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Elephant

China xiàng
Japan zou
Elephant Vertical Wall Scroll

象 is the single character that represents an elephant in Chinese, Japanese Kanji, and old Korean Hanja.

Illusion

China huàn xiàng
Japan gen zou
Illusion Vertical Wall Scroll

幻像 is a universal word for Illusion in Chinese, Japanese Kanji, and old Korean Hanja.

The first character means phantasm, vision, dream, illusion, apparition, or fantasy.

The second character means statue, picture, image, figure, portrait, shape, form, appearance, to be like, to resemble, to take after, to seem, or in rare/ancient context: an elephant.


象Note that the first character can be written without the left-side radical in Chinese. This form is shown to the right. Both forms are acceptable in Chinese but the character shown to the right is more likely to be read as "elephant."


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Phenomenon

China xiàn xiàng
Japan genshou
Phenomenon Vertical Wall Scroll

I must first say that this word is an odd thing to put on a wall scroll in Asian cultures. It won't make a lot of sense alone, unless you have a special or personal meaning that you attach to it for yourself.

These two characters mean phenomenon in Chinese, Japanese and Korean Hanja. They can also be translated as "a happening" depending on context.

The sum of these characters is a little different than their individual meanings. But I will break it down anyway...
The first character means present, existing, actual, appear, now or current.
The second character alone means pattern after, imitate, image, shape, sign (of the times), form, appearance, to be like, to resemble, to take after, to seem or elephant.

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Characters

If shown, 2nd row is Simp. Chinese

Pronunciation
Romanization
Simple Dictionary Definition

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Mandarin xiàng / xiang4
Taiwan hsiang
Japanese zou(p);zou / zo(p);zo / ぞう(P);ゾウ    shou / sho / しょう
Phenomenon Vertical Wall Scroll
Chinese elephant; CL:隻|只[zhi1]; shape; form; appearance; to imitate
Japanese elephant (Elephantidae spp.); phenomenon; (surname) Zou; (surname) Saki; (surname) Kisa; (female given name) Amane
gaja; hastin; also nāga; an elephant; v. 像 14; to resemble


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Mandarin lóng / long2
Taiwan lung
Japanese riyou / riyo / りよう    ryoumin / ryomin / りょうみん    ryou / ryo / りょう    riyuu / riyu / りゆう    ryuuji / ryuji / りゅうじ    ryuu / ryu / りゅう    yon / よん    tooru / とおる    tatsuji / たつじ    tatsu / たつ    taki / たき    shigemi / しげみ
Phenomenon Vertical Wall Scroll
Chinese dragon; CL:條|条[tiao2]; imperial; surname Long
Japanese (out-dated kanji) (1) dragon (esp. a Chinese dragon); (2) naga; semi-divine human-cobra chimera in Hindu and Buddhist mythology; (personal name) Riyou; (given name) Ryoumin; (surname, female given name) Ryou; (personal name) Riyuu; (personal name) Ryuuji; (surname, female given name) Ryuu; (surname) Yon; (given name) Tooru; (personal name) Tatsuji; (surname, given name) Tatsu; (surname) Taki; (female given name) Shigemi

釋迦牟尼


释迦牟尼

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Mandarin shì jiā móu ní / shi4 jia1 mou2 ni2
Taiwan shih chia mou ni
Japanese Shakamuni
Phenomenon Vertical Wall Scroll
Chinese Siddhartha Gautama (563-485 BC), the historical Buddha and founder of Buddhism; Sakyamuni Buddha (Sanskrit: sage of the Sakya)

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Mandarin/ mo2
Taiwan mo
Japanese ma / ま
Chinese devil; magic
Japanese (1) demon; devil; evil spirit; evil influence; (suffix noun) (2) (See 覗き魔) someone who (habitually) performs some (negative) act; (surname) Ma

ゾウ

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Japanese zou / zo / ゾウ Japanese elephant (Elephantidae spp.)

三獸


三兽

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Mandarin sān shòu / san1 shou4
Taiwan san shou
Japanese sanshū

五逆

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Mandarin wǔ nì / wu3 ni4
Taiwan wu ni
Japanese gogyaku
pañcānantarya; 五無間業 The five rebellious acts or deadly sins, parricide, matricide, killing an arhat, shedding the blood of a Buddha, destroying the harmony of the sangha, or fraternity. The above definition is common both to Hīnayāna and Mahāyāna. The lightest of these sins is the first; the heaviest the last. II. Another group is: (1) sacrilege, such as destroying temples, burning sutras, stealing a Buddha's or a monk's things, inducing others to do so, or taking pleasure therein; (2) slander, or abuse of the teaching of śrāvaka s, pratyekabuddhas, or bodhisattvas; (3) ill-treatment or killing of a monk; (4) any one of the five deadly sins given above; (5) denial of the karma consequences of ill deeds, acting or teaching others accordingly, and unceasing evil life. III. There are also five deadly sins, each of which is equal to each of the first set of five: (1) violation of a mother, or a fully ordained nun; (2) killing a bodhisattva in a sangha; (5) destroying a Buddha's stūpa. IV. The five unpardonable sin of Devadatta who (1) destroyed the harmony of the community; (2) injured Śākyamuni with a stone, shedding his blood; (3) induced the king to let loose a rutting elephant to trample down Śākyamuni; (4) killed a nun; (5) put poison on his finger-nails and saluted Śākyamuni intending to destroy him thereby; five heinous crimes

井河

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Mandarin jǐng hé / jing3 he2
Taiwan ching ho
Japanese igawa / いがわ    ikawa / いかわ
Japanese (surname) Igawa; (surname) Ikawa
Like the well and the river', indicating the impermanence of life. The 'well ' refers to the legend of the man who running away from a mad elephant fell into a well; the 'river ' to a great tree growing on the river bank yet blown over by the wind; [like] the well and the river

伽耶

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Mandarin jiā yé / jia1 ye2
Taiwan chia yeh
Japanese kaya / かや
Japanese (female given name) Kaya; (place-name) Gaya (4th-6th century confederacy of chiefdoms in the Nakdong River valley of southern Korea)

四兵

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Mandarin sì bīng / si4 bing1
Taiwan ssu ping
Japanese shihei
catur-an.gabalakāya; the four divisions of a cakravarti's troops— elephant, hastikāya; horse, aśvakāya; chariot, rathakāya; and foot, pattikāya; four kinds of troops

大象

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Mandarin dà xiàng / da4 xiang4
Taiwan ta hsiang
Japanese daizou / daizo / だいぞう    taishou / taisho / たいしょう
Chinese elephant; CL:隻|只[zhi1]
Japanese (given name) Daizou; (given name) Taishou
large elephant; large elephant

小象

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Japanese kozou / kozo / こぞう Japanese young elephant; baby elephant

巨象

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Japanese kyozou / kyozo / きょぞう Japanese gigantic elephant

恒河

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Mandarin héng hé / heng2 he2
Taiwan heng ho
Japanese hisaka / ひさか    tsunekawa / つねかわ    gouga / goga / ごうが    kouga / koga / こうが
Japanese (personal name) Hisaka; (surname) Tsunekawa; (place-name) Ganga; Ganges (river) (sa: Gannga); (place-name) Kouga

摸象

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Mandarin mō xiàng / mo1 xiang4
Taiwan mo hsiang
Japanese mozō
Chinese to touch an elephant (of proverbial blind people)
The blind man who tried to describe an elephant by feeling it, v. Nirvāṇa Sūtra 32; groping the elephant

普賢


普贤

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Mandarin pǔ xián / pu3 xian2
Taiwan p`u hsien / pu hsien
Japanese fugen / ふげん
Chinese Samantabhadra, the Buddhist Lord of Truth
Japanese Samantabhadra (bodhisattva); Universal Compassion; (place-name) Fugen; (surname) Fuken
Samantabhadra, Viśvabhadra; cf. 三曼 Universal sagacity, or favour; lord of the 理 or fundamental law, the dhyāna, and the practice of all Buddhas. He and Mañjuśrī are the right- and left-hand assistants of Buddha, representing 理 and 智 respectively. He rides on a white elephant, is the patron of the Lotus Sūtra and its devotees, and has close connection with the Huayan Sūtra. His region is in the east. The esoteric school has its own special representation of him, with emphasis on the sword indicative of 理 as the basis of 智. He has ten vows; Samantabhadra bodhisattva

智象

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Mandarin zhì xiàng / zhi4 xiang4
Taiwan chih hsiang
Japanese chizō
prajñā, or Wisdom, likened to an elephant, a title of Buddha, famous monks, the Nirvāṇa-sūtra, the Prajñā-pāramitā sūtra, etc; wise elephant

有手

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Mandarin yǒu shǒu / you3 shou3
Taiwan yu shou
Japanese aride / ありで
Japanese (surname) Aride
To have a hand, or hands. hastin, possessing a hand. i. e. a trunk; an elephant; having hands

狂象

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Mandarin kuáng xiàng / kuang2 xiang4
Taiwan k`uang hsiang / kuang hsiang
Japanese kyōshō

白芋

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Japanese hasuimo / はすいも Japanese (kana only) giant elephant ear (species of taro, Colocasia gigantea)

白象

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Mandarin bái xiàng / bai2 xiang4
Taiwan pai hsiang
Japanese shirozou;hakuzou;byakuzou / shirozo;hakuzo;byakuzo / しろぞう;はくぞう;びゃくぞう
Japanese white elephant; (given name) Byakuzou; (given name) Hakushou

真象

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Mandarin zhēn xiàng / zhen1 xiang4
Taiwan chen hsiang
Japanese makoto / まこと
Chinese the whole elephant (i.e. not the small parts felt by the proverbial blind feelers); fig. the whole picture; a realistic overall view of the whole situation
Japanese (personal name) Makoto

蓮芋

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Japanese hasuimo / はすいも Japanese (kana only) giant elephant ear (species of taro, Colocasia gigantea)

觀象


观象

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Mandarin guān xiàng / guan1 xiang4
Taiwan kuan hsiang
Japanese kanzō
Describing an elephant from sight rather than 摸觀, as would a blind man, from feeling it; i.e. immediate and correct knowledge; contemplate an image

調御


调御

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Mandarin diào yù / diao4 yu4
Taiwan tiao yü
Japanese jōgo

象牙

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Mandarin xiàng yá / xiang4 ya2
Taiwan hsiang ya
Japanese zouge / zoge / ぞうげ
Chinese ivory; elephant tusk
Japanese ivory

象軍


象军

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Mandarin xiàng jun / xiang4 jun1
Taiwan hsiang chün
Japanese zōgun

象駕


象驾

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Mandarin xiàng jià / xiang4 jia4
Taiwan hsiang chia
Japanese zōga

象鼻

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Mandarin xiàng bí / xiang4 bi2
Taiwan hsiang pi
Japanese zōbi

那伽

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Mandarin nà jiā / na4 jia1
Taiwan na chia
Japanese naka / なか
Japanese (female given name) Naka
nāga. Snake, dragon, elephant. It is tr. by 龍 dragon and by 象 elephant. (1) As dragon it represents the chief of the scaly reptiles; it can disappear or be manifest, increase or decrease, lengthen or shrink; in spring it mounts in the sky and in winter enters the earth. The dragon is of many kinds. Dragons are regarded as beneficent, bringing the rains and guarding the heavens (again Draco); they control rivers and lakes, and hibernate in the deep. nāga and mahānāga are titles of a Buddha, (also of those freed from reincarnation) because of his powers, or because like the dragon he soars above earthly desires and ties. One of his former reincarnations was a powerful poisonous dragon which, out of pity, permitted itself to be skinned alive and its flesh eaten by worms. (2) A race of serpent-worshippers; (Skt. nāga)

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Title CharactersRomaji(Romanized Japanese)Various forms of Romanized Chinese
Elephantzou / zoxiàng / xiang4 / xianghsiang
Illusion幻像
幻像 / 幻象
gen zou / genzou / gen zo / genzohuàn xiàng
huan4 xiang4
huan xiang
huanxiang
huan hsiang
huanhsiang
Phenomenon現象
现象
genshou / genshoxiàn xiàng
xian4 xiang4
xian xiang
xianxiang
hsien hsiang
hsienhsiang
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