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/ ye4
yeh
 waza / わざ
 Scroll
line of business; industry; occupation; job; employment; school studies; enterprise; property; (Buddhism) karma; deed; to engage in; already
deed; act; work; performance; (personal name) Hajime
karman, karma, "action, work, deed"; "moral duty"; "product, result, effect." M.W. The doctrine of the act; deeds and their effects on the character, especially in their relation to succeeding forms of transmigration. The 三業 are thought, word, and deed, each as good, bad, or indifferent. Karma from former lives is 宿業, from present conduct 現業. Karma is moral action that causes future retribution, and either good or evil transmigration. It is also that moral kernel in which each being survives death for further rebirth or metempsychosis. There are categories of 2, 3, 4, 6, and 10; the 六業 are rebirth in the hells, or as animals, hungry ghosts, men, devas, or asuras: v. 六趣; activity

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/ mu3
mu
 haha(p);hawa(ok);kaka(ok);omo(ok);iroha(ok);amo(ok) / はは(P);はわ(ok);かか(ok);おも(ok);いろは(ok);あも(ok)
 Scroll
mother; elderly female relative; origin; source; (of animals) female
(humble language) (かか was used by children) (See 父) mother
mātṛ, a mother.

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cào / cao4
ts`ao / tsao
 sou / so / そう
 Scroll
variant of 肏[cao4]
(1) draft; rough copy; (2) (abbreviation) (See 草書) highly cursive style (of writing Chinese characters); grass style; (female given name) Hajime
Grass, herbs, plants; rough; female (of animals, birds, etc. ); grass

四田

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sì tián / si4 tian2
ssu t`ien / ssu tien
 shi den / よつだ
 Scroll
(surname) Yotsuda
The four fields for cultivating happiness — animals; the poor; parents, etc.; the religion.

小龍


小龙

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xiǎo lóng / xiao3 long2
hsiao lung
 Scroll
snake (as one of the 12 Chinese zodiac animals 生肖[sheng1 xiao4])

交尾

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jiāo wěi / jiao1 wei3
chiao wei
 koubi / kobi / こうび
to copulate (of animals); to mate
(n,vs,adj-no) copulation (in animals)

水族

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shuǐ zú / shui3 zu2
shui tsu
 suizoku / すいぞく
collective term for aquatic animals
aquatic fauna; aquatic animals

動植物


动植物

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dòng zhí wù / dong4 zhi2 wu4
tung chih wu
 doushokubutsu / doshokubutsu / どうしょくぶつ
plants and animals; flora and fauna
plants and animals; flora and fauna

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/ zi3
tzu
 ko / こ
meticulous; (of domestic animals or fowls) young
(n,n-suf) (See 子・こ・2) young (animal)

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guān / guan1
kuan
keeper of domestic animals; herdsman; (old) hired hand in certain trade

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/ pi3
p`i / pi
 hiki / ひき
classifier for horses, mules etc; Taiwan pr. [pi1]; ordinary person; classifier for cloth: bolt; horsepower
(counter) (1) counter for small animals; (2) counter for rolls of cloth (two han in size); (3) roll of cloth; (counter) (1) counter for rolls of cloth (two han in size); (2) (archaism) counter for horses; (3) roll of cloth; (surname) Hiki

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kǒu / kou3
k`ou / kou
 kuchi / くち
mouth; classifier for things with mouths (people, domestic animals, cannons, wells etc); classifier for bites or mouthfuls
(1) mouth; (2) opening; hole; gap; orifice; (3) mouth (of a bottle); spout; nozzle; mouthpiece; (4) gate; door; entrance; exit; (5) (See 口を利く・1) speaking; speech; talk (i.e. gossip); (6) (See 口に合う) taste; palate; (7) mouth (to feed); (8) (See 働き口) opening (i.e. vacancy); available position; (9) (See 口がかかる・1) invitation; summons; (10) kind; sort; type; (11) opening (i.e. beginning); (suf,ctr) (12) counter for mouthfuls, shares (of money), and swords; (surname) Hamanoguchi
mukha, the mouth, especially as the organ of speech. 身, 口, 意 are the three media of corruption, body or deed , mouth or word, and mind or thought.

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yín / yin2
yin
 gin / ぎん
to chant; to recite; to moan; to groan; cry (of certain animals and insects); song (ancient poem)
(1) recitation (of a poem); chanting; singing; (2) composition (of a poem); composed poem; (n,n-suf) (3) classical Chinese poetry form; (n,suf) (4) stress of sound in noh song; (female given name) Gin
Chant, hum, mutter; to chant

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/ da1
ta
da! (sound used to move animals along)

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xiào / xiao4
hsiao
 takeru / たける
pant; roar; bark (of animals); Taiwan pr. [xiao1]
(given name) Takeru

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hùn / hun4
hun
grain-fed animals; pigsty

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féng / feng2
feng
to butt (as horned animals)

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/ tu2
t`u / tu
 to / とま
to slaughter (animals for food); to massacre
(personal name) Toma
to butcher

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/ yi4
i
 akiko / あきこ
post for tethering animals
(out-dated or obsolete kana usage) stump; (1) stake; post; pile; picket; (2) (abbreviation) (archaism) stump; (personal name) Akiko

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/ ta1
t`a / ta
it (used for animals)

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láo / lao2
lao
 rou / ro / ろう
firm; sturdy; fold (for animals); sacrifice; prison
prison; jail; gaol
A gaol, fold, pen; secure, firm; a pen

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/ zi4
tzu
female of domestic animals

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/ xu4
hsü
 chiku
to raise (animals)
To rear, feed, domesticate; restrain: cattle; to store

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tuǎn / tuan3
t`uan / tuan
place trodden by animals


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/ ya3
ya
 hiki / ひき
variant of 雅[ya3]
(counter) (1) counter for small animals; (2) counter for rolls of cloth (two han in size); (3) roll of cloth; (counter) (1) counter for rolls of cloth (two han in size); (2) (archaism) counter for horses; (3) roll of cloth; (surname) Hiki

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/ tu2
t`u / tu
be injured; ill (of animals)

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qín / qin2
ch`in / chin
 kin / とり
generic term for birds and animals; birds; to capture (old)
(1) bird; (2) bird meat (esp. chicken meat); fowl; poultry
bird

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zhī / zhi1
chih
wings of birds; legs of animals

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cuò / cuo4
ts`o / tso
to chop straw fine for animals

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huàn / huan4
huan
to rear; to raise (animals)

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/ qu4
ch`ü / chü
 shu / おもむき
interesting; to interest
(1) meaning; tenor; gist; (2) effect; influence; (3) appearance; aspect; (4) taste; (5) grace; charm; refinement
Destination, destiny (especially on rebirth): v. 五趣, i.e. the hells, pretas, animals, man, devas; destination


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zhī / zhi1
chih
 seki / せき
classifier for birds and certain animals, one of a pair, some utensils, vessels etc
(counter) (1) counter for ships (large boats); (counter) (2) counter for half of a pair (e.g. half of a folding screen); (counter) (3) counter for fish, birds, arrows, etc.; (personal name) Sumihiko


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tou / tou5
t`ou / tou
 tou / to / とう
suffix for nouns
(counter) counter for large animals (e.g. head of cattle); counter for insects in a collection; counter for helmets, masks, etc.; (personal name) Tsumuri
The head; chief, first.


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yìn / yin4
yin
 in / いん
to give (animals) water to drink
drinking (sometimes esp. alcohol); drink; drinking party; (surname) Nomi


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yǎng / yang3
yang
 you / yo / よう
to raise (animals); to bring up (children); to keep (pets); to support; to give birth
(given name) You
poṣa. Nourish, rear, support; nourish


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míng / ming2
ming
 mei / me / めい
to cry (of birds, animals and insects); to make a sound; to voice (one's gratitude, grievance etc)
(female given name) Mei
Cry, sound, note of a bird, etc.; Oh ! alas ! to wail; to cry

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/ mi2
mi
fawn; young of animals

七有

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qī yǒu / qi1 you3
ch`i yu / chi yu
 shichiu
七生 The seven stages of existence in a human world, or in any 欲界 desire-world. Also (1) in the hells, (2) as animals, (3) hungry ghosts, (4) gods, (5) men, (6) karma 業, and (7) in the intermediate stage; seven existences

三塗


三涂

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sān tú / san1 tu2
san t`u / san tu
 sanzu
The 塗 mire is interpreted by 途 a road, i.e. the three unhappy gati or ways; (a) 火塗 to the fires of hell; (b) 血塗 to the hell of blood, where as animals they devour each other; (c) 刀塗 the asipattra hell of swords, where the leaves and grasses are sharp-edged swords. Cf. 三惡趣; three destinies

三悪

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 sanaku;sannaku;sanmaku / さんあく;さんなく;さんまく (1) (abbreviation) {Buddh} (See 三悪道・さんあくどう) the world of hungry spirits and the world of animals; three evil worlds hell; (2) (さんあく only) three evils (prostitution, drugs and venereal diseases)

三惡


三恶

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sān è / san1 e4
san o
 sanmaku
The three evil gati, or paths of transmigration; also 三惡道, 三惡趣 the hells, hungry ghosts, animals; three evil (destinies)

三牲

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sān shēng / san1 sheng1
san sheng
the three sacrificial animals (originally cow, sheep and pig; later pig, chicken and fish)

三獸


三兽

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sān shòu / san1 shou4
san shou
 sanshū
The three animals— hare, horse, elephant— crossing a stream. The śrāvaka is like the hare who crosses by swimming on the surface; the pratyeka-buddha is like the horse who crosses deeper than the hare; the bodhisattva is like the elephant who walks across on the bottom. Also likened to the triyāna. 涅槃經 23, 27; three animals

下塵


下尘

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xià chén / xia4 chen2
hsia ch`en / hsia chen
 gejin
The lower gati, the hells, hungry ghosts, animals; lower realms

下崽

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xià zǎi / xia4 zai3
hsia tsai
(of animals) to give birth; to foal, to whelp etc

九地

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jiǔ dì / jiu3 di4
chiu ti
 kyuuchi / kyuchi / きゅうち
very low land; (surname) Kuji
The nine lands, i.e. the 欲界 realm of desire or sensuous realm the four 色界 realms of form or material forms; and the four 無色界 formless realms, or realms beyond form; v. 九有, 九有情居, 禪 and 定. The nine realms are:—(1) 欲界五趣地; the desire realm with its five gati, i.e. hells, hungry ghosts, animals, men, and devas. In the four form-realms are:— (2) 離生喜樂地 Paradise after earthly life, this is also the first dhyāna, or subject of meditation, 初禪. (3) 定生喜樂地 Paradise of cessation of rebirth, 二禪. (4) 離喜妙樂地 Land of wondrous joy after the previous joys, 三禪. (5) 捨念淸淨地 The Pure Land of abandonment of thought, or recollection (of past delights), 四禪. The four formless, or infinite realms, catur arūpa dhātu, are:—(6) 空無邊處地 ākāśānantyā-yatanam, the land of infinite space; also the first samādhi, 第一定. (7) 識無邊處地 vijñānānamtyāyatanam, the land of omniscience, or infinite perception, 二定. (8) 無所有處地 ākiñcanyāyatana, the land of nothingness, 三定. (9) 非想非非想處地 naivasaṁjñānā-saṁjñāyatana, the land (of knowledge) without thinking or not thinking, or where there is neither consciousness nor unconsciousness, i.e. above either; this is the 四定. Eitel says that in the last four, "Life lasts 20,000 great kalpas in the 1st, 40,000 in the 2nd, 60,000 in the 3rd, and 80,000 great kalpas in the 4th of these heavens."; nine levels of existence

五形

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wǔ xíng / wu3 xing2
wu hsing
 gogyou / gogyo / ごぎょう
Wuxing - "Five Animals" - Martial Art
(kana only) Jersey cudweed (species of cottonweed, Gnaphalium affine)

五苦

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wǔ kǔ / wu3 ku3
wu k`u / wu ku
 goku
The five forms of suffering: I. (1) Birth, age, sickness, death; (2) parting with those loved; (3) meeting with the hated or disliked; (4) inability to obtain the desired; (5) the five skandha sufferings, mental and physical. II. Birth, age, sickness, death, and the shackles (for criminals). III. The sufferings of the hells, and as hungry ghosts, animals, asuras, and human beings; five kinds of suffering

五趣

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wǔ qù / wu3 qu4
wu ch`ü / wu chü
 goshu
The five gati, i. e. destinations, destinies: the hells, hungry ghosts, animals, human beings, devas; cf. 五惡趣 and 五道; five destinies

交配

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jiāo pèi / jiao1 pei4
chiao p`ei / chiao pei
 kouhai / kohai / こうはい
mating; copulation (esp. of animals)
(noun/participle) mating; crossbreeding; cross-fertilization; cross-fertilisation

人獣

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 jinjuu / jinju / じんじゅう (1) humans and animals; humans and beasts; (2) (See 人面獣心) beast in human form

人畜

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 jinchiku / じんちく men and animals

何頭

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 nantou / nanto / なんとう how many? (large animals)

俐巧

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 rikou / riko / りこう (noun or adjectival noun) (1) clever; intelligent; wise; bright; sharp; sensible; smart; shrewd; (2) well-behaved (of kids, animals, etc); obedient; good; (3) (archaism) good (with words)

八穢


八秽

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bā huì / ba1 hui4
pa hui
 hachie
Eight things unclean to a monk: buying land for self, not for Buddha or the fraternity; ditto cultivating; ditto laying by or storing up; ditto keeping servants (or slaves); keeping animals (for slaughter); treasuring up gold, etc.; ivory and ornaments; utensils for private use; eight defilements

八難


八难

see styles
bān án / ban1 an2
pan an
 hachinan
The eight conditions in which it is difficult to see a Buddha or hear his dharma: in the hells: as hungry ghosts; as animals; in Uttarakuru (the northern continent where all is pleasant); in the long-life heavens (where life is long and easy); as deaf, blind, and dumb; as a worldly philosopher; in the intermediate period between a Buddha and his successor. Also 八無暇; eight difficulties

六凡

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liù fán / liu4 fan2
liu fan
 rokubon
The six stages of rebirth for ordinary people, as contrasted with the saints 聖者: in the hells, and as hungry: ghosts, animals, asuras, men, and devas; six non-enlightened realms

六地

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liù dì / liu4 di4
liu ti
 rokuchi
Six bodhisattvas in the Dizang group of the garbhadhātu, each controlling one of the 六道 or ways of sentient existence. They deal with rebirth in the hells, as hungry ghosts, animals, asuras, men, and devas; six grounds

六畜

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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; six animals

六行

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liù xíng / liu4 xing2
liu hsing
 rokugyō
Among Buddhists the term means the practice of the 六度 six pāramitās; it is referred, among outsiders, to the six austerities of the six kinds of heretics: (1) 自餓 starvation; (2) 投淵 naked cave-dwelling (or, throwing oneself down precipices); (3) 赴火 self-immolation, or self-torturing by fire; (4) 自坐 sitting naked in public; (5) 寂默 dwelling in silence among graves; (6) 牛狗 living as animals; six practices

六趣

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liù qù / liu4 qu4
liu ch`ü / liu chü
 rokushu
The six directions of reincarnation, also 六道: (1) 地獄趣 naraka-gati, or that of the hells; (2) 餓鬼趣 preta-gati, of hungry ghosts; (3) 畜生趣 tiryagyoni-gati, of animals; (4) 阿修羅趣 asura-gati, of malevolent nature spirits; (5 ) 人趣 manuṣya-gati, of human existence; (6) 天趣 deva-gati, of deva existence. The 六趣輪廻經 is attributed to Aśvaghoṣa; six destinies

刀途

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dāo tú / dao1 tu2
tao t`u / tao tu
 tōto
The gati or path of rebirth as an animal, so called because animals are subjects of the butcher's knife; destiny of hungry ghost

利口

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 rikou / riko / りこう (noun or adjectival noun) (1) clever; intelligent; wise; bright; sharp; sensible; smart; shrewd; (2) well-behaved (of kids, animals, etc); obedient; good; (3) (archaism) good (with words)

利巧

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 rikou / riko / りこう (noun or adjectival noun) (1) clever; intelligent; wise; bright; sharp; sensible; smart; shrewd; (2) well-behaved (of kids, animals, etc); obedient; good; (3) (archaism) good (with words)

動情


动情

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dòng qíng / dong4 qing2
tung ch`ing / tung ching
to get excited; passionate; aroused to passion; to fall in love; on heat (of animals)

叫聲


叫声

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jiào shēng / jiao4 sheng1
chiao sheng
yelling (sound made by person); barking; braying; roaring (sound made by animals)

叱叱

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 shisshi / しっしっ (ateji / phonetic) (interjection) (1) (kana only) shh! (used to silence someone); sh!; (2) (kana only) shoo! (used to drive off animals, etc.)

呼嚎

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hū háo / hu1 hao2
hu hao
to roar (of animals); to wail; to cry out in distress; see also 呼號|呼号[hu1 hao2]

和名

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 wamyou;wamei / wamyo;wame / わみょう;わめい Japanese name (often of plants and animals, and written in kana); (place-name) Wana

哀鳴


哀鸣

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āi míng / ai1 ming2
ai ming
 aimyō
(of animals, the wind etc) to make a mournful sound; whine; moan; wail
the sound of a sad cry

地藏

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dì zàng / di4 zang4
ti tsang
 Jizō / じぞう
Kṣitigarbha, the Bodhisattva of the Great Vow (to save all souls before accepting Bodhi); also translated Earth Treasury, Earth Womb, or Earth Store Bodhisattva
(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.

多頭


多头

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duō tóu / duo1 tou2
to t`ou / to tou
 tatou / tato / たとう
many-headed; many-layered (authority); devolved (as opposed to centralized); pluralistic; (as classifier) number of animals; long term (finance); long (investment)
(can be adjective with の) (1) many-headed; hydra-headed; (can be adjective with の) (2) large-scale (e.g. breeding)

妊性

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 ninsei / ninse / にんせい fertility (esp. of animals)

妖通

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yāo tōng / yao1 tong1
yao t`ung / yao tung
 yōtsū
The power to change miraculously into trees and animals; v. 五種通; demonic powers

家畜

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jiā chù / jia1 chu4
chia ch`u / chia chu
 kachiku / かちく
domestic animal; livestock; cattle
domestic animals; livestock; cattle

家養


家养

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jiā yǎng / jia1 yang3
chia yang
domestic (animals); home reared

宿草

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sù cǎo / su4 cao3
su ts`ao / su tsao
grass that has grown on a grave since last year; (fig.) grave; to have died long ago; fodder provided to animals for the night

屠戮

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tú lù / tu2 lu4
t`u lu / tu lu
 toriku / とりく
slaughter; massacre
(archaism) slaughter (of animals)

屠殺


屠杀

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tú shā / tu2 sha1
t`u sha / tu sha
 tosatsu / とさつ
to massacre; massacre; bloodbath; carnage
(noun/participle) (sensitive word) slaughter (of animals for meat)

屬相


属相

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shǔ xiàng / shu3 xiang4
shu hsiang
colloquial term for 生肖[sheng1 xiao4] the animals associated with the years of a 12-year cycle

師子


师子

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shī zǐ / shi1 zi3
shih tzu
 shishi / のりこ
(1) lion; (2) left-hand guardian dog at a Shinto shrine; (female given name) Noriko
siṃha, a lion; also 枲伽; idem獅子 Buddha, likened to the lion, the king of animals, in respect of his fearlessness.

悧巧

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 rikou / riko / りこう (noun or adjectival noun) (1) clever; intelligent; wise; bright; sharp; sensible; smart; shrewd; (2) well-behaved (of kids, animals, etc); obedient; good; (3) (archaism) good (with words)

惡趣


恶趣

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è qù / e4 qu4
o ch`ü / o chü
 akushu
The evil directions, or incarnations, i. e. those of animals, pretas, and beings in purgatory; to which some add asuras; evil destinies

惡道


恶道

see styles
è dào / e4 dao4
o tao
 akudō
Evil ways; also the three evil paths or destinies— animals, pretas, and purgatory; evil destiny

打食

see styles
dǎ shí / da3 shi2
ta shih
to go in search of food (of animals); to take medicine for indigestion or gastro-intestinal upsets

挽力

see styles
wǎn lì / wan3 li4
wan li
pulling power (of draft animals)

捕撈


捕捞

see styles
bǔ lāo / bu3 lao1
pu lao
to fish for (aquatic animals and plants); to catch

採捕

see styles
 saiho / さいほ (noun/participle) collecting (plants and animals); gathering; capturing; catching

採餌

see styles
 saiji / さいじ (noun/participle) feeding (by animals); food getting

摂餌

see styles
 setsuji / せつじ feeding (esp. by animals)

放生

see styles
fàng shēng / fang4 sheng1
fang sheng
 houjou / hojo / ほうじょう
{Buddh} release of captive animals (birds, fish, etc.); (given name) Housei
To release living creatures as a work of merit; releasing caged animals for merit

数匹

see styles
 suuhiki / suhiki / すうひき several animals

斷屠


断屠

see styles
duàn tú / duan4 tu2
tuan t`u / tuan tu
 danto
To prohibit the butchering of animals—on special occasions; to prohibit the butchering of animals— on special occasions

林葬

see styles
lín zàng / lin2 zang4
lin tsang
 rinsō
Forest burial, to cast the corpse into a forest to be eaten by animals; disposal of the body of the corpse in the forest

栖む

see styles
 sumu / すむ (v5m,vi) to live (of animals); to inhabit; to nest

棲む

see styles
 sumu / すむ (v5m,vi) to live (of animals); to inhabit; to nest

欲界

see styles
yù jiè / yu4 jie4
yü chieh
 yokukai;yokkai / よくかい;よっかい
{Buddh} (See 三界・1) desire realm
kāmadhātu. The realm, or realms, of in purgatory, hungry spirits, animals, asuras, men, and the six heavens of desire. so called because the beings in these states are dominated by desire. The kāmadhātu realms are given as: 地居 Bhauma. 虛曇天 Antarikṣa. 四天王天 Caturmaharājakayika [i.e. the realms of 持國天 Dhṛtarāṣtra, east; 增長天 Virūḍhaka, south; 廣目天 Virūpakṣa, west; 多聞天 Vai śramaṇa (Dhanada), north]. 忉利天 Trayastriṃśa. 兜率天 Tuṣita. 化樂天 Nirmāṇarati. 他化自在天 Paranirmitavaśavarin; desire realm

欺生

see styles
qī shēng / qi1 sheng1
ch`i sheng / chi sheng
to cheat strangers; to bully strangers; (of domesticated animals) to be rebellious with unfamiliar people

活物

see styles
huó wù / huo2 wu4
huo wu
 katsubutsu / かつぶつ
living animals
living being

添景

see styles
 tenkei / tenke / てんけい persons or animals added to a picture; incidental details of a picture

Entries with 2nd row of characters: The 2nd row is Simplified Chinese.

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Apparently, we were the first ones who were crazy enough to think that western people might want a combined Chinese, Japanese, and Buddhist dictionary.

A lot of westerners can't tell the difference between Chinese and Japanese - and there is a reason for that. Chinese characters and even whole words were borrowed by Japan from the Chinese language in the 5th century. Much of the time, if a word or character is used in both languages, it will have the same or a similar meaning. However, this is not always true. Language evolves, and meanings independently change in each language.

Example: The Chinese character 湯 for soup (hot water) has come to mean bath (hot water) in Japanese. They have the same root meaning of "hot water", but a 湯屋 sign on a bathhouse in Japan would lead a Chinese person to think it was a "soup house" or a place to get a bowl of soup. See this: Japanese Bath House

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