金剛 in Chinese / Japanese...

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Adamantine / King Kong

jīn gāng
kongou
Adamantine / King Kong Vertical Wall Scroll

金剛 can translate as adamantine from Chinese, Japanese, and old Korean.

Other meanings and translations can include diamond, thunderbolt, Indra's indestructible weapon, Buddhist symbol of the indestructible truth, Vajra (a mythical weapon), guardian deity, hardness, indestructibility, power, the least frangible of minerals.

The Chinese pronunciation of "Jīn Gāng" became the loanword used in English as "King Kong". You can see King Kong as the indestructible ape guardian deity depending on how you read the story.

Diamond

jīn gāng
kon gou
Diamond Vertical Wall Scroll

金剛 is a common way to call diamonds in Chinese and Japanese. Traditionally, there were not that many diamonds that made their way to Asia, so this word does not have the deep cultural significance that it does in the west (thanks mostly to De Beers marketing). Therefore, this word was kind of borrowed from other uses.

This title can also refer to vajra (a Sanskrit word meaning both thunderbolt and diamond that originally refers to an indestructible substance); hard metal; pupa of certain insects; Vajrapani, Buddha's warrior attendant; King Kong; adamantine; Buddhist symbol of the indestructible truth.

Stay Strong / Indestructible / Unbreakable

jīn gāng bù huài
kon gou fu e
Stay Strong / Indestructible / Unbreakable Vertical Wall Scroll

金剛不壞 is originally a Buddhist term for, "The diamond indestructible". Sometimes, it's written 金剛不壞身, The diamond indestructible body.

Outside that context, it still means firm and solid, sturdy and indestructible, unshakable, or adamantine (a mythological indestructible material).


壊 Note: If you order this from the Japanese master calligrapher, the last Kanji will look like the one shown to the right.


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

Title CharactersRomaji (Romanized Japanese)Various forms of Romanized Chinese
Adamantine
King Kong
金剛
金刚
kongou / kongojīn gāng / jin1 gang1 / jin gang / jingangchin kang / chinkang
Diamond金剛
金刚
kon gou / kongou / kon go / kongojīn gāng / jin1 gang1 / jin gang / jingangchin kang / chinkang
Stay Strong
Indestructible
Unbreakable
金剛不壞 / 金剛不壊
金刚不坏
kon gou fu e
kongoufue
kon go fu e
kongofue
jīn gāng bù huài
jin1 gang1 bu4 huai4
jin gang bu huai
jingangbuhuai
chin kang pu huai
chinkangpuhuai
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 金剛 search...

Characters

If shown, 2nd row is Simp. Chinese

Pronunciation
Romanization
Simple Dictionary Definition

金剛


金刚

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jīn gāng / jin1 gang1
chin kang
 kongou / kongo / こんごう
Stay Strong / Indestructible / Unbreakable Vertical Wall Scroll
diamond; (used to translate Sanskrit "vajra", a thunderbolt or mythical weapon); guardian deity (in Buddhist iconography)
(1) vajra (indestructible substance); diamond; adamantine; (2) thunderbolt; Indra's weapon; Buddhist symbol of the indestructible truth; (p,s,g) Kongou
vajra, 伐闍羅; 跋折羅 (or跋闍羅); 縛曰羅(or 縛日羅) The thunderbolt of Indra, often called the diamond club; but recent research considers it a sun symbol. The diamond, synonym of hardness, indestructibility, power, the least frangible of minerals. It is one of the saptaratna 七寶; adamantine

十金剛


十金刚

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shí jīn gāng / shi2 jin1 gang1
shih chin kang
 jū kongō
ten indestructible [minds]

吸金剛

see styles
 kokongou / kokongo / ここんごう Hevajra; Eternal Vajra (tantric Buddhist deity)

周金剛


周金刚

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zhōu jīn gāng / zhou1 jin1 gang1
chou chin kang
 Shū Kongō
Zhou Jingang

四金剛

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sì jīn gāng / si4 jin1 gang1
ssu chin kang
The four mahārājas, v. 四天王.

執金剛


执金刚

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zhí jīn gāng / zhi2 jin1 gang1
chih chin kang
 shū kongō
vajra-dhara

多金剛

see styles
 takongou / takongo / たこんごう (place-name) Takongou

持金剛


持金刚

see styles
chí jīn gāng / chi2 jin1 gang1
ch`ih chin kang / chih chin kang
 ji kongō
執全剛 Vajradhara' or Vajrapāṇi, a Bodhisattva who holds a vajra or thunderbolt, of these there are several; a name for Indra; vajra-holder

觸金剛


触金刚

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chù jīn gāng / chu4 jin1 gang1
ch`u chin kang / chu chin kang
 Soku kongō
Ucchuṣma

金剛丸

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 kongoumaru / kongomaru / こんごうまる (surname) Kongoumaru

金剛乗

see styles
 kongoujou / kongojo / こんごうじょう (surname) Kongoujou

金剛乘


金刚乘

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jīn gāng shèng / jin1 gang1 sheng4
chin kang sheng
 kongō jō
vajrayāna. The diamond vehicle, another name of the 眞言 Shingon; adamantine vehicle

金剛位


金刚位

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jīn gāng wèi / jin1 gang1 wei4
chin kang wei
 kongō i
adamantine stage

金剛佛


金刚佛

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jīn gāng fó / jin1 gang1 fo2
chin kang fo
 kongō butsu
vajra-buddha. Vairocana, or 大日 the Sun-buddha; sometimes applied to Śākyamuni as embodiment of the Truth, of Wisdom, and of Purity; (Skt. vajra-buddha)

金剛内

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 kongouuchi / kongouchi / こんごううち (place-name) Kongouuchi

金剛刹


金刚刹

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jīn gāng chà / jin1 gang1 cha4
chin kang ch`a / chin kang cha
 kongō setsu
vajrakṣetra, a vajra or Buddhist monastery or building; (Skt. vajrakṣetra)

金剛力


金刚力

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jīn gāng lì / jin1 gang1 li4
chin kang li
 kongouriki / kongoriki / こんごうりき
superhuman (Herculean) strength
vajra-power, irresistible strength; 金剛力 (or 金剛力士) is the 金剛神 q.v; adamantine power

金剛口


金刚口

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jīn gāng kǒu / jin1 gang1 kou3
chin kang k`ou / chin kang kou
 kongō ku
Diamond mouth, that of a buddha; adamantine mouth

金剛喩


金刚喩

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jīn gāng yù / jin1 gang1 yu4
chin kang yü
 kongō yu
adamantine

金剛地


金刚地

see styles
jīn gāng dì / jin1 gang1 di4
chin kang ti
 kongō chi / こんごうち
(surname) Kongouchi
adamantine stage

金剛坂

see styles
 kongouzaka / kongozaka / こんごうざか (place-name) Kongouzaka

金剛堂

see styles
 kongoudou / kongodo / こんごうどう (place-name) Kongoudou

金剛天


金刚天

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jīn gāng tiān / jin1 gang1 tian1
chin kang t`ien / chin kang tien
 kongō ten
The vajradevas twenty in number in the vajradhātu group; (Skt. vajradevas)

金剛子


金刚子

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jīn gāng zǐ / jin1 gang1 zi3
chin kang tzu
 Kongōshi
rudrākṣa, a seed similar to a peach-stone used for beads, especially in invoking one of the 金剛. Also a vajra son; Vajjiputta

金剛定


金刚定

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jīn gāng dìng / jin1 gang1 ding4
chin kang ting
 kongō jō
vajrasamādhi, 金剛喩定; 金剛三昧; 金剛滅定 diamond meditation, that of the last stage of the bodhisattva, characterized by firm, indestructible knowledge, penetrating all reality; attained after all remains of illusion have been cut off; adamantine absorption

金剛寺

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 kongouji / kongoji / こんごうじ (place-name, surname) Kongouji

金剛山


金刚山

see styles
jīn gāng shān / jin1 gang1 shan1
chin kang shan
 Kongō sen / こんごうやま
Kumgangsan Tourist Region in east North Korea
(personal name) Kongouyama
(or 金剛圍山 or金剛輪山) The concentric iron mountains about the world; also Sumeru; also the name of a fabulous mountain. Cf. 金山; Diamond Mountain

金剛岩

see styles
 kongouiwa / kongoiwa / こんごういわ (place-name) Kongouiwa

金剛岳

see styles
 kongoudake / kongodake / こんごうだけ (personal name) Kongoudake

金剛峰

see styles
 kongoumine / kongomine / こんごうみね (place-name) Kongoumine

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