聖母 in Chinese / Japanese...

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Holy Mother / Saint Mary

shèng mǔ
Holy Mother / Saint Mary Scroll

聖母 is the title for the Holy Mother, Madonna, or Virgin Mary as used by Catholic Chinese, Korean, and Japanese people.

I think this would be a very cool wall scroll for a devout Catholic who also appreciates Asian artwork and language.

Note: Koreans often put a third character after these two which creates a title that means "Hail Mary", however, this character is not added, or used in the same way in Japanese or Chinese. If you want that Korean title, just let me know, and we'll add that character for you. The two-character title shown to the left is universal, so I think it's the best choice.

The following table may be helpful for those studying Chinese or Japanese...

Title CharactersRomaji (Romanized Japanese)Various forms of Romanized Chinese
Holy Mother
Saint Mary
seiboshèng mǔ / sheng4 mu3 / sheng mu / shengmu
In some entries above you will see that characters have different versions above and below a line.
In these cases, the characters above the line are Traditional Chinese, while the ones below are Simplified Chinese.

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Below are some entries from our dictionary that may match your 聖母 search...


If shown, 2nd row is Simp. Chinese

Simple Dictionary Definition



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shèng mǔ / sheng4 mu3
sheng mu
 seibo / sebo / せいぼ
Holy Mother / Saint Mary Scroll
(1) holy mother; birth mother of a holy man (or woman); (2) Virgin Mary; (female given name) Maria


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 seiboen / seboen / せいぼえん (place-name) Seiboen



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shèng mǔ biǎo / sheng4 mu3 biao3
sheng mu piao
(Internet slang) sanctimonious bitch


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 seiboyama / seboyama / せいぼやま (place-name) Seiboyama



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shèng mǔ fēng / sheng4 mu3 feng1
sheng mu feng
Goddess peak (Nepalese: Sagarmatha, Sky Goddess); refers to Mt Chomolungma or Qomolangma (Tibetan), Chinese 珠穆朗瑪峰|珠穆朗玛峰; Mt Everest


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 seibonoen / sebonoen / せいぼのえん (place-name) Seibonoen



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shèng mǔ jiào táng / sheng4 mu3 jiao4 tang2
sheng mu chiao t`ang / sheng mu chiao tang
Church of Our Lady; Frauenkirche



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bā lí shèng mǔ yuàn / ba1 li2 sheng4 mu3 yuan4
pa li sheng mu yüan
Notre-Dame Cathedral (Paris, France)


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 seibomaria / sebomaria / せいぼマリア Virgin Mary; (personal name) Seibomaria



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shèng mǔ shēng tiān jié / sheng4 mu3 sheng1 tian1 jie2
sheng mu sheng t`ien chieh / sheng mu sheng tien chieh
Assumption of the Virgin Mary (Christian festival on 15th August)


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 seibojogakuin / sebojogakuin / せいぼじょがくいん (place-name) Seibojogakuin



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shèng mǔ mǎ lì yà / sheng4 mu3 ma3 li4 ya4
sheng mu ma li ya
Mary (mother of Jesus)


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 seibohishouten / sebohishoten / せいぼひしょうてん (See 聖母マリア) Assumption of Mary (August 15); the Assumption


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 yukinoseiboen / yukinoseboen / ゆきのせいぼえん (place-name) Yukinoseiboen


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 meguminoseibonoie / meguminosebonoie / めぐみのせいぼのいえ (place-name) Meguminoseibonoie


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 matsunoseibogakuen / matsunosebogakuen / まつのせいぼがくえん (place-name) Matsunoseibogakuen


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 kiyokiseibonoie / kiyokisebonoie / きよきせいぼのいえ (place-name) Kiyokiseibonoie


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 seibonoiegakuen / sebonoiegakuen / せいぼのいえがくえん (place-name) Seibonoiegakuen


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 seibonokishien / sebonokishien / せいぼのきしえん (place-name) Seibonokishien

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Holy Mother / Saint Mary Vertical Portrait
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Holy Mother / Saint Mary Vertical Portrait

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A nice Chinese calligraphy wall scroll

The wall scroll that Sandy is holding in this picture is a "large size"
single-character wall scroll.
We also offer custom wall scrolls in small, medium, and an even-larger jumbo size.

A professional Chinese Calligrapher

Professional calligraphers are getting to be hard to find these days.
Instead of drawing characters by hand, the new generation in China merely type roman letters into their computer keyboards and pick the character that they want from a list that pops up.

There is some fear that true Chinese calligraphy may become a lost art in the coming years. Many art institutes in China are now promoting calligraphy programs in hopes of keeping this unique form of art alive.

Trying to learn Chinese calligrapher - a futile effort

Even with the teachings of a top-ranked calligrapher in China, my calligraphy will never be good enough to sell. I will leave that to the experts.

A high-ranked Chinese master calligrapher that I met in Zhongwei

The same calligrapher who gave me those lessons also attracted a crowd of thousands and a TV crew as he created characters over 6-feet high. He happens to be ranked as one of the top 100 calligraphers in all of China. He is also one of very few that would actually attempt such a feat.

Check out my lists of Japanese Kanji Calligraphy Wall Scrolls and Old Korean Hanja Calligraphy Wall Scrolls.