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Characters Pronunciation
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Japanese tetsujin / てつじん
 Vertical Wall Scroll
Japanese iron man; strong man; (given name) Temujin



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Mandarin gāng tiě xiá / gang1 tie3 xia2
Taiwan kang t`ieh hsia / kang tieh hsia
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Chinese Iron Man, comic book superhero


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Mandarin chéng jí sī hán / cheng2 ji2 si1 han2
Taiwan ch`eng chi ssu han / cheng chi ssu han
Japanese jingisukan / じんぎすかん
 Vertical Wall Scroll
Chinese Genghis Khan (1162-1227)
Japanese (ateji / phonetic) (kana only) Japanese mutton and vegetable dish; slotted dome cast iron grill for preparing this dish; (person) Genghis Khan



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Mandarin mó chǔ chéng zhēn / mo2 chu3 cheng2 zhen1
Taiwan mo ch`u ch`eng chen / mo chu cheng chen
Chinese to grind an iron bar down to a fine needle (idiom); fig. to persevere in a difficult task; to study diligently


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Japanese tesshinsekichou / tesshinsekicho / てっしんせきちょう
 Vertical Wall Scroll
Japanese (yoji) will of iron

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Mandarin tiě / tie3
Taiwan t`ieh / tieh
Japanese tetsu / てつ
Chinese iron (metal); arms; weapons; hard; strong; violent; unshakeable; determined; close; tight (slang)
Japanese (out-dated kanji) (1) iron (Fe); (adj-no,n) (2) strong and hard (as iron); (n,n-suf,n-pref) (3) (abbreviation) railway; (n,n-pref) (4) (colloquialism) railway enthusiast; (surname, given name) Tetsu
Iron; iron

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Mandarin xié / xie2
Taiwan hsieh
Chinese (precise meaning unknown, relates to iron); variant of 協|协[xie2]

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Mandarin yīn / yin1
Taiwan yin
Japanese in / いん
Chinese cause; reason; because
Japanese (1) cause; factor; (2) {Buddh} (See 縁・えん・5) hetu (direct cause, esp. as opposed to indirect conditions); (3) (See 因明) the basis of one's argument (in hetuvidya); (personal name) Yukari
hetu: a cause: because: a reason: to follow, it follows, that which produces a 果 result or effect. 因 is a primary cause in comparison with 緣 pratyaya which is an environmental or secondary cause. In the 十因十果 ten causes and ten effects, adultery results in the iron bed, the copper pillar, and the eight hot hells; covetousness in the cold hells; and so on, as shown in the 楞嚴經. Translit. in, yin. Cf. 印.

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Mandarin lào / lao4
Taiwan lao
Chinese to brand; to iron; to bake (in a pan)

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Mandarin yùn / yun4
Taiwan yün
Japanese noshi / のし    nushi / ぬし
Chinese an iron; to iron
Japanese (out-dated or obsolete kana usage) (kana only) long thin strip of dried sea-ear or paper attached to a gift

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Mandarin tàng / tang4
Taiwan t`ang / tang
Chinese to scald; to burn (by scalding); to blanch (cooking); to heat (something) up in hot water; to perm; to iron; scalding hot

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Mandarin gōu / gou1
Taiwan kou
Japanese kagari / かがり
Chinese bamboo frame for drying clothes; bamboo cage
Japanese (1) (kana only) iron basket for torches; cresset; brazier; (2) (abbreviation) (kana only) (See 篝火・1) bonfire; (surname, female given name) Kagari

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Mandarin/ fu3
Taiwan fu
Japanese kama / かま
Chinese kettle; cauldron
Japanese iron pot; kettle; (surname) Kama

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Mandarin zhì / zhi4
Taiwan chih
Japanese magane / まがね
Chinese old variant of 紩[zhi4]
Japanese (1) iron (Fe); (adj-no,n) (2) strong and hard (as iron); (n,n-suf,n-pref) (3) (abbreviation) railway; (n,n-pref) (4) (colloquialism) railway enthusiast; iron; (out-dated kanji) (1) money; (2) metal; (given name) Magane

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Mandarin/ ju4
Taiwan chü
Chinese hard iron; hook; variant of 巨[ju4]; variant of 詎|讵[ju4]

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Mandarin xiǎn / xian3
Taiwan hsien
Japanese zuku / ずく
Chinese shining metal; (old) the 16th of the month (abbreviation used in telegrams)
Japanese (abbreviation) (colloquialism) (See 銑鉄) pig iron; (given name) Sen

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Mandarin tǐng / ting3
Taiwan t`ing / ting
Japanese jō
Chinese big arrow; walk fast
iron or copper ore; iron or copper ore

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Mandarin juàn / juan4
Taiwan chüan
Chinese to bend iron

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Mandarin kǎi / kai3
Taiwan k`ai / kai
Chinese high quality iron

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Mandarin móu / mou2
Taiwan mou
Chinese iron pot; metal cap

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Mandarin màn / man4
Taiwan man
Japanese kote;kote / こて;コテ
Chinese side of coin without words; trowel
Japanese (1) (kana only) flat-iron; (2) (kana only) soldering iron; (3) (kana only) crimper; curling tongs; (4) (kana only) trowel

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Mandarin tiě / tie3
Taiwan t`ieh / tieh
Japanese tetsu / てつ
Chinese variant of 鐵|铁[tie3], iron
Japanese (surname) Tetsu

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Mandarin jiān / jian1
Taiwan chien
Chinese awl; sharp iron point

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Mandarin biān / bian1
Taiwan pien
Japanese muchi / むち
Chinese whip or lash; to flog; to whip; conductor's baton; segmented iron weapon (old); penis (of animal, served as food)
Japanese (out-dated or obsolete kana usage) (1) whip; lash; scourge; (2) stick; cane; rod; pointer; (surname) Muchi

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Mandarin yīn / yin1
Taiwan yin
Chinese iron-gray (horse)

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Mandarin qián / qian2
Taiwan ch`ien / chien
Chinese big iron pot; cauldron; variant of 甑[zeng4], rice pot



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Mandarin chéng shì / cheng2 shi4
Taiwan ch`eng shih / cheng shih
Chinese to seize the opportunity; to strike while the iron is hot


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Mandarin wǔ jīn / wu3 jin1
Taiwan wu chin
Chinese metal hardware (nuts and bolts); the five metals: gold, silver, copper, iron and tin 金銀銅鐵錫|金银铜铁锡


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Japanese nosu / のす Japanese (v5s,vi) (1) to stretch; to extend; to lengthen; to spread; (Godan verb with "su" ending) (2) to gain influence; to become stronger; to increase (e.g. in scope); (v5s,vi) (3) to go further; (transitive verb) (4) to smooth out; to roll out; (5) to spread out (something folded); (6) to iron; (7) to knock out; to knock down



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Mandarin liù lún / liu4 lun2
Taiwan liu lun
Japanese rokurin / ろくわ
Japanese (place-name) Rokuwa
The six kinds of cakravartī, or wheel-kings, each allotted to one of the 六位; the iron-wheel king to the 十信位, copper 十住, silver 十行, gold 十廻向, crystal 十地, and pearl 等覺; six wheel-turners


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Japanese sukiyaki / すきやき Japanese (food term) sukiyaki; thin slices of beef, cooked with various vegetables in a table-top cast-iron pan


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Mandarin jié bō / jie2 bo1
Taiwan chieh po
Japanese kōhi
Chinese kalpa (loanword) (Hinduism)
kalpa; also劫簸; 劫跛; v. 劫. Aeon, age. The period of time between the creation and recreation ofa world or universe; also the kalpas offormation, existence, destruction, and non-existence, which four as acomplete period are called mahākalpa 大劫. Eachgreat kalpa is subdivided into four asaṇkhyeya-kalpas (阿僧企耶 i.e. numberless,incalculable): (1) kalpa of destructionsaṃvarta; (2)kalpaof utter annihilation, or empty kalpa 増滅劫; 空劫 saṃvarta-siddha; (3) kalpa of formation 成劫 vivarta; (4) kalpa ofexistence 住劫 vivartasiddha; or they may betaken in the order 成住壤空. Each of the four kalpas is subdivided into twenty antara-kalpas, 小劫 or small kalpas, so that a mahākalpaconsists of eighty small kalpas. Each smallkalpa is divided into a period of 増 increaseand 減 decrease; the increase period is ruled over by the four cakravartīs in succession, i.e. the four ages of iron,copper, silver, gold, during which the length of human life increases by oneyear every century to 84,000 years, and the length of the human body to8,400 feet. Then comes the kalpa of decreasedivided into periods of the three woes, pestilence, war, famine, duringwhich the length of human life is gradually reduced to ten years and thehuman body to 1 foot in height. There are other distinctions of the kalpas. A small kalpa isrepresented as 16,800,000 years, a kalpa as336,000,000 years, and a mahākalpa as1,334,000,000 years. There are many ways of illustrating the length of akalpa, e.g. pass a soft cloth over a solid rock40 li in size once in a hundred years, whenfinally the rock has been thus worn away a kalpa will not yet have passed; or a city of 40 li, filled with mustard seeds, one being removed everycentury till all have gone, a kalpa will notyet have passed. Cf. 成劫.


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Mandarin huà jiě / hua4 jie3
Taiwan hua chieh
Chinese to dissolve; to resolve (contradictions); to dispel (doubts); to iron out (difficulties); to defuse (conflicts); to neutralize (fears)


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Japanese furugane / ふるがね Japanese scrap iron; scrap metal; (surname) Furugane


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Japanese kotetsu / こてつ Japanese scrap iron; scrap metal; (surname) Kotetsu



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Mandarin sì lún / si4 lun2
Taiwan ssu lun
Japanese shirin / よんりん
Japanese (can be adjective with の) four-wheeled
The four wheels or circles: (1) 大地四輪 the four on which the earth rests, wind (or air), water, metal, and space. (2) Four images with wheels, yellow associated with metal or gold, white with water, red with fire, and black with wind. (3) The four dhyāni-buddhas, 金剛輪 Akṣobhya; 寳輪 Ratnasaṃbhava; 法輪 Amitābha; 羯磨輪 Amoghasiddhi. (4) Also the four metals, gold, silver, copper, iron, of the cakravartin kings.


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Mandarin huí huǒ / hui2 huo3
Taiwan hui huo
Chinese to temper (iron); to flare back; flareback (in a gas burner); (of an engine) to backfire


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Japanese kenshi / けんし Japanese iron purpose; (personal name) Kenji


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Mandarin nǚ sè / nv3 se4
Taiwan nü se
Japanese nyoshiki / じょしょく;にょしょく;じょしき
Chinese female charms; femininity
Japanese woman's beauty or charms; love affair with a woman; lust for women
Female beauty— is a chain, a serious delusion, a grievous calamity. The 智度論 14 says it is better to burn out the eyes with a red-hot iron than behold woman with unsteady heart; female beauty


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Japanese kuzutetsu / くずてつ Japanese scrap iron


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Japanese obigane / おびがね Japanese iron band; (surname) Taikin



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Mandarin fèi tiě / fei4 tie3
Taiwan fei t`ieh / fei tieh
Chinese scrap iron


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Japanese nobekane / のべかね Japanese (obscure) iron containing less than 0.04% carbon


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Japanese bengara;bengara / べんがら;ベンガラ Japanese (See 紅殻) red iron oxide (dut: Bengala); rouge


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Japanese kyouken / kyoken / きょうけん Japanese strong power of the state; iron fist; heavy hand


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Japanese keikou / keko / けいこう Japanese armor made from small iron plates bound by leather cords (from Kofun to Nara periods)



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Mandarin náo gōu / nao2 gou1
Taiwan nao kou
Chinese iron hook at the end a long pole



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Mandarin bō wén / bo1 wen2
Taiwan po wen
Japanese hamon / はもん
Chinese ripple; corrugation
Japanese (1) ripple; ring on the water; (2) repercussions; (3) {music} Japanese slit drum; instrument made of iron with slits on top; makes a rippling sound



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Mandarin liú jiāng / liu2 jiang1
Taiwan liu chiang
Japanese rushō
Liquid broth of molten copper, or grains of red-hot iron, in one of the hells; liquid copper


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Japanese yousen / yosen / ようせん Japanese molten iron



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Mandarin lào tie / lao4 tie5
Taiwan lao t`ieh / lao tieh
Chinese flatiron; iron; branding iron; soldering iron


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Japanese yakiin / yakin / やきいん Japanese brand (burnt-in mark of identification); branding iron


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Japanese yakigote / やきごて Japanese (1) soldering iron; hot iron; (2) brand; mark; stigma



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Mandarin liàn tiě / lian4 tie3
Taiwan lien t`ieh / lien tieh
Chinese smelting iron


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Japanese yousen / yosen / ようせん Japanese molten iron



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Mandarin shú tiě / shu2 tie3
Taiwan shu t`ieh / shu tieh
Chinese wrought iron


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Mandarin yùn dǒu / yun4 dou3
Taiwan yün tou
Japanese noshi / のし
Chinese clothes iron
Japanese (out-dated or obsolete kana usage) (kana only) long thin strip of dried sea-ear or paper attached to a gift; (surname) Noshi



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Mandarin yùn tàng / yun4 tang4
Taiwan yün t`ang / yün tang
Chinese to iron (clothes)



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Mandarin tàng píng / tang4 ping2
Taiwan t`ang p`ing / tang ping
Chinese to press (clothes); to iron out (wrinkles)



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Mandarin tàng dǒu / tang4 dou3
Taiwan t`ang tou / tang tou
Chinese clothes iron



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Mandarin tàng yī / tang4 yi1
Taiwan t`ang i / tang i
Chinese to iron (clothes)


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Japanese gyuunabe / gyunabe / ぎゅうなべ Japanese (See すきやき) thin slices of beef, cooked with various vegetables in a table-top cast-iron pan; sukiyaki


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Japanese dotsuko / どつこ Japanese (1) (Buddhist term) single-pronged vajra; tokko; dokko; copper or iron implement, pointed at both ends, used in esoteric Buddhist rituals; (2) cloth of a tokko pattern; (surname) Dotsuko


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Japanese dokko / どっこ    tokko / とっこ Japanese (1) (Buddhist term) single-pronged vajra; tokko; dokko; copper or iron implement, pointed at both ends, used in esoteric Buddhist rituals; (2) cloth of a tokko pattern


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Japanese dotsuko / どつこ Japanese (1) (Buddhist term) single-pronged vajra; tokko; dokko; copper or iron implement, pointed at both ends, used in esoteric Buddhist rituals; (2) cloth of a tokko pattern; (surname) Dotsuko


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Japanese saruboo / さるぼお Japanese (1) cheek pouch (monkey, squirrel, etc.); (2) iron mask that covers the chin and cheeks (worn by samurai); (3) (abbreviation) Anadara kagoshimensis (species of ark clam)


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Japanese tamahagane / たまはがね Japanese steel made from iron sand or black sand (used in sword blades)



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Mandarin shēng tiě / sheng1 tie3
Taiwan sheng t`ieh / sheng tieh
Chinese pig iron



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Mandarin yì lùn / yi4 lun4
Taiwan i lun
Japanese iron / いろん
Japanese different opinion; objection
disputing position


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Japanese hakusen / はくせん Japanese white pig iron



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Mandarin bái tiě / bai2 tie3
Taiwan pai t`ieh / pai tieh
Chinese galvanized iron


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Japanese satetsu / さてつ Japanese iron sand; magnetite sand


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Mandarin gōu huǒ / gou1 huo3
Taiwan kou huo
Japanese kagaribi / かがりび
Chinese bonfire
Japanese (1) fire built in an iron basket (watch fire, fishing fire, etc.); bonfire; campfire; (2) (archaism) brothel-keeper (Edo period)


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Japanese benigara / べにがら Japanese (See 弁柄) red iron oxide (dut: Bengala); rouge


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Japanese rentetsu / れんてつ Japanese (noun - becomes adjective with の) wrought iron


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Japanese seitetsu / setetsu / せいてつ Japanese (noun - becomes adjective with の) iron manufacture


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Japanese seisen / sesen / せいせん Japanese pig iron making; pig iron manufacturing


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Mandarin jiǎo zhēn / jiao3 zhen1
Taiwan chiao chen
Chinese beck iron (corner of anvil)



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Mandarin jiǎo tiě / jiao3 tie3
Taiwan chiao t`ieh / chiao tieh
Chinese angle iron



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Mandarin lù hè / lu4 he4
Taiwan lu ho
Japanese roka
loha, copper, also gold, iron, etc.


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Japanese nantetsu / なんてつ Japanese soft iron



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Mandarin lún bǎo / lun2 bao3
Taiwan lun pao
Japanese rinbō / りんぽう
Japanese (out-dated kanji) (Buddhist term) Cakraratna; wheel-shaped treasure possessed by the ideal universal ruler, carried in front of him during excursions to allow easy passage
A cakravartin's wheel, i.e. either gold, silver, copper, or iron, manifesting his rank and power; wheel-treasure



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Mandarin lún wáng / lun2 wang2
Taiwan lun wang
Japanese rinō
A cakravartin, 'a ruler the wheels of whose chariot roll everywhere without obstruction; an emperor, a sovereign of the world, a supreme ruler.' M.W. A Buddha, whose truth and realm are universal. There are four kinds of cakravartin, symbolized by wheels of gold, silver, copper, and iron; each possesses the seven precious things, 七寶 q.v; wheel-turning king



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Mandarin zhuǎn lún / zhuan3 lun2
Taiwan chuan lun
Japanese tenrin
Chinese rotating disk; wheel; rotor; cycle of reincarnation in Buddhism
cakravartī, "a ruler the wheels of whose chariot roll everywhere without hindrance." M.W. Revolving wheels; to turn a wheel: also 轉輪王 (轉輪聖王); 輪王; 轉輪聖帝, cf. 斫. The symbol is the cakra or disc, which is of four kinds indicating the rank, i.e. gold, silver, copper, or iron, the iron cakravartī ruling over one continent, the south; the copper, over two, east and south: the silver, over three, east, west, and south; the golden being supreme over all the four continents. The term is also applied to the gods over a universe, and to a buddha as universal spiritual king, and as preacher of the supreme doctrine. Only a cakravartī possesses the 七寳 saptaratna and 1, 000 sons. The cakra, or discus, is also a missile used by a cakravartī for overthrowing his enemies. Its origin is probably the sun with its myriad rays.


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Japanese kanakuso / かなくそ Japanese (1) slag; dross; (2) iron rust; (place-name) Kanakuso


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Japanese kanabou / kanabo / かなぼう Japanese (1) metal rod; metal bar; iron rod; crowbar; (2) iron club; iron staff with rings on top (traditionally used by night watchmen); (place-name, surname) Kanabou


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Japanese kanake / かなけ Japanese metallic taste; taste of iron; (personal name) Kaneki


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Japanese kanakugi / かなくぎ Japanese (1) iron nail; metal nail; (2) (abbreviation) (See 金釘流・かなくぎりゅう) scrawl; scrawled writing; (surname) Kanekugi


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Japanese kintetsu / きんてつ Japanese gold and iron; firmness; adamancy


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Japanese kanehachi / かねはち Japanese (1) metal bowl; (2) iron helmet; (place-name) Kanehachi


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Japanese tsurikama / つりかま Japanese iron kettle suspended on a chain; (surname) Tsurikama



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Mandarin gǔ mǔ / gu3 mu3
Taiwan ku mu
Chinese (literary) clothes iron


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Japanese tessan / てっさん Japanese steel or iron dome


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Japanese tetsubun / てつぶん Japanese (as a nutrient or in water) iron (content)


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Japanese tekken / てっけん Japanese iron sword


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Japanese tetsuzai / てつざい Japanese (medicinal) iron preparations


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Japanese tekkai / てっかい Japanese lump of iron; iron ingot


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Japanese tetsuen / てつえん Japanese iron salt; ferric salt


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Japanese teppeki / てっぺき Japanese (1) iron wall; impregnable fortress; (can be adjective with の) (2) impregnable; invulnerable; unassailable; cast-iron


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Japanese kanakuso / かなくそ Japanese (1) slag; dross; (2) iron rust

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


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