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dry; dried food; empty; hollow; taken in to nominal kinship; adoptive; foster; futile; in vain; (dialect) rude; blunt; (dialect) to cold-shoulder
qian (one of the trigrams of the I Ching: heaven, northwest); (surname) Nukui
Dry, dried up, clean; heaven, male, masculine, enduring, continual. Translit. gan and h.


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{comp} Data Access Object; DAO; (female given name) Tao


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sì dà
    si4 da4
ssu ta

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Shidai / Sida / Mahabhuta
the four elements: earth, water, fire, and wind (Buddhism); the four freedoms: speaking out freely, airing views fully, holding great debates, and writing big-character posters, 大鳴大放|大鸣大放[da4 ming2 da4 fang4], 大辯論|大辩论[da4 bian4 lun4], 大字報|大字报[da4 zi4 bao4] (PRC)
(1) {Buddh} the four elements (earth, water, fire, wind); (2) the human body; (3) Tao, heaven, earth and king
mahābhūta, 四界; 四大界. The four elements of which all things are made; or the four realms; i. e. earth, water, fire, and wind (or air); they represent 堅, 濕, 煖, and 動 solid, liquid, heat, and motion; motion produces and maintains life. As 實 active or formative forces they are styled 四界 (四大界) ; as 假 passive or material objects they are 四大; but the 成實論 Satyasiddhi śāstra disputes the 實 and recognizes only the 假.



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yì jīng
    yi4 jing1
i ching

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The Book of Changes / I Ching
The Book of Changes ("I Ching")

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to cash; to exchange; to add (liquid); to blend; one of the Eight Trigrams 八卦[ba1 gua4], symbolizing swamp; ☱
dui (one of the trigrams of the I Ching: swamp, west); (given name) Tooru

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pit; threshold; one of the Eight Trigrams 八卦[ba1 gua4], symbolizing water; ☵
(1) (archaism) pit; hole; (2) kan (one of the trigrams of the I Ching: water, north); (surname) Kita

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one of the Eight Trigrams 八卦[ba1 gua4], symbolizing earth; female principle; ☷; ancient Chinese compass point: 225° (southwest)
kun (one of the trigrams of the I Ching: earth, southwest); (given name) Mamoru

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(place-name) Tao

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to obey; one of the Eight Trigrams 八卦[ba1 gua4], symbolizing wood and wind; ☴; ancient Chinese compass point: 135° (southeast)
xun (one of the trigrams of the I Ching: wind, southeast); (given name) Yuzuru

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easy; amiable; to change; to exchange; prefix corresponding to the English adjective suffix "-able" or "-ible"
(1) type of cleromancy divination (described in the Book of Changes) performed with long sticks; (2) (abbreviation) (See 易経) The Book of Changes; Yijing; I Ching; (given name) Yasushi
Change; easy.

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one of the Eight Trigrams 八卦[ba1 gua4], symbolizing mountain; ☶; ancient Chinese compass point: 45° (northeast)
gen (one of the trigrams of the I Ching: mountain, northeast); (given name) Gon

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to leave; to part from; to be away from; (in giving distances) from; without (something); independent of; one of the Eight Trigrams 八卦[ba1 gua4], symbolizing fire; ☲
li (one of the trigrams of the I Ching: fire, south); (surname) Mato
To leave, part from, apart from. abandon; translit. li, le, r, re, rai.

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to shake; to vibrate; to jolt; to quake; excited; shocked; one of the Eight Trigrams 八卦[ba1 gua4], symbolizing thunder; ☳
zhen (one of the trigrams of the I Ching: thunder, east); (surname) Tatsumi
To shake, thunder, tremble, awe, quicken; translit. cin, ci.


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jing (Korean gong) (kor:); (place-name) Chin (Burmah); Ching; Chinn; Zinn


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nán shān
    nan2 shan1
nan shan
Nanshan or Namsan, common place name; Nanshan district of Shenzhen City 深圳市, Guangdong
(1) southern mountains; mountains to the south; (2) (See 北嶺・1) Mount Kōya (esp. Kongōbu-ji); (place-name, surname) Minamiyama
Southern hill, name of a monastery which gave its name to 道宣 Tao-hsuan of the Tang dynasty, founder of the 四分律 school.



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zhà wáng
    zha4 wang2
cha wang


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zhōu yì
    zhou1 yi4
chou i
 shuueki / shueki
another name for Book of Changes (I Ching) 易經|易经[Yi4 jing1]
(See 易経) divination (based on the Book of Changes); (personal name) Shuueki


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(female given name) Tao


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(surname) Tao


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(female given name) Tao


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(given name) Tao



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dǎo yǐn
    dao3 yin3
tao yin
 douin / doin
same as 引導|引导[yin3 dao3]; Dao Yin, Daoist exercises involving breathing, stretching and self-massage
(1) guidance; showing the way; (2) (See あん摩・あんま・1) massage; (3) tao yin; Taoist Neigong; Taoist exercises
To lead.


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cháng dào
    chang2 dao4
ch`ang tao
    chang tao
normal and proper practice; conventional practice; common occurrence
normal practice; proper practice; (surname, given name) Tsunemichi
Eternal Tao; the way of eternity; regular ways, the regulation path.



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yì zhuàn
    yi4 zhuan4
i chuan
Yi Zhuan, commentary on the "Book of Changes" or "I Ching" 易經|易经[Yi4 jing1]


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 ekikyou / ekikyo
(See 五経) The Book of Changes; Yijing; I Ching



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xīng dǎo
    xing1 dao3
hsing tao
Sing Tao, Hong Kong media group and publisher of Sing Tao Daily 星島日報|星岛日报
(surname) Hoshijima


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 shokyou / shokyo
(See 五経) The Book of Documents; The Book of History; Shujing; Shu Ching


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(personal name) Tao



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xuán jué
    xuan2 jue2
hsüan chüeh
(personal name) Genkaku
Hsüan-chio, a Wenchow monk, also named 明道 Ming-tao, who had a large following; he is said to have attained to enlightenment in one night, hence is known as 一宿覺.


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 taou / tao
(surname) Taou



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shí tāo
    shi2 tao1
shih t`ao
    shih tao
Shi Tao (1642-1707), Chinese landscape painter and poet


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jīng qī
    jing1 qi1
ching ch`i
    ching chi
Ching-ch'i throne-stream, name of the ninth Tiantai patriarch 湛然 Chan-jan.



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zàng jīng
    zang4 jing1
tsang ching
The Canon, of which there are catalogues varying in number of contents, the first by Liang Wudi of 5,400 juan; the Kai Yuan Catalogue contained 5,048 juan. The oldest existing canon is believed to be the Korean with 6,467 juan; the Song canon has 5,714; the Yuan, 5,397; the Japanese, 665 covers; the Ming, 6,771 juan, reprinted in the Ching dynasty with supplement; and a new and much enlarged edition has recently been published in Shanghai, and one in Tokyo; cf. 三藏 and 一切經.


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pán táo
    pan2 tao2
p`an t`ao
    pan tao
 bantou / banto
flat peach (aka Saturn peach or donut peach); the peaches of immortality kept by Xi Wangmu 西王母
(kana only) donut peach (Amygdalus persica var. compressa); UFO peach; flat peach; pan tao peach; Saturn peach; saucer peach; (given name) Bantō


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 shikyou / shikyo
(See 五経) The Classic of Poetry; The Book of Songs; The Book of Odes; Shijing; Shih Ching


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táo zhé
    tao2 zhe2
t`ao che
    tao che
David Tao (1969-), Taiwanese singer-songwriter



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táo qián
    tao2 qian2
t`ao ch`ien
    tao chien
Tao Qian or Tao Yuanming 陶淵明|陶渊明 (c. 365-427), Jin dynasty writer and poet


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 touken / token
(person) Tao Qian (2nd century CE Chinese commander and politician)



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huáng tāo
    huang2 tao1
huang t`ao
    huang tao
Huang Tao (840-911), late Tang poet



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liú qīng yún
    liu2 qing1 yun2
liu ch`ing yün
    liu ching yün
Lau Ching-Wan (1964-), Hong Kong actor


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 godoushi / godoshi
(person) Wu Daozi; Wu Tao-tzu (approx. 680-750 CE)


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 godougen / godogen
(person) Wu Daozi; Wu Tao-tzu (approx. 680-750 CE)



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wāng jīng wèi
    wang1 jing1 wei4
wang ching wei
Wang Ching-wei (1883-1944), left-wing Guomingdang politician, subsequently Japanese collaborator



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shēn zhé jīng
    shen1 zhe2 jing1
shen che ching
Shenzhe ching



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qīng bǔ liáng
    qing1 bu3 liang2
ch`ing pu liang
    ching pu liang
ching bo leung, an icy, sweet dessert soup


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pò xiàng zōng
    po4 xiang4 zong1
p`o hsiang tsung
    po hsiang tsung
 hasō shū
The sects established by Yungming 永明, Ching-ying 淨影, and Hui-yuan 慧遠, which held the unreality of all things.



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jiǎng jīng guó
    jiang3 jing1 guo2
chiang ching kuo
Chiang Ching-kuo (1910-1988), son of Chiang Kai-shek 蔣介石|蒋介石, Guomindang politician, president of ROC 1978-1988



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lài qīng dé
    lai4 qing1 de2
lai ch`ing te
    lai ching te
William Lai Ching-te (1959-), Taiwanese DPP politician, vice president of the Republic of China from 2020


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 doutokukyou / dotokukyo
Tao Te Ching (classic Chinese text by Lao Tzu); Daodejing


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 doutokukyou / dotokukyo
(out-dated kanji) Tao Te Ching (classic Chinese text by Lao Tzu); Daodejing



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dá wù zú
    da2 wu4 zu2
ta wu tsu
Tao or Yami, one of the indigenous peoples of Taiwan



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guō sōng dào
    guo1 song1 dao4
kuo sung tao
Guo Songdao or Kuo Sun-tao (1818-1891), China's first imperial commissioner (ambassador) to UK and France



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táo zhé xuān
    tao2 zhe2 xuan1
t`ao che hsüan
    tao che hsüan
Terence Tao, Chinese-Australian mathematician, Fields medalist in 2006



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táo zōng yí
    tao2 zong1 yi2
t`ao tsung i
    tao tsung i
Tao Zongyi (c. 1329-1410), Yuan dynasty scholar



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táo yuān míng
    tao2 yuan1 ming2
t`ao yüan ming
    tao yüan ming
 touenmei / toenme
Tao Yuanming (c. 365-427), Jin dynasty writer and poet
(person) Tao Yuanming (365-427 CE)


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táo xíng zhī
    tao2 xing2 zhi1
t`ao hsing chih
    tao hsing chih
Tao Xingzhi (1891-1946), Chinese educator and reformer


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yǎ měi zú
    ya3 mei3 zu2
ya mei tsu
Tao or Yami, one of the indigenous peoples of Taiwan


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 toutetsumon / totetsumon
(hist) tao-tie engraving; figure of a creature of Chinese mythology engraved on bronze ware during the Yin-Chou dynasty



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huáng yǐ jìng
    huang2 yi3 jing4
huang i ching
Wong Yee Ching or Flossie Wong-Staal (1946-2020) Hong Kong American virologist, joint discoverer of the HIV AIDS virus


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liù shí sì guà
    liu4 shi2 si4 gua4
liu shih ssu kua
 rokujuushike / rokujushike
the 64 hexagrams of the Book of Changes (I Ching or Yi Jing) 易經|易经
the 64 hexagrams (of the Book of Changes)



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zhōu bì suàn jīng
    zhou1 bi4 suan4 jing1
chou pi suan ching
Zhou Bi Suan Jing, or Chou Pei Suan Ching, one of the oldest Chinese texts on astronomy and mathematics



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wéi shì yuán jiào
    wei2 shi4 yuan2 jiao4
wei shih yüan chiao
 yuishiki engyō
The third of the three divisions of the Buddha's teaching as defined by Tao-hsuan of Nan-shan, the perfect doctrine of idealism.


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shì lì tí pó
    shi4 li4 ti2 po2
shih li t`i p`o
    shih li ti po
Śrīdeva, name of 道希 Tao-hsi, a noted monk.


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(wk) Gui Qu Lai Ci (Come Away Home, classic Chinese poem by Tao Yuanming, 405 CE)



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xīng dǎo rì bào
    xing1 dao3 ri4 bao4
hsing tao jih pao
Sing Tao Daily, Hong Kong newspaper



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shēng zhào róng ruì
    sheng1 zhao4 rong2 rui4
sheng chao jung jui
 shō chō yū ei
Four great disciples of Kumārajīva, the Indian Buddhajīva or 道生 Tao-sheng and the three Chinese 僧肇 Seng-chao, 道融 Tao-jung, and 僧叡 Seng-jui.


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(person) Tao Yasushi (1954.1.8-)



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mǎ zǔ dào yī
    ma3 zu3 dao4 yi1
ma tsu tao i
 basodouitsu / basodoitsu
(person) Mazu Daoyi; Ma-tsu Tao-yi (709-788)
Mazu Daoyi


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 roushidoutokukyou / roshidotokukyo
(wk) Tao Te Ching by Lao Tzu; Dao De Jing by Laozi



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wèi wǔ dǒu mǐ zhé yāo
    wei4 wu3 dou3 mi3 zhe2 yao1
wei wu tou mi che yao
(allusion to Tao Qian 陶潛|陶潜[Tao2 Qian2], who used this phrase when he resigned from government service rather than show subservience to a visiting inspector) to bow and scrape for five pecks of rice (that being a part of his salary as a local magistrate); (fig.) to compromise one's principles for the sake of a salary


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Yami people; Tao people


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 konkoumyousaishououkyou / konkomyosaishookyo
(See 金光明経) Golden Light Sutra (as translated into Chinese by the monk I Ching)


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 kouryouyuukai / koryoyukai
(expression) (yoji) (from I Ching) the arrogant dragon will have cause to repent; he who reaches the top is bound to fail if he is not prudent



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mí lè pú sà suǒ wèn běn yuàn jīng
    mi2 le4 pu2 sa4 suo3 wen4 ben3 yuan4 jing1
mi le p`u sa so wen pen yüan ching
    mi le pu sa so wen pen yüan ching
 Miroku bosatsu shomon hongan kyō
Mi-le p'u-sa so-wen pen-yvan ching


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 doutokukyou / dotokukyo
Tao Te Ching (classic Chinese text by Lao Tzu); Daodejing


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 kyuusounoutenaharuidoyoriokoru / kyusonotenaharuidoyoriokoru
(exp,v5r) (proverb) (rare) (from Tao Te Ching, also as 九層の台も累土より起こる) (See 塵も積もれば山となる) many a little makes a mickle; every little helps; the tower of nine storeys (stories) rose from a small heap of earth

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

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