Did you mean: Deed ?

  

Died in Chinese / Japanese...

Buy a Died calligraphy wall scroll here!

Personalize your custom “Died” project by clicking the button next to your favorite “Died” title below...

huáng hòu
kou gou
Empress Scroll

皇后 is the title of empress or emperess, the female form of emperor.

皇后 is used in Chinese, Japanese Kanji, and old Korean Hanja.

While the emperor's reign was for life, if he died, his wife would hold his power. In this case, a woman was the ultimate ruler of the greater part of East Asia (what is now China) until her death and the succession of the emperor's firstborn son to lead the empire. Numerous times in various Chinese dynasties, an empress took power in this way.

The first character means emperor by itself.

The second character alone can mean "wife of an emperor or king" (the first character clarifies that we are talking about an empress and not a queen). It can also mean sovereign or last offspring, depending on context.

Note: In some books, this word is translated as queen. While only incorrect if you get technical (because an empress is theoretically a higher level than a queen), the meaning is very similar.

皇后 is sometimes used for the title of queen but more technically, this is the wife of the emperor (a higher level than a queen).


See Also:  Emperor | King | Queen | Phoenix

jiàn
ken / tsurugi
Sword Scroll

This Character is pronounced "jian" in Chinese. When you say it, imagine that you are making the sound of a sword as it clashes with a metal shield. This might get you closer to the correct pronunciation in Chinese.

I actually wonder if this word came from the metallic ringing sounds of a sword in battle - but such knowledge is lost in history.

The sword is a symbol of a warrior. The one thing that a soldier in ancient China lived and died by. A warrior with his skills and sword proves himself of great value. A warrior who losses his sword instantly becomes worthless.

劍 is an excellent scroll for someone in the military (especially officers of all services - as well as enlisted NCO Marines since they still carry swords even if mainly for ceremonial purposes). Or perhaps someone who practices variations of kung fu or tai chi that involve weapons.

Please note that while this character is understood with the sword meaning in Japanese, you might be looking for the word "katana" which also means sword in Japanese but means "knife" in Chinese.


There are other ways to write sword, and here are a few...
Common Japanese and rare Chinese traditional form of sword Typical traditional form of sword in Chinese Old/Alternative way to write sword in Chinese Old/Alternative way to write sword in Chinese Old/Alternative way to write sword in Chinese This one kind of means golden sword in Chinese Typical traditional form of sword in Chinese Common Japanese and rare Chinese traditional form of sword Old/Alternative way to write sword in Chinese Old/Alternative way to write sword in Chinese Old/Alternative way to write sword in Chinese This one kind of means golden sword in Chinese Typical traditional form of sword in Chinese Typical traditional form of sword in Chinese Common Japanese and rare Chinese traditional form of sword Old/Alternative way to write sword in Chinese Old/Alternative way to write sword in Chinese Old/Alternative way to write sword in Chinese This one kind of means golden sword in Chinese Typical traditional form of sword in Chinese Common Japanese and rare Chinese traditional form of sword Old/Alternative way to write sword in Chinese Old/Alternative way to write sword in Chinese Old/Alternative way to write sword in Chinese This one kind of means golden sword in Chinese Typical traditional form of sword in Chinese Common Japanese and rare Chinese traditional form of sword Old/Alternative way to write sword in Chinese Old/Alternative way to write sword in Chinese Old/Alternative way to write sword in Chinese This one kind of means golden sword in Chinese
If you are particular about the version you receive, please let me know when you place your order (Note: Special styles are only available from one of our master calligraphers).

We have a forum entry that addresses the many ways to write sword. You can find that here: 100 Ways to Write Sword - Deciphering Ancient Seal Script


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

Title CharactersRomaji (Romanized Japanese)Various forms of Romanized Chinese
Empress皇后kou gou / kougou / ko go / kogohuáng hòu
huang2 hou4
huang hou
huanghou
Sword
ken / tsurugijiàn / jian4 / jianchien
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.


Not the results for died that you were looking for?

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

Characters

If shown, 2nd row is Simp. Chinese

Pronunciation
Romanization
Simple Dictionary Definition

see styles

    ji4
chi
 jaku; seki
    じゃく; せき
Sword Scroll
silent; solitary; Taiwan pr. [ji2]
(1) (entering into) nirvana; (suffix noun) (2) (used after a date to indicate the death of a monk at that time) died; (adj-t,adv-to) (3) (usu. せき) silent; tranquil; (female given name) Yoshika
praśama; vivikta; śānti. Still, silent, quiet, solitary, calm, tranquil, nirvāṇa; to become quiet

慧能

see styles
huì néng
    hui4 neng2
hui neng
 Enō
    えのう
Sword Scroll
Huineng (638-713), the Sixth Patriarch of Chan Buddhism
(person) Huineng (638-713)
The power of wisdom. Huineng, name of a noted monk, sixth patriarch of the Intuitional or Meditation sect; died 713.

釋迦牟尼


释迦牟尼

see styles
shì jiā móu ní
    shi4 jia1 mou2 ni2
shih chia mou ni
 Shakamuni
Sword Scroll
Siddhartha Gautama (563-485 BC), the historical Buddha and founder of Buddhism; Sakyamuni Buddha (Sanskrit: sage of the Sakya)
釋迦文 (釋迦文尼); 釋伽文 Śākyamuni, the saint of the Śākya tribe. muni is saint, holy man, sage, ascetic monk; it is: intp. as 仁 benevolent, charitable, kind, also as 寂默 one who dwells in seclusion. After '500 or 550' previous incarnations, Śākyamuni finally attained to the state of Bodhisattva, was born in the Tuṣita heaven, and descended as a white elephant, through her right side, into the womb of the immaculate Māyā, the purest woman on earth; this was on the 8th day of the 4th month; next year on the 8th day of the 2nd month he was born from her right side painlessly as she stood under a tree in the Lumbinī garden. For the subsequent miraculous events v. Eitel. also the 神通遊戲經 (Lalitavistara), the 釋迦如來成道記, etc. Simpler statements say that he was born the son of Śuddhodana, of the kṣatriya caste, ruler of Kapilavastu, and Māyā his wife; that Māyā died seven days later, leaving him to be brought up by her sister Prājapati; that in due course he was married to Yaśodharā who bore him a son, Rāhula; that in search of truth he left home, became an ascetic, severely disciplined himself, and finally at 35 years of age, under a tree, realized that the way of release from the chain of rebirth and death lay not in asceticism but in moral purity; this he explained first in his four dogmas, v. 四諦 and eightfold noble way 八正道, later amplified and developed in many sermons. He founded his community on the basis of poverty, chastity, and insight or meditation, ad it became known as Buddhism, as he became known as Buddha, the enlightened. His death was probably in or near 487 B.C., a few years before that of Confucius in 479. The sacerdotal name of his family is Gautama, said to be the original name of the whole clan, Śākya being that of his branch, v. 瞿, 喬.; his personal name was Siddhārtha, or Sarvārthasiddha, v. 悉.

see styles

    si4
ssu
 shoku(p); jiki(ok); shi(ok)
    しょく(P); じき(ok); し(ok)
to feed (a person or animal)
(1) food; foodstuff; (2) (しょく only) eating; appetite; (n,ctr) (3) (しょく only) meal
āhāra, 阿賀羅 food; to eat, feed. The rules are numerous, and seem to have changed; originally flesh food was not improper and vegetarianism was a later development; the early three rules in regard to 'clean' foods are that 'I shall not have seen the creature killed, nor heard it killed for me, nor have any doubt that it was killed for me'. The five 'unclean' foods are the above three, with creatures that have died a natural death; and creatures that have been killed by other creatures. The nine classes add to the five, creatures not killed for me; raw flesh, or creatures mauled by other creatures; things not seasonable or at the right time; things previously killed. The Laṅkavātāra Sutra and certain other sutras forbid all killed food.

不帰

see styles
 fuki
    ふき
(noun - becomes adjective with の) (See 不帰の客となる) returning no more (usu. of a person who has died); dying

不空

see styles
bù kōng
    bu4 kong1
pu k`ung
    pu kung
 fukū
    ふくう
(given name, person) Fukuu
Amogha, Amoghavajra. 不空三藏; 智藏; 阿目佉跋折羅 Not empty (or not in vain) vajra. The famous head of the Yogācāra school in China. A Singhalese of northern brahmanic descent, having lost his father, he came at the age of 15 with his uncle to 東海, the eastern sea, or China, where in 718 he became a disciple of 金剛智 Vajrabodhi. After the latter's death in 732, and at his wish, Eliot says in 741, he went to India and Ceylon in search of esoteric or tantric writings, and returned in 746, when he baptized the emperor Xuan Tsung. He was especially noted for rain-making and stilling storms. In 749 he received permission to return home, but was stopped by imperial orders when in the south of China. In ?756 under Su Tsung he was recalled to the capital. His time until 771 was spent translating and editing tantric books in 120 volumes, and the Yogacara 密教 rose to its peak of prosperity. He died greatly honoured at 70 years of age, in 774, the twelfth year of Tai Tsung, the third emperor under whom he had served. The festival of feeding the hungry spirits 孟蘭勝會 is attributed to him. His titles of 智藏 and 不空三藏 are Thesaurus of Wisdom and Amogha Tripitaka; not empty

元照

see styles
yuán zhào
    yuan2 zhao4
yüan chao
 Genjō
    もとてる
(given name) Mototeru
Name of 湛然 Chan-jan, the seventh head of the Tiantai School; he died 1116; Yuanzhao

冤魂

see styles
yuān hún
    yuan1 hun2
yüan hun
ghost of one who died unjustly; departed spirit demanding vengeance for grievances

吳廣


吴广

see styles
wú guǎng
    wu2 guang3
wu kuang
Wu Guang (died 208 BC), Qin dynasty rebel, leader of the Chen Sheng Wu Guang Uprising 陳勝吳廣起義|陈胜吴广起义[Chen2 Sheng4 Wu2 Guang3 Qi3 yi4]

吹了

see styles
chuī le
    chui1 le5
ch`ui le
    chui le
failed; busted; to have not succeeded; to have died; to have parted company; to have chilled (of a relationship)

地藏

see styles
dì zàng
    di4 zang4
ti tsang
 Jizō
    じぞう
Kṣitigarbha, the Bodhisattva of the Great Vow (to save all souls before accepting Bodhi); also translated Earth Treasury, Earth Womb, or Earth Store Bodhisattva
(surname) Jizou
Ti-tsang, J. Jizō, Kṣitigarbha, 乞叉底蘗沙; Earth-store, Earth-treasury, or Earthwomb. One of the group of eight Dhvani- Bodhisattvas. With hints of a feminine origin, he is now the guardian of the earth. Though associated with Yama as overlord, and with the dead and the hells, his role is that of saviour. Depicted with the alarum staff with its six rings, he is accredited with power over the hells and is devoted to the saving of all creatures between the nirvana of Śākyamuni and the advent of Maitreya the fifth century he has been especially considered as the deliverer from the hells. His central place in China is at Chiu-hua-shan, forty li south-west of Ch'ing-yang in Anhui. In Japan he is also the protector of travellers by land and his image accordingly appears on the roads; bereaved parents put stones by his images to seek his aid in relieving the labours of their dead in the task of piling stones on the banks of the Buddhist Styx; he also helps women in labour. He is described as holding a place between the gods and men on the one hand and the hells on the other for saving all in distress; some say he is an incarnation of Yama. At dawn he sits immobile on the earth 地 and meditates on the myriads of its beings 藏. When represented as a monk, it may be through the influence of a Korean monk who is considered to be his incarnation, and who came to China in 653 and died in 728 at the age of 99 after residing at Chiu-hua-shan for seventy-five years: his body, not decaying, is said to have been gilded over and became an object of worship. Many have confused 眞羅 part of Korea with 暹羅 Siam. There are other developments of Ti-tsang, such as the 六地藏 Six Ti-tsang, i. e. severally converting or transforming those in the hells, pretas, animals, asuras, men, and the devas; these six Ti-tsang have different images and symbols. Ti-tsang has also six messengers 六使者: Yama for transforming those in hell; the pearl-holder for pretas; the strong one or animals; the devīof mercy for asuras; the devī of the treasure for human beings; one who has charge of the heavens for the devas. There is also the 延命地藏 Yanming Ti-tsang, who controls length of days and who is approached, as also may be P'u-hsien, for that Purpose; his two assistants are the Supervisors of good and evil 掌善 and 掌惡. Under another form, as 勝軍地藏 Ti-tsang is chiefly associated with the esoteric cult. The benefits derived from his worship are many, some say ten, others say twenty-eight. His vows are contained in the 地藏菩薩本願經. There is also the 大乘大集地藏十電經 tr. by Xuanzang in 10 juan in the seventh century, which probably influenced the spread of the Ti-tsang cult.

堅林


坚林

see styles
jiān lín
    jian1 lin2
chien lin
 Kenrin
(堅固林) The grove of Sala trees, in which Sakyamuni died; Śāla Forest

大顚

see styles
dà diān
    da4 dian1
ta tien
 Daiten
Da Dian, the appellation of a famous monk and writer, named 寶通 Baotong, whom tigers followed; he died at 93 years of age in A. D. 824; author of 般若波羅蜜多心經 and 金剛經釋義; Dadian.

天親


天亲

see styles
tiān qīn
    tian1 qin1
t`ien ch`in
    tien chin
 Tenjin
    あまちか
one's flesh and blood
(surname) Amachika
Vasubandhu, 伐蘇畔度; 婆藪槃豆 (or 婆修槃豆) (or 婆修槃陀) 'akin to the gods ', or 世親 'akin to the world'. Vasubandhu is described as a native of Puruṣapura, or Peshawar, by Eitel as of Rājagriha, born '900 years after the nirvana', or about A. D. 400; Takakusu suggests 420-500, Peri puts his death not later than 350. In Eitel's day the date of his death was put definitely at A. D. 117. Vasubandhu's great work, the Abhidharmakośa, is only one of his thirty-six works. He is said to be the younger brother of Asaṅga of the Yogācāra school, by whom he was converted from the Sarvāstivāda school of thought to that of Mahāyāna and of Nāgārjuna. On his conversion he would have 'cut out his tongue' for its past heresy, but was dissuaded by his brother, who bade him use the same tongue to correct his errors, whereupon he wrote the 唯識論 and other Mahayanist works. He is called the twenty-first patriarch and died in Ayodhya.

宿草

see styles
sù cǎo
    su4 cao3
su ts`ao
    su tsao
grass that has grown on a grave since last year; (fig.) grave; to have died long ago; fodder provided to animals for the night

寶雲


宝云

see styles
bǎo yún
    bao3 yun2
pao yün
 Hōun
    ほううん
(personal name) Houun
Baoyun, a monk of 涼州 Liangzhou, who travelled to India, circa A.D. 397, returned to Chang'an, and died 449 aged 74.

尸城

see styles
shī chéng
    shi1 cheng2
shih ch`eng
    shih cheng
 Shijō
Kuśinagara or Kuśigramaka. 拘尸那城; 拘尸那揭羅; 拘夷那竭; 拘尸城 Explained by 九土生地 the birthplace of nine scholars. An ancient kingdom and city, near Kasiah, 180 miles north of Patna; the place where Śākyamuni died.

岑彭

see styles
cén péng
    cen2 peng2
ts`en p`eng
    tsen peng
Cen Peng (died 35 AD), Chinese general

帝乙

see styles
dì yǐ
    di4 yi3
ti i
Di Yi (died 1076 BC), Shang dynasty king, reigned 1101-1076 BC

張華


张华

see styles
zhāng huà
    zhang1 hua4
chang hua
Zhang Hua (232-300), Western Jin writer, poet and politician; Zhang Hua (1958-1982), student held up as a martyr after he died saving an old peasant from a septic tank; other Zhang Hua's too numerous to mention

恋塚

see styles
 koizuka
    こいづか
burial mound for person who died for love; (surname) Koizuka

慈恩

see styles
cí ēn
    ci2 en1
tz`u en
    tzu en
 Jion
    じおん
(given name) Jion
Compassion and grace, merciful favour; name of a temple in Luoyang, under the Tang dynasty, which gave its name to Kuiji 窺基 q.v., founder of the 法相 school, known also as the 慈恩 or 唯識 school; he was a disciple of and collaborator with Xuanzang, and died A.D. 682; compassionate blessings of Amitâbha Buddha

慧日

see styles
huì rì
    hui4 ri4
hui jih
 enichi
    えにち
{Buddh} sun of wisdom; Buddha's or Bodhisattva's limitless light of wisdom; (given name) Enichi
Wisdom-sun, Buddha-wisdom. Huiri, a celebrated Tang monk and author (disciple of Yijing) who also went on pilgrimage to India and spent thirteen years there, died A.D. 748; entitled 慈愍三藏.

慧琳

see styles
huì lín
    hui4 lin2
hui lin
 Erin
    えりん
(female given name) Erin
Huilin, a disciple of the Indian monk Amogha 不空; he made the 慧琳音義 dictionary of sounds and meanings of Buddhist words and phrases, based upon the works of 玄應 Xuanying, 慧苑 Huiyuan, 窺基 Kueji, and 雲公 Yungong, in 100 juan, beginning the work in A. D. 788 and ending it in 810. He is also called 大藏音義; died 820.

慧觀


慧观

see styles
huì guān
    hui4 guan1
hui kuan
 Ekan
    えかん
(personal name) Ekan
Huiguan, one of Kumārajīva's chief assistants in translation, died 424.

招魂

see styles
zhāo hún
    zhao1 hun2
chao hun
 shoukon / shokon
    しょうこん
to call back the soul of sb who has died or is seriously ill; (fig.) to resurrect (an old system etc)
invocation of the dead
To call back the spirit (of the dead); summon a spirit

撫卹


抚恤

see styles
fǔ xù
    fu3 xu4
fu hsü
(of an organization that has a duty of care) to give financial support to relatives of sb who has died or suffered serious injury

晤恩

see styles
wù ēn
    wu4 en1
wu en
 Goon
Wusi, founder of the 山外 external school of the Tiantai, died A.D. 986; Wuen

智顗


智𫖮

see styles
zhì yǐ
    zhi4 yi3
chih i
 Chigi
Zhiyi (538-597), founder of the Tiantai sect of Buddhism
Zhiyi, founder of the Tiantai school, also known as 智者 and 天台 (天台大師); his surname was 陳 Chen; his 字 was 德安, De-an; born about A. D. 538, he died in 597 at 60 years of age. He was a native of 頴川 Ying-chuan in Anhui, became a neophyte at 7, was fully ordained at 20. At first a follower of 慧思, Huisi, in 575 he went to the Tiantai mountain in Chekiang, where he founded his famous school on the Lotus Sūtra as containing the complete gospel of the Buddha.

月忌

see styles
yuè jì
    yue4 ji4
yüeh chi
 gakki
The return of the day in each month when a person died; monthly day of remembrance

Many custom options...


Sword Scroll
Sword Scroll
Sword Scroll
Sword Scroll


And formats...

Sword Vertical Portrait
Sword Horizontal Wall Scroll
Sword Vertical Portrait
Dictionary

Lookup Died in my Japanese & Chinese Dictionary


Successful Chinese Character and Japanese Kanji calligraphy searches within the last few hours...

5 Tenets of Taekwondo7 Virtues9 Koi FishA Mind Without AmbitionA Quiet Conscience Sleeps in ThunderA Second ChanceAadiAban KhanAbbeyAbbottAbbyAbhishekAbnerAbsoluteAchievement AccomplishmentAdeleAdelineAdieAdnanAdvance Bravely Indomitable SpiritAffinityAguilarAhmedAikidoAilaAileenAiniAishaAishuAislingAjayAkaneAkariAkashAkumaAlbertAlbertoAlejandroAlessiaAlexAlexisAliyahAllahAllenAllisonAlone With Only Your Shadow for CompanyAlways and ForeverAlways Striving for Inner StrengthAmaanAmalAmaliaAmanAmberAmeliaAmenAmirAmitAnasAndersonAndreiAndresAngelAngelaAngeliAngelinaAngieAnilAnkitAnkitaAnnalynAnneAnnetteAntonAnyaAquariusArandaArataArchieAreebArekArianAriesArisArisaArissaArjayArloArmaanArrenArt of WarArtemArthurArunArunaArvinAryanAseelAsuraAthenaAtticusAtulAvengerAveryAwakeningAxelAyakaAyanAzuraBalanceBalanced LifeBarbaraBarbieBe MyselfBe True to YourselfBe Water My FriendBe YourselfBearBeatrixBeautiful PrincessBeesBelleBelovedBenedictBensonBerniBerserkerBertBest Friends ForeverBetelgeuseBethBettyBhavyaBible VerseBird ScrollBlacksmithBlessed by GodBlessingsBlissBlood BrotherBody and MindBonsaiBounce Back Stage a ComebackBoundlessBoxingBradenBrandonBrave the Wind and the WavesBrave WarriorBreatheBrennanBrettBright and Promising FutureBroken SoulBrookeBrotherly LoveBruce LeeBryanBryceBuddhaBuddyBuffyBushiBushido CodeCadenCalmCalm MindCamilleCancerCancer Zodiac Symbol SignCaraCarlaCarmenCaroCarolineCarpe DiemCastroCedricCelesteCelineChanceCharanCharismaChelseaChen SurnameCherieCherry BlossomChetanChi EnergyChiaraChiemiChloeChoose LifeChosen 1ClarityClear MindClintCodyCompassionConfucius

All of our calligraphy wall scrolls are handmade.

When the calligrapher finishes creating your artwork, it is taken to my art mounting workshop in Beijing where a wall scroll is made by hand from a combination of silk, rice paper, and wood.
After we create your wall scroll, it takes at least two weeks for air mail delivery from Beijing to you.

Allow a few weeks for delivery. Rush service speeds it up by a week or two for $10!

When you select your calligraphy, you'll be taken to another page where you can choose various custom options.


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.

Some people may refer to this entry as Died Kanji, Died Characters, Died in Mandarin Chinese, Died Characters, Died in Chinese Writing, Died in Japanese Writing, Died in Asian Writing, Died Ideograms, Chinese Died symbols, Died Hieroglyphics, Died Glyphs, Died in Chinese Letters, Died Hanzi, Died in Japanese Kanji, Died Pictograms, Died in the Chinese Written-Language, or Died in the Japanese Written-Language.

4 people have searched for Died in Chinese or Japanese in the past year.
Died was last searched for by someone else on Oct 10th, 2021