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The Name Dana in Chinese / Japanese...

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dān nà
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丹娜 is the transliteration to Mandarin Chinese for the female / feminine name Dana.

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ダーナ is the name Dana in Japanese.

Note: Because this title is entirely Japanese Katakana, it should be written by a Japanese calligrapher.

dé nà
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德納 is the transliteration to Mandarin Chinese for the male / masculine name Dana.

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Title CharactersRomaji (Romanized Japanese)Various forms of Romanized Chinese
Dana丹娜dān nà / dan1 na4 / dan na / dannatan na / tanna
Danaダーナdaana / dana
dé nà / de2 na4 / de na / denate na / tena
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In these cases, the characters above the line are Traditional Chinese, while the ones below are Simplified Chinese.

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Simple Dictionary Definition


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 daana / dana / ダーナ
Dana Scroll
(personal name) Donna

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shī / shi1
 se / はる
to grant; to give; to bestow; to act; to carry out
(surname) Haru
dāna 檀那 Alms; charity. To give, bestow. See also 實.

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tán / tan2
t`an / tan
 dan / まゆみ
sandalwood; hardwood; purple-red
(surname, female given name) Mayumi
A hard wood, translit. da, dan. dāna, a giver; donation, charity, almsgiving, bestowing; sandalwood


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 dana / ダナ (place-name) Dana (Nepal); Danna


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 dena / デナ (personal name) Dana


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sān tán / san1 tan2
san t`an / san tan
The three kinds of dāna, i. e. charity; giving of goods, of the dharma, of abhaya, or fearlessness. Idem 三施; three kinds of giving


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èr tán / er4 tan2
erh t`an / erh tan
The two dāna 檀那, i. e, kinds of donating, or almsgiving: (a) 世間檀 ordinary alms, and (b) 出世間檀 spiritual, or other-worldly gifts; two kinds of donation


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fó tán / fo2 tan2
fo t`an / fo tan
buddha-dāna, Buddha-giving contrasted with Māra-giving; Buddha-charity as the motive of giving, or preaching, and of self-sacrifice, or self-immolation; (Skt. buddha-dāna)


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liù dù / liu4 du4
liu tu
 rokudo / ろくど
(surname) Rokudo
The six things that ferry one beyond the sea of mortality to nirvana, i. e. the six pāramitās 波羅蜜 (波羅蜜多): (1) 布施 dāna, charity, or giving, including the bestowing of the truth on others; (2) 持戒 śīla, keeping the command rents; (3) 忍辱 kṣānti, patience under insult; (4) 精進 vīrya, zeal and progress; (5) 闡定 dhyāna, meditation or contemplation; (6) 智慧 prajñā; wisdom, the power to discern reality or truth. It is the last that carries across the saṃsāra (sea of incarnate life) to the shores of nirvana. The opposites of these virtues are meanness, wickedness, anger, sloth, a distracted mind, and ignorance. The 唯識論 adds four other pāramitās: (7) 方便 upāya, the use of appropriate means; (8) 願 praṇidhāna, pious vows; (9) 力 bala, power of fulfillment; (10) 智 jñāna knowledge; six perfections



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sì shě / si4 she3
ssu she
The four givings, i. e. of goods of the Truth, of courage (or fearlessness), and the giving up of the passions and delusions; cf. dāna-pāramitā, 捨; four kinds of release


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 dana / だな (female given name) Dana


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nuó ná / nuo2 na2
no na


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bù shī / bu4 shi1
pu shih
 fuse / ふせ
Dana (Buddhist practice of giving)
(noun/participle) (1) {Buddh} alms-giving; charity; (noun/participle) (2) {Buddh} offerings (usu. money) to a priest (for reading sutras, etc.); (surname) Fuho
dāna 檀那; the sixth pāramitā, almsgiving, i. e. of goods, or the doctrine, with resultant benefits now and also hereafter in the forms of reincarnation, as neglect or refusal will produce the opposite consequences. The 二種布施 two kinds of dāna are the pure, or unsullied charity, which looks for no reward here but only hereafter; and the sullied almsgiving whose object is personal benefit. The three kinds of dāna are goods, the doctrine, and courage, or fearlessness. The four kinds are pens to write the sutras, ink, the sutras themselves, and preaching. The five kinds are giving to those who have come from a distance, those who are going to a distance, the sick, the hungry, those wise in the doctrine. The seven kinds are giving to visitors, travellers, the sick, their nurses, monasteries, endowments for the sustenance of monks or nuns, and clothing and food according to season. The eight kinds are giving to those who come for aid, giving for fear (of evil), return for kindness received, anticipating gifts in return, continuing the parental example of giving, giving in hope of rebirth in a particular heaven, in hope of an honoured name, for the adornment of the heart and life. 倶舍論 18.


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dán à / dan2 a4
tan a
idem 檀那 dāna, alms, giving, charity; (Skt. dāna)


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tán yuè / tan2 yue4
t`an yüeh / tan yüeh
 danotsu / だんおつ
(Buddhism) benefactor (designation of a lay person by a monk)
alms-giver; person who donates to a monk or a temple; dana-pati
dānapati, an almsgiver, patron; various definitions are given, e.g. one who escapes the karma of poverty by giving; chief donor


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tán nà / tan2 na4
t`an na / tan na
 danna / だんな
(1) master (of a house, shop, etc.); (2) husband (informal); (3) sir; boss; master; governor; word used to address a male patron, customer, or person of high status; (4) patron of a mistress, geisha, bar or nightclub hostess; sugar daddy; (5) (Buddhist term) alms (san:); almsgiving; almsgiver
陀那 dāna to give, donate, bestow, charity, alms; supporter of a Buddhist temple


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 dana / だな (place-name, surname) Dana


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tuó nà / tuo2 na4
t`o na / to na
dāna, bestow, alms; the marks on a scale; ādāna, another name for the ālaya-vijñāna.


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 danaa / dana / ダナー (personal name) Danner


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 deena / デーナ (surname) Dana



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shì jiān tán / shi4 jian1 tan2
shih chien t`an / shih chien tan
 seken dan
Worldly dāna, or giving, i. e. with thoughts of possession, meum, tūm, and the thing given, v. 三礙; mundane alms



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sì shè fǎ / si4 she4 fa3
ssu she fa
 shi shōhō
(or 四攝事) catuḥ-saṃgraha-vastu; four all-embracing (bodhisattva) virtues: (1) 布施 dāna, giving what others like, in order to lead them to love and receive the truth; (2) 愛語 priyavacana, affctionate, speech, with the same purpose; (3) 利行 arthakṛtya, conduct proftable to others, with the same purpose; (4) 同事 samānārthatā, co-operation with and adaptation of oneself to others, to lead them into the truth; four methods of winning (people) over



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jīng líng péng / jing1 ling2 peng2
ching ling p`eng / ching ling peng
 shōryō dana
The booth, or canopy, where the feast of all souls is provided; spirit's canopy



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wǔ bō luó mì / wu3 bo1 luo2 mi4
wu po lo mi
 go haramitsu
The five pāramitās (omitting the sixth, wisdom), i. e. dāna, almsgiving: śīla, commandment-keeping; kṣānti, patience (under provocation): vīrya, zeal; and dhyāna, meditation; five perfections


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shí dù sān xíng / shi2 du4 san1 xing2
shih tu san hsing
each of the pāramitās has three forms of observance, e.g. the first, 施 dāna or giving has 財施 almsgiving, 法施 truth-giving, and 無畏施 courage-giving. The three forms differ with each pāramitā; three implementations of each of the ten perfections


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 hashimotodana / はしもとダナ (person) Hashimoto Dana (1960.12-)



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bō luó mì duō / bo1 luo2 mi4 duo1
po lo mi to
 haramitta;haramita / はらみった;はらみた
{Buddh} (See 波羅蜜・1) pāramitā; perfection; perfection of Buddhist practices or attaining enlightenment
pāramitā, 播囉弭多, derived from parama, highest, acme, is intp. as to cross over from this shore of births and deaths to the other shore, or nirvāṇa. The six pāramitās or means of so doing are: (1) dāna, charity; (2) śīla, moral conduct; (3) kṣānti, patience; (4) vīrya, energy, or devotion; (5) dhyāna, contemplation, or abstraction; (6) prajñā, knowledge. The 十度 ten are the above with (7) upāya, use of expedient or proper means; (8) praṇidhāna, vows, for bodhi and helpfulness; (9) bāla, strength purpose; (10) wisdom. Childers gives the list of ten as the perfect exercise of almsgiving, morality, abnegation of the world and of self, wisdom, energy, patience, truth, resolution, kindness, and resignation. Each of the ten is divisible into ordinary, superior, and unlimited perfection, or thirty in all. pāramitā is tr. by 度; 度無極; 到彼岸; 究竟; (Skt. pāramitā)


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 danna / だんな (1) master (of a house, shop, etc.); (2) (familiar language) husband; (3) (used to address a male patron, customer, or person of high status) sir; boss; master; governor; (4) (See パトロン・2) patron of a mistress, geisha, bar or nightclub hostess; sugar daddy; (5) {Buddh} (orig. meaning; usu. written as 檀那) (See 檀越,檀家) alms (san: dāna); almsgiving; almsgiver


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 ariiyadanahooton / ariyadanahooton / アリーヤダナホートン (person) Aaliyah Dana Haughton

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