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There are 18 total results for your Sura search.

Characters Pronunciation
Simple Dictionary Definition

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tiān / tian1
t`ien / tien
 ten(p);ame;ama / てん(P);あめ;あま
day; sky; heaven
(1) sky; (2) (てん only) heaven; (3) (てん only) {Buddh} svarga (heaven-like realm visited as a stage of death and rebirth); (4) (てん only) {Buddh} deva (divine being of Buddhism); (5) (てん only) sole of a Japanese sandal; (given name) Hiroshi
Heaven; the sky; a day; cf. dyo, dyaus also as 提婆 a deva, or divine being, deity; and as 素羅 sura, shining, bright; heaven

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jiǔ / jiu3
 sake(p);sasa;ki(ok);kushi(ok);shu / さけ(P);ささ;き(ok);くし(ok);しゅ
wine (esp. rice wine); liquor; spirits; alcoholic beverage; CL:杯[bei1],瓶[ping2],罐[guan4],桶[tong3],缸[gang1]
(See お酒) alcohol; sake; (surname) Zake
surā; maireya; madya. Wine, alcoholic liquor; forbidden to monks and nuns by the fifth commandment.



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xiū luó / xiu1 luo2
hsiu lo
 shura;sura / しゅら;すら
Asura, malevolent spirits in Indian mythology
(1) (abbreviation) {Buddh} (See 阿修羅) Asura; demigod; anti-god; titan; demigods that fight the Devas (gods) in Hindu mythology; (2) fighting; carnage; conflict; strife; (3) sledge (for conveying large rocks, logs, etc.); (4) (See 滑道) log slide; chute; flume; (female given name) Shura
asura, demons who war with Indra; v. 阿修羅; it is also sura, which means a god, or deity; (Skt. asura)


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 sura / すら (particle) (See さえ・1) even


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 sura / スラ (person) Sulla (Lucius Cornelius Sulla, 138-78 BC)


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 suura / sura / すうら (surname) Suura


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 sura / すら (female given name) Sura


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sù lì / su4 li4
su li
窣羅 surī, or surā distilled liquor.



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shū luó / shu1 luo2
shu lo
輸那 śūla, a lance, dart, etc.; also Śūra, hero, heroic.


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 suura / sura / すうら (female given name) Suura


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 suura / sura / すうら (surname) Suura


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 suraa / sura / スラー {music} slur


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 suura / sura / スーラ (personal name) Seurat


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bù yǐn jiǔ / bu4 yin3 jiu3
pu yin chiu
 fu onju
surā-maireya-madya-pramādasthānād vairamaṇī (virati). The fifth of the ten commandments, i. e. against alcohol; abstention from the consumption of alcohol



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xiū luó jiǔ / xiu1 luo2 jiu3
hsiu lo chiu
surā, wine, spirits; but it is also intp. as asura wine, i.e. the nonexistent.


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 suraa / sura / スラヴァ (personal name) Slava



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dà jīng jìn pú sà / da4 jing1 jin4 pu2 sa4
ta ching chin p`u sa / ta ching chin pu sa
 Dai shōjin bosatsu
Śūra, a hero bodhisattva, one of the sixteen in the southern external part of the 金剛界 group.


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 san pedora suura / san pedora sura / サン・ペドラ・スーラ (place-name) San Pedro Sula

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

This page contains 18 results for "Sura" in Chinese and/or Japanese.

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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.

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