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There are 8 total results for your Anu search.

Characters Pronunciation
Simple Dictionary Definition

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to follow; to comply with; varying according to...; to allow; subsequently
Follow, comply with; sequent, consequent, after, according to, as; often used for the prefix anu.


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qī wēi
    qi1 wei1
ch`i wei
    chi wei
The seven atoms composing an aṇu 阿耨; 阿拏, 阿菟色. Eitel's definition is seven atoms of dust, but the definition is doubtful. This molecule is larger than an "atom" , and according to the Sarvāstivāda it is the smallest visible particle. It is also a division of a yojana.



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jí wēi
    ji2 wei1
chi wei
 kyokubi; gokubi
    きょくび; ごくび
(adj-na,adj-no,n) microscopic; infinitesimal
An atom, especially as a mental concept, in contrast with 色聚之微, i.e. a material atom which has a center and the six directions, an actual but imperceptible atom; seven atoms make a 微塵 molecule, the smallest perceptible aggregation, called an aṇu 阿莬 or 阿拏; the perceptibility is ascribed to the deva-eye rather than to the human eye. There is much disputation as to whether the ultimate atom has real existence or not, whether it is eternal and immutable and so on.



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ān á
    an1 a2
an a
aṇu, 阿莬; 阿耨 Minute, infinitesimal, the smallest aggregation of matter, a molecule consisting of 七微 seven atoms.


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ān òu
    an1 ou4
an ou
v. 阿拏 aṇu; and used for Anavatapta, infra.


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ā tù
    a1 tu4
a t`u
    a tu
aṇu, v. 阿拏.



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ān òu guān yīn
    an1 ou4 guan1 yin1
an ou kuan yin
 Anoku Kannon
Anu Guanyin, the twentieth of the thirty-three forms of the 'Goddess of Mercy', seated on a rook scanning the sea to protect or save voyagers.



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ào dà lì yà guó lì dà xué
    ao4 da4 li4 ya4 guo2 li4 da4 xue2
ao ta li ya kuo li ta hsüeh
Australian National University (ANU), Canberra

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

This page contains 8 results for "Anu" in Chinese and/or Japanese.

Information about this dictionary:

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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Chinese Buddhist terms come from Dictionary of Chinese Buddhist Terms by William Edward Soothill and Lewis Hodous. This is commonly referred to as "Soothill's'". It was first published in 1937 (and is now off copyright so we can use it here). Some of these definitions may be misleading, incomplete, or dated, but 95% of it is good information. Every professor who teaches Buddhism or Eastern Religion has a copy of this on their bookshelf. We incorporated these 16,850 entries into our dictionary database ourselves (it was lot of work).

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