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University Brotherhood / House
xiōng dì huì
Fraternity Scroll

兄弟會 is the word in Chinese for a college fraternity or some other kind of fraternal order.

Literally, these characters mean "Elder brother younger brother association". The last character can also be translated as a group, union, gathering, assembly, meeting, or conference.

Love for Humanity / Brotherly Love

benevolence, love
bó ài
Love for Humanity / Brotherly Love Scroll

In Chinese and Korean, this means universal fraternity, brotherhood, or universal love.

In Japanese, this means charity, benevolence, philanthropy, or love for humanity.

Please note these subtle differences and take that into account depending on your intended audience (Chinese, Korean or Japanese).

See Also:  Benevolence | Altruism


ai ki kai
Aikikai Scroll

Aikikai is the original school of Aikido.

Several organizations use this title. The first was established in Japan in 1940 (The Aikikai Foundation or 財団法人合気会).

The only difference between this title and Aikido is the last character "kai" which means club, group, fraternity, organization, or assembly.

Note: This title is often romanized with a dash like this: Aiki-Kai.

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

Title CharactersRomaji (Romanized Japanese)Various forms of Romanized Chinese
xiōng dì huì
xiong1 di4 hui4
xiong di hui
hsiung ti hui
Love for Humanity
Brotherly Love
hakuaibó ài / bo2 ai4 / bo ai / boaipo ai / poai
Aikikai合気会 / 合氣會
ai ki kai / aikikai
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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xiōng dì / xiong1 di4
hsiung ti
 kyoudai(p);keitei / kyodai(p);kete / きょうだい(P);けいてい
Aikikai Scroll
brothers; younger brother; CL:個|个[ge4]; I, me (humble term used by men in public speech); brotherly; fraternal
(1) (See ご兄弟) siblings; brothers and sisters; (2) brothers; (3) siblings-in-law; brothers-in-law; sisters-in-law; (4) (familiar language) (masculine speech) mate; friend; (personal name) Kyoudai
Elder and younger brothers; brother, brethren, i. e. members of the fraternity.



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bó ài / bo2 ai4
po ai
 hakuai / はくあい
Aikikai Scroll
universal fraternity (or brotherhood); universal love
(noun - becomes adjective with の) charity; benevolence; philanthropy; (love for) humanity; fraternity; brotherhood; brotherly love; love of fellow man; (male given name) Hiroyoshi
to love universally without discrimination



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xiōng dì huì / xiong1 di4 hui4
hsiung ti hui
Aikikai Scroll


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wǔ nì / wu3 ni4
wu ni
 gogyaku / ごぎゃく
(1) {Buddh} five cardinal sins (killing one's father, killing one's mother, killing an arhat, shedding the blood of a Buddha, causing a schism within the sangha); (2) (hist) crime of killing one's master, father, grandfather, mother, or grandmother
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



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jiāo yóu / jiao1 you2
chiao yu
 kyōyu / こうゆう
to have friendly relationships; circle of friends
(noun/participle) friend; friendship; companionship; fraternization; fraternity; comradeship; acquaintance
to make friends



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bā huì / ba1 hui4
pa hui
Eight things unclean to a monk: buying land for self, not for Buddha or the fraternity; ditto cultivating; ditto laying by or storing up; ditto keeping servants (or slaves); keeping animals (for slaughter); treasuring up gold, etc.; ivory and ornaments; utensils for private use; eight defilements



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yǒu ài / you3 ai4
yu ai
 yuuai / yuai / ゆうあい
friendly affection; fraternal love
fraternity; friendship; (female given name) Yume


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tóng rén / tong2 ren2
t`ung jen / tung jen
 doujin(p);dounin / dojin(p);donin / どうじん(P);どうにん
people from the same workplace or profession; co-worker; colleague; pop culture enthusiasts who create fan fiction etc
(1) same person; (2) said person; the person in question; (3) coterie; clique; fraternity; kindred spirits; comrade; colleague; (4) (どうじん only) dōjin; doujin; Japanese fans or hobbyists who produce their owns magazines, manga, software, etc.



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huàn tiě / huan4 tie3
huan t`ieh / huan tieh
to exchange cards containing personal details (when taking an oath of fraternity)



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máo tóu / mao2 tou2
mao t`ou / mao tou
 moutou / moto / もうとう
(adverb) (with neg. sentence) (not) in the least; (not) at all; (not) a bit; (surname) Moutou
idem 毛道; also, a barber-monk who shaves the fraternity; ignorant fool



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qī sēng zhāi / qi1 seng1 zhai1
ch`i seng chai / chi seng chai
 shichisō sai
A "western″ term meaning an endowment for a complete monastic fraternity of seven monks; seven monk's endowment


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 kurabu / クラブ (ateji / phonetic) (kana only) club; fraternity; sorority; clubhouse


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bā niàn fǎ / ba1 nian4 fa3
pa nien fa
 hachi nenhō
Or 八念門. Eight lines of thought, in the智度論 21 , for resisting Māra-attacks and evil promptings during the meditation on impurity, etc.; i.e. thought of the Buddha, of the Law (or Truth), the fraternity, the commandments, alms-giving, the devas, breathing, and death. There are also the 大人八念 , i.e. that truth 道 is obtained through absence of desire, contentment, aloneness, zeal, correct thinking, a fixed mind, wisdom, and inner joy. v. 八念經; eight patterns of mindfulness


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bā jìng jiè / ba1 jing4 jie4
pa ching chieh
The eight commands given by the Buddha to his foster-mother, i.e. aunt, when she was admitted to the order, and which remain as commands to nuns: (1) even though a hundred years old a nun must pay respect to a monk, however young, and offer her seat to him; (2) must never scold a monk; (3) never accuse, or speak of his misdeeds; but a monk may speak of hers; (4) at his hands obtain reception into the order; (5) confess sin (sexual or other) before the assembly of monks and nuns; (6) ask the fraternity for a monk as preceptor; (7) never share the same summer resort with monks; (8) after the summer retreat she must report and ask for a responsible confessor. Also 八敬法; 八不可越法 (or 八不可過法) ; 八尊重法; v. 四分律 48; eight precepts


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shí gōng dé / shi2 gong1 de2
shih kung te
 jū kudoku
(十功德論) Ten merits (or powers) commended by the Buddha to his bhikṣus—zealous progress, contentment with few desires, courage, learning (so as to teach), fearlessness, perfect observance of the commands and the fraternity, regulations, perfect meditation, perfect wisdom, perfect liberation, and perfect understanding of it; ten merits


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 yuuaikai / yuaikai / ゆうあいかい fraternal association; friendship society; fraternity



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qī sēng fǎ huì / qi1 seng1 fa3 hui4
ch`i seng fa hui / chi seng fa hui
 shichisō hōe
An assembly of a monasterial fraternity; assembly of a monastic fraternity


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shí bù huǐ jiè / shi2 bu4 hui3 jie4
shih pu hui chieh
 jū fuke kai
The ten rules which produce no regrets—not to kill, steal, fornicate, lie, tall of a fellow -Buddhist's sins, deal in wine, praise oneself and discredit others, be mean, be angry, defame the Triratna (Buddha, Law, Fraternity); ten no-regret precepts


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 kouyuu / koyu / こうゆう (noun/participle) friendship; companionship; fraternity; comradeship


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 touashinzenkyoukai / toashinzenkyokai / とうあしんぜんきょうかい (o) East Asian Fraternity Association


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 kurabu / クラブ (kana only) club; fraternity; sorority; clubhouse

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