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There are 6 total results for your Universe Cosmos search.

Characters Pronunciation
Romanization
Simple Dictionary Definition

宇宙

see styles
yǔ zhòu / yu3 zhou4
yü chou
 uchuu / uchu / うちゅう
 Vertical Wall Scroll
universe; cosmos
universe; cosmos; space; (given name) Hiroshi
universe

六合

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liù hé / liu4 he2
liu ho
 rikugou / rikugo / りくごう
the six directions (north, south, east, west, up, down); the whole country; the universe; everything under the sun
the universe; the cosmos; (place-name) Rokugou
six combinations

太虛


太虚

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tài xū / tai4 xu1
t`ai hsü / tai hsü
 taiko
great emptiness; the void; heaven; the skies; universe; cosmos; original essence of the cosmos
great voidness

大宇宙

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 daiuchuu / daiuchu / だいうちゅう (See 小宇宙) macrocosmos; macrocosm; the universe; the cosmos

大千世界

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dà qiān shì jiè / da4 qian1 shi4 jie4
ta ch`ien shih chieh / ta chien shih chieh
 daisen sekai
great wide world; marvelously diverse world; (Buddhism) cosmos (abbr. for 三千大千世界[san1 qian1 da4 qian1 shi4 jie4])
A major chiliocosm, or universe, of 3,000 great chiliocosms, v. 三千大千.

三千大千世界

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sān qiān dà qiān shì jiè / san1 qian1 da4 qian1 shi4 jie4
san ch`ien ta ch`ien shih chieh / san chien ta chien shih chieh
 sanzendaisensekai / さんぜんだいせんせかい
cosmos (Buddhism)
{Buddh} the whole universe (of a billion worlds) that Buddha enlightened
tri-sahasra-mahā-sahasra-loka-dhātu, a great chiliocosm; 三千; 三千界, 三千世界. Mt. Sumeru and its seven surrounding continents, eight seas and ring of iron mountains form one small world; 1, 000 of these form a small chiliocosm 小千世界; 1, 000 of these small chiliocosms form a medium chiliocosm 中千世界; a thousand of these form a great chiliocosm 大千世界, which thus consists of 1, 000, 000, 000 small worlds. The 三千 indicates the above three kinds of thousands, therefore 三千大千世界 is the same as 大千世界, which is one Buddha-world; one billion worlds

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

This page contains 6 results for "Universe Cosmos" 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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