu4 guo2]
Wu Hu (five tribes that migrated into China in 300-500 CE: Xiongnu, Jie, Xianbei, Di, Qiang)

五臟


五脏

see styles
wǔ zàng
    wu3 zang4
wu tsang
 gōzō
five viscera of TCM, namely: heart 心[xin1], liver 肝[gan1], spleen 脾[pi2], lungs 肺[fei4] and kidneys 腎|肾[shen4]
five viscera

五音

see styles
wǔ yīn
    wu3 yin1
wu yin
 goin; goon
    ごいん; ごおん
five notes of pentatonic scale, roughly do, re, mi, sol, la; five classes of initial consonants of Chinese phonetics, namely: 喉音[hou2 yin1], 牙音[ya2 yin1], 舌音[she2 yin1], 齒音|齿音[chi3 yin1], 唇音[chun2 yin1]
pentatonic scale; (female given name) Itsune
The five musical tones, or pentatonic scale— do, re, mi, sol, la; also 五聲; 五調子; five tones

亦即

see styles
yì jí
    yi4 ji2
i chi
namely; that is

光漆

see styles
guāng qī
    guang1 qi1
kuang ch`i
    kuang chi
enamel

八沖


八冲

see styles
bā chōng
    ba1 chong1
pa ch`ung
    pa chung
eight surges (a group of eight acupoints in Chinese acupuncture, namely PC-9, TB-1, HT-9 and LV-3, bilaterally)

六書


六书

see styles
liù shū
    liu4 shu1
liu shu
 rikusho; rikisho; rokusho
    りくしょ; りきしょ; ろくしょ
Six Methods of forming Chinese characters, according to Han dictionary Shuowen 說文|说文 - namely, two primary methods: 象形 (pictogram), 指事 (ideogram), two compound methods: 會意|会意 (combined ideogram), 形聲|形声 (ideogram plus phonetic), and two transfer methods: 假借 (loan), 轉注|转注 (transfer)
(1) (りくしょ, りきしょ only) the six classes of (kanji) characters; (2) Hexateuch (first six books of the Hebrew Bible)

六淫

see styles
liù yín
    liu4 yin2
liu yin
 rokuin
    ろくいん
(TCM) six excesses causing illness, namely: excessive wind 風|风[feng1], cold 寒[han2], heat 暑[shu3], damp 濕|湿[shi1], dryness 燥[zao4], fire 火[huo3]
six external causes of illness in traditional Chinese medicine (wind, cold, fire-heat, dampness, dryness, heat of summer)

六畜

see styles
liù chù
    liu4 chu4
liu ch`u
    liu chu
 rokuchiku
six domestic animals, namely: pig, cow, sheep, horse, chicken and dog
The six animals likened to the six organs 六根, v. 六衆生.

六經


六经

see styles
liù jīng
    liu4 jing1
liu ching
 roku kyō
Six Classics, namely: Book of Songs 詩經|诗经[Shi1 jing1], Book of History 尚書|尚书[Shang4 shu1], Book of Rites 儀禮|仪礼[Yi2 li3], the lost Book of Music 樂經|乐经[Yue4 jing1], Book of Changes 易經|易经[Yi4 jing1], Spring and Autumn Annals 春秋[Chun1 qiu1]
six scriptures

六腑

see styles
liù fǔ
    liu4 fu3
liu fu
 roppu
    ろっぷ
(TCM) six bowels (hollow organs), namely: gall bladder 膽|胆[dan3], stomach 胃[wei4], large intestine 大腸|大肠[da4 chang2], small intestine 小腸|小肠[xiao3 chang2], triple heater 三焦[san1 jiao1], bladder 膀胱[pang2 guang1]
the six internal organs (large intestine, small intestine, gallbladder, stomach, san jiao, urinary bladder)

六藝


六艺

see styles
liù yì
    liu4 yi4
liu i
the Confucian Six Arts, namely: rites or etiquette 禮|礼[li3] (禮儀|礼仪[li3 yi2]), music 樂|乐[yue3] (音樂|音乐[yin1 yue4]), archery 射[she4] (射箭[she4 jian4]), charioteering 御[yu4] (駕車|驾车[jia4 che1]), calligraphy or literacy 書|书[shu1] (識字|识字[shi2 zi4]), mathematics or reckoning 數|数[shu4] (計算|计算[ji4 suan4]); another name for the Six Classics 六經|六经[Liu4 jing1]

六親


六亲

see styles
liù qīn
    liu4 qin1
liu ch`in
    liu chin
 rokushin
    ろくしん
six close relatives, namely: father 父[fu4], mother 母[mu3], older brothers 兄[xiong1], younger brothers 弟[di4], wife 妻[qi1], male children 子[zi3]; one's kin
the six blood relations
The six immediate relations— father and mother, wife and child, elder and younger brothers; six kinds of blood relations, for which there are various definitions

六邪

see styles
liù xié
    liu4 xie2
liu hsieh
(TCM) six unhealthy influences causing illness, namely: excessive wind 風|风[feng1], cold 寒[han2], heat 暑[shu3], damp 濕|湿[shi1], dryness 燥[zao4], fire 火[huo3]

則ち

see styles
 sunawachi
    すなわち
(adv,conj) (kana only) that is; namely; i.e.

十心

see styles
shí xīn
    shi2 xin1
shih hsin
 jisshin
The ten kinds of heart or mind; there are three groups. One is from the 止觀 4, minds ignorant and dark; affected by evil companions; not following the good; doing evil in thought, word, deed; spreading evil abroad; unceasingly wicked; secret sin; open crime; utterly shameless; denying cause and effect (retribution)―all such must remain in the flow 流 of reincarnation. The second group (from the same book) is the 逆流 the mind striving against the stream of perpetual reincarnation; it shows itself in devout faith, shame (for sin), fear (of wrong-doing), repentance and confession, reform, bodhi (i.e. the bodhisattva mind), doing good, maintaining the right law, thinking on all the Buddhas, meditation on the void (or, the unreality of sin). The third is the 眞言 group from the 大日經疏 3; the "seed" heart (i.e. the original good desire), the sprout (under Buddhist religious influence), the bud, leaf, flower, fruit, its serviceableness; the child-heart, the discriminating heart, the heart of settled judgment (or resolve); ten kinds of mind

十纒

see styles
shí chán
    shi2 chan2
shih ch`an
    shih chan
 jutten
The ten bonds that bind men to mortality — to be shameless, unblushing, envious, mean, regretful, torpid, busy, absorbed, angry, secretive (of sin).

十薬

see styles
 dokudami
    どくだみ
    juuyaku / juyaku
    じゅうやく
(kana only) chameleon plant (Houttuynia cordata)

即ち

see styles
 sunawachi
    すなわち
(adv,conj) (kana only) that is; namely; i.e.

即由

see styles
jí yóu
    ji2 you2
chi yu
namely

厚皮

see styles
 atsukawa
    あつかわ
(noun or adjectival noun) thick hide; shamelessness

厚顏


厚颜

see styles
hòu yán
    hou4 yan2
hou yen
shameless

厚顔

see styles
 kougan / kogan
    こうがん
(noun or adjectival noun) impudence; audacity; shamelessness; effrontery

哨吶

see styles
 charumera; charumeru
    チャルメラ; チャルメル
(kana only) (See 哨吶・さない) shawm-like instrument played by street vendors (sometimes referred to as a flute) (por: charamela)

唐棣

see styles
táng dì
    tang2 di4
t`ang ti
    tang ti
shadbush or shadberry (genus Amelanchier); painter and poet of the Yuan Dynasty (1279-1368)

嘗糞


尝粪

see styles
cháng fèn
    chang2 fen4
ch`ang fen
    chang fen
 shoufun / shofun
    しょうふん
to taste a patient's excrement (a form of medical examination, seen as an act of loyalty or filial piety); to suck up to sb; to kiss ass
shamelessly flattering; brown-nosing; licking excrement

四庫


四库

see styles
sì kù
    si4 ku4
ssu k`u
    ssu ku
the four book depositories, namely: classics 經|经, history 史, philosophy 子[zi3], belles-lettres 集

四德

see styles
sì dé
    si4 de2
ssu te
 shitoku
four Confucian injunctions 孝悌忠信 (for men), namely: piety 孝 to one's parents, respect 悌 to one's older brother, loyalty 忠 to one's monarch, faith 信 to one's male friends; the four Confucian virtues for women of morality 德[de2], physical charm 容, propriety in speech 言 and efficiency in needlework 功
The four nirvana virtues, or values, according to the Mahāyāna Nirvana Sutra: (1) 常德 permanence or eternity; (2) 樂德 joy; (3) 我德 personality or the soul; (4) 淨德 purity. These four important terms, while denied in the lower realms, are affirmed by the sutra in the transcendental, or nirvana-realm; four virtues

四時


四时

see styles
sì shí
    si4 shi2
ssu shih
 shiji; shiiji / shiji; shiji
    しじ; しいじ
the four seasons, namely: spring 春[chun1], summer 夏[xia4], autumn 秋[qiu1] and winter 冬[dong1]
(See 四季) the four seasons
four seasons

四書


四书

see styles
sì shū
    si4 shu1
ssu shu
 shisho
    ししょ
Four Books, namely: the Great Learning 大學|大学, the Doctrine of the Mean 中庸, the Analects of Confucius 論語|论语, and Mencius 孟子
the Four Books (Confucian texts)

四禪


四禅

see styles
sì chán
    si4 chan2
ssu ch`an
    ssu chan
 shizen
(四禪天) The four dhyāna heavens, 四靜慮 (四靜慮天), i. e. the division of the eighteen brahmalokas into four dhyānas: the disciple attains to one of these heavens according to the dhyāna he observes: (1) 初禪天 The first region, 'as large as one whole universe' comprises the three heavens, Brahma-pāriṣadya, Brahma-purohita, and Mahābrahma, 梵輔, 梵衆, and 大梵天; the inhabitants are without gustatory or olfactory organs, not needing food, but possess the other four of the six organs. (2) 二禪天 The second region, equal to 'a small chiliocosmos' 小千界, comprises the three heavens, according to Eitel, 'Parīttābha, Apramāṇābha, and Ābhāsvara, ' i. e. 少光 minor light, 無量光 infinite light, and 極光淨 utmost light purity; the inhabitants have ceased to require the five physical organs, possessing only the organ of mind. (3) 三禪天 The third region, equal to 'a middling chiliocosmos '中千界, comprises three heavens; Eitel gives them as Parīttaśubha, Apramāṇaśubha, and Śubhakṛtsna, i. e. 少淨 minor purity, 無量淨 infinite purity, and 徧淨 universal purity; the inhabitants still have the organ of mind and are receptive of great joy. (4) 四禪天 The fourth region, equal to a great chiliocosmos, 大千界, comprises the remaining nine brahmalokas, namely, Puṇyaprasava, Anabhraka, Bṛhatphala, Asañjñisattva, Avṛha, Atapa, Sudṛśa, Sudarśana, and Akaniṣṭha (Eitel). The Chinese titles are 福生 felicitous birth, 無雲 cloudless, 廣果 large fruitage, 無煩 no vexations, atapa is 無熱 no heat, sudṛśa is 善見 beautiful to see, sudarśana is 善現 beautiful appearing, two others are 色究竟 the end of form, and 無想天 the heaven above thought, but it is difficult to trace avṛha and akaniṣṭha; the inhabitants of this fourth region still have mind. The number of the dhyāna heavens differs; the Sarvāstivādins say 16, the 經 or Sutra school 17, and the Sthavirāḥ school 18. Eitel points out that the first dhyāna has one world with one moon, one mem, four continents, and six devalokas; the second dhyāna has 1, 000 times the worlds of the first; the third has 1, 000 times the worlds of the second; the fourth dhyāna has 1, 000 times those of the third. Within a kalpa of destruction 壞劫 the first is destroyed fifty-six times by fire, the second seven by water, the third once by wind, the fourth 'corresponding to a state of absolute indifference' remains 'untouched' by all the other evolutions; when 'fate (天命) comes to an end then the fourth dhyāna may come to an end too, but not sooner'; four meditation [heavens]

四診


四诊

see styles
sì zhěn
    si4 zhen3
ssu chen
 shishin
    ししん
(TCM) the four methods of diagnosis, namely 望診|望诊[wang4 zhen3] (observation), 聞診|闻诊[wen2 zhen3] (auscultation and olfaction), 問診|问诊[wen4 zhen3] (interrogation), 切診|切诊[qie4 zhen3] (pulse feeling and palpation)
the four examinations (in Chinese medicine: seeing, hearing, asking, touching)

四象

see styles
sì xiàng
    si4 xiang4
ssu hsiang
 shishou / shisho
    ししょう
four divisions (of the twenty-eight constellations 二十八宿[er4 shi2 ba1 xiu4] of the sky into groups of seven mansions), namely: Azure Dragon 青龍|青龙[Qing1 long2], White Tiger 白虎[Bai2 hu3], Vermilion Bird 朱雀[Zhu1 que4], Black Tortoise 玄武[Xuan2 wu3]
four images; four symbols; four emblems; four phenomena; four phases; (given name) Shishou

四靈


四灵

see styles
sì líng
    si4 ling2
ssu ling
four divinities; four divine emperors; four mythical creatures symbolic of prosperity and longevity, namely the phoenix 鳳|凤[feng4], turtle 龜|龟[gui1], dragon 龍|龙[long2] and Chinese unicorn 麒麟[qi2 lin2]; also 四象[si4 xiang4], the four division of the sky

夏椿

see styles
 natsutsubaki; natsutsubaki
    なつつばき; ナツツバキ
(kana only) Japanese stewartia (Stewartia pseudocamellia)

大教

see styles
dà jiào
    da4 jiao4
ta chiao
 daikyō
The great teaching. (1) That of the Buddha. (2) Tantrayāna. The mahātantra, yoga, yogacarya, or tantra school which claims Samantabhadra as its founder. It aims at ecstatic union of the individual soul with the world soul, Iśvara. From this result the eight great powers of Siddhi (aṣṭa-mahāsiddhi), namely, ability to (1) make one's body lighter (laghiman); (2) heavier (gaiman); (3) smaller (aṇiman); (4) larger (mahiman) than anything in the world ; (5) reach any place (prāpti) ; (6) assume any shape (prākāmya) ; (7) control all natural laws (īśitva) ; (8) make everything depend upon oneself; all at will (v.如意身 and 神足). By means of mystic formulas (Tantras or dhāraṇīs), or spells (mantras), accompanied by music and manipulation of the hands (mūdra), a state of mental fixity characterized neither by thought nor the annihilation of thought, can be reached. This consists of six-fold bodily and mental happiness (yoga), and from this results power to work miracles. Asaṅga compiled his mystic doctrines circa A.D. 500. The system was introduced into China A.D. 647 by Xuanzang's translation of the Yogācārya-bhūmi-śāstra 瑜伽師地論 ; v. 瑜. On the basis of this, Amoghavajra established the Chinese branch of the school A.D. 720 ; v. 阿目. This was popularized by the labours of Vajrabodhi A.D. 732 ; v. 金剛智.

太い

see styles
 futoi
    ふとい
(adjective) (1) fat; thick; (adjective) (2) deep (of a voice); thick; sonorous; (adjective) (3) daring; shameless; brazen; audacious

姫椿

see styles
 himetsubaki; himetsubaki
    ひめつばき; ヒメツバキ
(1) (kana only) Chinese guger tree (Schima wallichii); (2) (See 山茶花) sasanqua (Camellia sasanqua); (3) (archaism) (See 鼠黐) Japanese privet (Ligustrum japonicum); (place-name) Himetsubaki

娑羅


娑罗

see styles
suō luó
    suo1 luo2
so lo
 sara
    さら
(1) sal (tree) (Shorea robusta); saul; (2) Japanese stewartia (Stewartia pseudocamellia); (female given name) Sara
沙羅 śāla, sāla; the Sāl tree, 娑羅樹 Shorea robusta, the teak tree.

寒椿

see styles
 kantsubaki
    かんつばき
camellia-like plant native to China

山茶

see styles
shān chá
    shan1 cha2
shan ch`a
    shan cha
 tsubaki
    つばき
camellia
(kana only) common camellia; Camellia japonica; (1) (kana only) common camellia; Camellia japonica; (2) tea produced in the mountains; (female given name) Tsubaki

搪瓷

see styles
táng cí
    tang2 ci2
t`ang tz`u
    tang tzu
enamel

數伏


数伏

see styles
shǔ fú
    shu3 fu2
shu fu
same as 三伏天[san1 fu2 tian1], three periods forming the hottest periods of summer, from mid-July to mid-August, namely: 初伏 (mid-July), 中伏 (late July to early August), 末伏 (mid-August)

月相

see styles
yuè xiàng
    yue4 xiang4
yüeh hsiang
 gessou / gesso
    げっそう
phases of moon, namely: new moon 朔[shuo4], first quarter or waxing moon 上弦[shang4 xian2], full moon 望[wang4] and last quarter or waning moon 下弦[xia4 xian2]
{astron} lunar phase; phase of the Moon

末那

see styles
mò nà
    mo4 na4
mo na
 mana
    まな
{Buddh} (See 末那識) manas (defiled mental consciousness, which gives rise to the perception of self)
manāḥ; manas; intp. by 意 mind, the (active) mind. Eitel says: 'The sixth of the chadâyatana, the mental faculty which constitutes man as an intelligent and moral being. ' The 末那識 is defined by the 唯識論 4 as the seventh of the 八識, namely 意, which means 思量 thinking and measuring, or calculating. It is the active mind, or activity of mind, but is also used for the mind itself; (Skt. manas)

朴伴

see styles
 bokuhan; bokuhan
    ぼくはん; ボクハン
(kana only) Camellia japonica 'Bokuhan' (cultivar of common camellia)

椿油

see styles
 tsubakiabura
    つばきあぶら
camellia oil

椿餅

see styles
 tsubaimochii; tsubakimochi; tsubaimochi / tsubaimochi; tsubakimochi; tsubaimochi
    つばいもちい; つばきもち; つばいもち
rice-cake sweet sandwiched between two camellia leaves

橐駝


橐驼

see styles
tuó tuó
    tuo2 tuo2
t`o t`o
    to to
camel; hunchback

沙羅


沙罗

see styles
shā luó
    sha1 luo2
sha lo
 shara
    せいら
(1) sal (tree) (Shorea robusta); saul; (2) Japanese stewartia (Stewartia pseudocamellia); (female given name) Seira
sāla, or śāla, 裟羅 the Sāl or Śal tree; the teak tree; the Shorea (or Valeria) Robusta; a tree in general; sāla tree

満作

see styles
 mansaku
    まんさく
(1) witch hazel; hamamelis mollis; hamamelis japonica; (2) bumper crop; abundant harvest; (given name) Mansaku

潔い

see styles
 isagiyoi
    いさぎよい
(adjective) (1) manly; sportsmanlike; gracious; gallant; resolute; brave; (2) pure (heart, actions, etc.); upright; blameless; (3) (archaism) unsullied (e.g. scenery or object); pure; clean

灶馬


灶马

see styles
zào mǎ
    zao4 ma3
tsao ma
camel cricket; Diestrammena japonica

無名


无名

see styles
wú míng
    wu2 ming2
wu ming
 mumei / mume
    むめい
nameless; obscure
(adj-no,n) (1) nameless; unnamed; anonymous; unsigned; (adj-no,n) (2) obscure; unknown; not famous; (adj-no,n) (3) causeless; unjustifiable; (given name) Mumyou
no name

無恥


无耻

see styles
wú chǐ
    wu2 chi3
wu ch`ih
    wu chih
 muchi
    むち
without any sense of shame; unembarrassed; shameless
(noun or adjectival noun) shameless
shameless; shameless

無愧


无愧

see styles
wú kuì
    wu2 kui4
wu k`uei
    wu kuei
 mugi; muki
    むぎ; むき
to have a clear conscience; to feel no qualms
(noun or adjectival noun) shameless
shamelessness; shamelessness

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