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see styles
tán / tan2
t`an / tan
 dan / だん
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platform; rostrum; altar
(1) platform; podium; rostrum; pulpit; (2) (ceremonial) mound; (suffix noun) (3) world (of haiku, art, etc.); (literary) circles; (4) (archaism) mandala; (given name) Mayumi
An altar; an open altar. In the esoteric cult it also means a maṇḍala, objects of worship grouped together; platform

see styles
/ wu3
wu
 bu / ぶ
martial; military
(1) (archaism) the art of war; martial arts; military arts; (2) military force; the sword; (3) valor; bravery; (4) military officer; military man; (surname) Tokubu
martial; martial

一流

see styles
yī liú / yi1 liu2
i liu
 ichiryuu / ichiryu / いちりゅう
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top quality; front ranking
(adj-no,n) (1) first-class; top grade; foremost; top-notch; leading; (2) characteristic; peculiar; unique; (3) school (e.g. of a performance art); (4) (also written as 一旒) one flag; one banner; one streamer; (female given name) Itsuru
In one, or the same flow; of the same class.

体術

see styles
 taijutsu / たいじゅつ
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classical form of martial art

侘寂

see styles
 wabisabi / わびさび
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(kana only) aesthetic sense in Japanese art emphasising quiet simplicity and subdued refinement

修行

see styles
xiū xíng / xiu1 xing2
hsiu hsing
 shugyou(p);sugyou(ok) / shugyo(p);sugyo(ok) / しゅぎょう(P);すぎょう(ok)
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to devote oneself to spiritual development (esp. Buddhism or Daoism); to devote oneself to perfecting one's art or craft
(noun/participle) (1) {Buddh} ascetic practices; (2) training; practice; discipline; study; (personal name) Nobuyuki
caryā, conduct; to observe and do; to end one's ways; to cultivate oneself in right practice; be religious, or pious; to carry out or perform

兵法

see styles
bīng fǎ / bing1 fa3
ping fa
 heihou;hyouhou / heho;hyoho / へいほう;ひょうほう
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art of war; military strategy and tactics
art of war; strategy; tactics; (surname) Heihou

功夫

see styles
gōng fu / gong1 fu5
kung fu
 kanfuu;kunfuu / kanfu;kunfu / カンフー;クンフー
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skill; art; kung fu; labor; effort
(kana only) {MA} kung fu (chi: gōngfu); (male given name) Norio
work

医道

see styles
 idou / ido / いどう
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the art of medicine

杖道

see styles
 joudou / jodo / じょうどう
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(See 杖術) jōdō; form of martial art using a cane staff

柔術


柔术

see styles
róu shù / rou2 shu4
jou shu
 juujutsu / jujutsu / じゅうじゅつ
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jujitsu; contortion (performance art)
jujitsu (classical Japanese martial art, usually referring to fighting without a weapon); jiujitsu; jujutsu

查拳

see styles
chá quán / cha2 quan2
ch`a ch`üan / cha chüan
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Cha Quan - "Cha Fist" - Martial Art

棒術

see styles
 boujutsu / bojutsu / ぼうじゅつ
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bojutsu (art of using a stick as a weapon); cudgels

武藝


武艺

see styles
wǔ yì / wu3 yi4
wu i
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martial art; military skill

武術


武术

see styles
wǔ shù / wu3 shu4
wu shu
 bujutsu / ぶじゅつ
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military skill or technique (in former times); all kinds of martial art sports (some claiming spiritual development); self-defense; tradition of choreographed fights from opera and film (recent usage); also called kungfu 功夫; CL:種|种[zhong3]
(1) {MA} martial arts; military arts; (2) (See 武術太極拳) wushu; modern sport derived from traditional Chinese martial arts

泰拳

see styles
tài quán / tai4 quan2
t`ai ch`üan / tai chüan
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Muay Thai - "Thai fist" - Martial Art

洪家

see styles
hóng jiā / hong2 jia1
hung chia
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the Hong family (household); Hung Gar Kung Fu - Martial Art

猴拳

see styles
hóu quán / hou2 quan2
hou ch`üan / hou chüan
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Hou Quan - "Monkey Fist" - Martial Art

神韻


神韵

see styles
shén yùn / shen2 yun4
shen yün
 shinin / しんいん
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charm or grace (in poetry or art)
exceptional artistry

舞蹈

see styles
wǔ dǎo / wu3 dao3
wu tao
 butou / buto / ぶとう
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dance (performance art); dancing
dancing

藝術


艺术

see styles
yì shù / yi4 shu4
i shu
 geijutsu / gejutsu / げいじゅつ
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art
(fine) art; the arts

詠春


咏春

see styles
yǒng chūn / yong3 chun1
yung ch`un / yung chun
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Wing Chun; same as 詠春拳|咏春拳[yong3 chun1 quan2]; Yongchun - "Singing Spring Fist" (Chinese martial art)

醫道


医道

see styles
yī dào / yi1 dao4
i tao
 idō
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art of healing; medical skill
art of healing; art of healing

長拳


长拳

see styles
cháng quán / chang2 quan2
ch`ang ch`üan / chang chüan
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Changquan - Northern Shaolin (北少林) - Longfist - Martial Art

馬術


马术

see styles
mǎ shù / ma3 shu4
ma shu
 bajutsu / ばじゅつ
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equestrianism; horsemanship
(noun - becomes adjective with の) horse-riding; horsemanship; equestrian art

體術

see styles
 taijutsu / たいじゅつ
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classical form of martial art

アート

see styles
 aato / ato / アート
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art; (male given name) Art

五祖拳

see styles
wǔ zǔ quán / wu3 zu3 quan2
wu tsu ch`üan / wu tsu chüan
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Wuzuquan - "Five Ancestors" - Martial Art

八極拳


八极拳

see styles
bā jí quán / ba1 ji2 quan2
pa chi ch`üan / pa chi chüan
 hakkyokuken / はっきょくけん
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Ba Ji Quan "Eight Extremes Fist" - Martial Art
{MA} Eight Extremities Fist

合氣道


合气道

see styles
hé qì dào / he2 qi4 dao4
ho ch`i tao / ho chi tao
 aikidou / aikido / あいきどう
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aikido (Japanese martial art); hapkido (Korean martial art)
(out-dated kanji) (martial arts term) aikido

唐手道

see styles
táng shǒu dào / tang2 shou3 dao4
t`ang shou tao / tang shou tao
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Tang soo do (Korean martial art)

太極拳


太极拳

see styles
tài jí quán / tai4 ji2 quan2
t`ai chi ch`üan / tai chi chüan
 taikyokuken / たいきょくけん
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shadowboxing or Taiji, T'aichi or T'aichichuan; traditional form of physical exercise or relaxation; a martial art
{MA} grand ultimate fist; Tai Chi Chuan

居合道

see styles
 iaidou / iaido / いあいどう
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iaido (art of drawing the Japanese sword)

形意拳

see styles
xíng yì quán / xing2 yi4 quan2
hsing i ch`üan / hsing i chüan
 keiiken / keken / けいいけん
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Xingyiquan (Chinese martial art)
{MA} shape-of-the-mind fist; Hsing I Chuan

截拳道

see styles
jié quán dào / jie2 quan2 dao4
chieh ch`üan tao / chieh chüan tao
 jiikundoo / jikundoo / ジークンドー
 Vertical Wall Scroll
Jeet Kun Do or Way of the Intercepting Fist, a fusion of Eastern and Western martial arts led by Bruce Lee 李小龍|李小龙[Li3 Xiao3 long2]
{MA} Jeet Kune Do; Way of the Intercepting Fist (martial art founded by Bruce Lee)

生活法

see styles
 seikatsuhou / sekatsuho / せいかつほう
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art of living; way of life

白鶴拳


白鹤拳

see styles
bái hè quán / bai2 he4 quan2
pai ho ch`üan / pai ho chüan
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Baihequan (Fujian White Crane) martial art form

詠春拳


咏春拳

see styles
yǒng chūn quán / yong3 chun1 quan2
yung ch`un ch`üan / yung chun chüan
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Yongchun - "Singing Spring Fist" (Chinese martial art)

跆拳道

see styles
tái quán dào / tai2 quan2 dao4
t`ai ch`üan tao / tai chüan tao
 tekondoo;tekondo / テコンドー;テコンド
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taekwondo (Korean martial art)
(kana only) taekwondo (kor:); tae kwon do

南派螳螂

see styles
nán pài táng láng / nan2 pai4 tang2 lang2
nan p`ai t`ang lang / nan pai tang lang
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Chow Gar - "Southern Praying Mantis" - Martial Art

孫子兵法


孙子兵法

see styles
sūn zǐ bīng fǎ / sun1 zi3 bing1 fa3
sun tzu ping fa
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Art of War”, one of the Seven Military Classics of ancient China 武經七書|武经七书[Wu3 jing1 Qi1 shu1], written by Sun Tzu 孫子|孙子[Sun1 zi3]

日本拳法

see styles
 nipponkenpou;nihonkenpou / nipponkenpo;nihonkenpo / にっぽんけんぽう;にほんけんぽう
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{MA} Nippon Kempo; Nihon Kempo; Japanese martial art

爐火純青


炉火纯青

see styles
lú huǒ chún qīng / lu2 huo3 chun2 qing1
lu huo ch`un ch`ing / lu huo chun ching
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lit. the stove fire has turned bright green (allusion to Daoist alchemy) (idiom); fig. (of an art, a technique etc) brought to the point of perfection

知彼知己

see styles
zhī bǐ zhī jǐ / zhi1 bi3 zhi1 ji3
chih pi chih chi
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to know the enemy and know oneself (idiom, from Sunzi's "The Art of War")

少林寺拳法

see styles
 shourinjikenpou / shorinjikenpo / しょうりんじけんぽう
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(See 少林拳) Shorinji Kempo (modern Japanese martial art based on Shaolin kung fu)

鷹爪翻子拳


鹰爪翻子拳

see styles
yīng zhuǎ fān zi quán / ying1 zhua3 fan1 zi5 quan2
ying chua fan tzu ch`üan / ying chua fan tzu chüan
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Ying Zhua Fan Zi Quan - "Eagle Claw" - Martial Art

see styles
/ ji4
chi
 gi / たくみ
artistry; talent; skill; (in ancient times) female entertainer
(irregular kanji usage) technique; art; skill; (personal name) Takumi
Skill; 伎巧; 伎藝; skill


see styles
/ yi4
i
 kaori / げい
skill; art
art; craft; accomplishment; artistic skill; technique; performance
art

人為


人为

see styles
rén wéi / ren2 wei2
jen wei
 jini / じんい
artificial; man-made; having human cause or origin; human attempt or effort
(noun - becomes adjective with の) human work; human agency; art; artificiality

文藝


文艺

see styles
wén yì / wen2 yi4
wen i
 bungei / ぶんげい
literature and art
(noun - becomes adjective with の) literature; art and literature; belles-lettres
literature and artistic; mechanical skills; literature and artistic; mechanical skills

方術


方术

see styles
fāng shù / fang1 shu4
fang shu
 houjutsu / hojutsu / ほうじゅつ
arts of healing, divination, horoscope etc; supernatural arts (old)
means; method; art; magic

美術


美术

see styles
měi shù / mei3 shu4
mei shu
 bijutsu / びじゅつ
art; fine arts; painting; CL:種|种[zhong3]
(noun - becomes adjective with の) art; fine arts

美術史


美术史

see styles
měi shù shǐ / mei3 shu4 shi3
mei shu shih
 bijutsushi / びじゅつし
history of art
art history

美術品


美术品

see styles
měi shù pǐn / mei3 shu4 pin3
mei shu p`in / mei shu pin
 bijutsuhin / びじゅつひん
an art object
work of art

美術館


美术馆

see styles
měi shù guǎn / mei3 shu4 guan3
mei shu kuan
 bijutsukan / びじゅつかん
art gallery
art gallery; art museum; (place-name) Bijutsukan

see styles
zuò / zuo4
tso
 saku / さく
to do; to grow; to write or compose; to pretend; to regard as; to feel; writings or works
(n,n-suf) (1) (See 作品) work (e.g. of art); production; (2) harvest; cultivation; farming; crop; yield; (3) technique; (personal name) Masaya
To make, do, act, be; arise; create

see styles
 i / い (1) medicine; the healing art; healing; curing; (n,n-suf) (2) doctor; (given name) Kotoo

see styles
/ yi4
i
skill; art

see styles
/ ji4
chi
 gi / あや
skill
technique; art; skill; (female given name) Aya
technique

see styles
huó / huo2
huo
 katsu / かつ
to live; alive; living; work; workmanship
(1) living; life; (2) (See 活を入れる・1) judo art of resuscitation; (suffix) (3) (abbreviation) (See 活動・1) action; activity; (personal name) Katsuji
jīva, jīvaka; alive, living, lively, revive, movable; be lively

see styles
yún / yun2
yün
 nori / のり
common rue (Ruta graveolens); books and libraries
art; craft; accomplishment; artistic skill; technique; performance; (personal name) Nori

see styles
/ yi4
i
skill; art


see styles
zhú / zhu2
chu
 sube / すべ
various genera of flowers of Asteracea family (daisies and chrysanthemums), including Atractylis lancea
(kana only) way; method; means; (personal name) Yasushi
Way or method; art; trick, plan; technique


see styles
/ yi4
i
 kei
to go (to visit a superior); one's current attainment in learning or art
to reach


see styles
zhì / zhi4
chih
 shiki / しき
to record; to write a footnote
(1) acquaintanceship; (2) {Buddh} vijnana; consciousness; (3) (after a signature) written by...; (personal name) Tsuguhide
vijñāna, "the art of distinguishing, or perceiving, or recognizing, discerning, understanding, comprehending, distinction, intelligence, knowledge, science, learning . . . wisdom." M.W. parijñāna, "perception, thorough knowledge," etc. M.W. It is intp. by 心 the mind, mental discernment, perception, in contrast with the object discerned; also by 了別 understanding and discrimination. There are classifications of 一識 that all things are the one mind, or are metaphysical; 二識 q. v. discriminating the ālaya-vijñāna or primal undivided condition from the mano-vijñāna or that of discrimination; 三識 in the Laṅkāvatāra Sutra, fundamental, manifested and discriminate; 五識 q.v. in the 起信論, i.e. 業, 轉, 現, 知, and 相續識; 六識 the perceptions and discernings of the six organs of sense; also of 8, 9, 10, and 11 識. The most important is the eight of the 起信論, i.e. the perceptions of the six organs of sense, eye, ear, nose, tongue, body (or touch), and mind, together with manas, intp. as 意識 the consciousness of the previous moment, on which the other six depend; the eighth is the ālaya-vijñāna, v. 阿賴耶, in which is contained the seed or stock of all phenomena and which 無沒 loses none, or nothing, is indestructible; a substitute for the seventh is ādāna 'receiving' of the 唯識, which is intp. as 無解 undiscriminated, or indefinite perception; there is a difference of view between the 相 and the 性 schools in regard to the seventh and eight 識; and the latter school add a ninth called the amala, or pure vijñāna, i.e. the non-phenomenal 眞如識. The esoterics add that all phenomena are mental and all things are the one mind, hence the one mind is 無量識 unlimited mind or knowledge, every kind of knowledge, or omniscience. vijñāna is one of the twelve nidānas.; Ālaya-vijñāna and mano-vijñāna; i. e. 阿梨耶 | and 分別事 |; v. 識; to know

一芸

see styles
 ichigei / ichige / いちげい an art; one talent

下金

see styles
 shitagane / したがね basic metal (in an art object); old metal; (surname) Shimokane

五形

see styles
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)

伎芸

see styles
 gigei / gige / ぎげい art of kabuki

会得

see styles
 etoku / えとく (noun/participle) understanding; comprehension; grasp; perception; appreciation; mastery (of an art or skill)

作品

see styles
zuò pǐn / zuo4 pin3
tso p`in / tso pin
 sakuhin / さくひん
work (of art); opus; CL:部[bu4],篇[pian1]
work (e.g. book, film, composition, etc.); opus; performance; production

作柄

see styles
 sakugara / さくがら (1) crop conditions; (2) quality (of art)

傳藝


传艺

see styles
chuán yì / chuan2 yi4
ch`uan i / chuan i
to impart skills; to pass on one's art

像主

see styles
 zoushu / zoshu / ぞうしゅ (1) (obscure) subject (of a portrait or bust); a person posing for a portrait or bust; (2) (historically) patron; someone who commissions a Buddhist temple or work of art

光輪

see styles
 kourin / korin / こうりん (See 頭光) halo (esp. in Christian art); nimbus

兵書


兵书

see styles
bīng shū / bing1 shu1
ping shu
 heisho / hesho / へいしょ
a book on the art of war
book on military science

兵術

see styles
 heijutsu / hejutsu / へいじゅつ the art of war; strategy; tactics

具象

see styles
jù xiàng / ju4 xiang4
chü hsiang
 gushou / gusho / ぐしょう
tangible image; concrete; representational (art)
(noun/participle) embodying; expressing concretely

刀術

see styles
 toujutsu / tojutsu / とうじゅつ {MA} fencing; art of wielding swords

切紙

see styles
 kirigami / きりがみ    kirikami / きりかみ cut paper; paper cut in half; paper scrap; the art of cutting paper (in contrast to origami)

剪紙


剪纸

see styles
jiǎn zhǐ / jian3 zhi3
chien chih
papercutting (Chinese folk art); to make paper cutouts

創練


创练

see styles
chuàng liàn / chuang4 lian4
ch`uang lien / chuang lien
to form and train (a military unit); to create and practice (a martial art); to train oneself (by real-life experience)

劇道

see styles
 gekidou / gekido / げきどう drama; dramatic art

動感


动感

see styles
dòng gǎn / dong4 gan3
tung kan
sense of movement (often in a static work of art); dynamic; vivid; lifelike

医術

see styles
 ijutsu / いじゅつ (noun - becomes adjective with の) medicine; healing art

卒制

see styles
 sotsusei;sossei / sotsuse;sosse / そつせい;そっせい (abbreviation) (See 卒業制作) art project which is done in place of a graduation thesis at a college of arts

南拳

see styles
nán quán / nan2 quan2
nan ch`üan / nan chüan
Nanquan - "Southern Fist" (Chinese Martial Art)

単館

see styles
 tankan / たんかん (n,adj-f) art-house (film, etc.)

受身

see styles
shòu shēn / shou4 shen1
shou shen
 jushin / うけみ
(n,adj-no,adj-na) (1) the defensive; (2) passive attitude; passivity; passiveness; (3) (linguistics terminology) the passive; passive voice; (4) (martial arts term) ukemi (the art of falling safely)
to be reborn into a new body

古樸


古朴

see styles
gǔ pǔ / gu3 pu3
ku p`u / ku pu
simple and unadorned (of art, architecture etc)

古流

see styles
 koryuu / koryu / こりゅう old manners; old style; old school (of art)

古糊

see styles
 furunori / ふるのり aged paste; microbially fermented weak adhesive for restoration of Japanese works of art on paper

名取

see styles
 natori / なとり (1) accredited master (of a performing art); (2) being famous; being popular; (3) famous person; (place-name, surname) Natori

名家

see styles
míng jiā / ming2 jia1
ming chia
 meika / meka / めいか
renowned expert; master (of an art or craft)
(1) distinguished family; noted family; noble family; (2) (See 家格) family status in the Imperial Court; (3) master (of a craft); expert; (place-name) Myouke

周家

see styles
zhōu jiā / zhou1 jia1
chou chia
 shuuji / shuji / しゅうじ
the Zhou family (household, firm etc); Jow-Ga Kung Fu - Martial Art
(surname) Shuuji

味到

see styles
 mitou / mito / みとう (noun/participle) (See 味得) appreciating fully (e.g. work of art)

味得

see styles
 mitoku / みとく (noun/participle) appreciating fully (e.g. work of art)

命理

see styles
mìng lǐ / ming4 li3
ming li
fate; predestination; divinatory art

和上

see styles
hé shàng / he2 shang4
ho shang
 wajō / わじょう
(1) (honorific or respectful language) preceptor or high priest (in Shingon, Hosso, Ritsu or Shin Buddhism); (2) second highest priestly rank in Buddhism; (3) master (of one's art, trade, etc.); (1) (honorific or respectful language) preceptor or high priest (in Tendai or Kegon Buddhism); (2) second highest priestly rank in Buddhism; (3) monk (esp. the head monk of a temple); (4) master (of one's art, trade, etc.); (place-name) Wajou
a senior monk (a teacher-monk) who has the authority to administer the precepts

和尚

see styles
hé shang / he2 shang5
ho shang
 ōshō / わじょう
Buddhist monk
(1) (honorific or respectful language) preceptor or high priest (in Shingon, Hosso, Ritsu or Shin Buddhism); (2) second highest priestly rank in Buddhism; (3) master (of one's art, trade, etc.); (1) (honorific or respectful language) preceptor or high priest (in Tendai or Kegon Buddhism); (2) second highest priestly rank in Buddhism; (3) monk (esp. the head monk of a temple); (4) master (of one's art, trade, etc.); (1) (honorific or respectful language) preceptor or high priest (esp. in Zen or Pure Land Buddhism); (2) second highest priestly rank in Buddhism; (3) monk (esp. the head monk of a temple); (4) master (of one's art, trade, etc.); (personal name) Wajou
A general term for a monk. It is said to be derived from Khotan in the form of 和闍 or 和社 (or 烏社) which might be a translit. of vandya (Tibetan and Khotani ban-de), 'reverend.' Later it took the form of 和尚 or 和上. The 律宗 use 和上, others generally 和尚. The Sanskrit term used in its interpretation is 鳥波陀耶 upādhyāya, a 'sub-teacher' of the Vedas, inferior to an ācārya; this is intp. as 力生 strong in producing (knowledge), or in begetting strength in his disciples; also by 知有罪知無罪 a discerner of sin from not-sin, or the sinful from the not-sinful. It has been used as a synonym for 法師 a teacher of doctrine, in distinction from 律師 a teacher of the vinaya, also from 禪師 a teacher of the Intuitive school; preceptor

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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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