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Magic in Chinese / Japanese...

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mó shù
ma jutsu
Magic Scroll

This mean magic in Chinese, Japanese Kanji, and old Korean Hanja.

This title can also refer to black magic, black arts, sorcery, magic tricks, and in some contexts, juggling.

This is a strange selection for a wall scroll. Probably only appropriate if you are a magician (or an inspiring magician).

mó fǎ
ma ho
Magic Scroll

魔法 is commonly used in Japanese to mean magic.

Depending on context, in Chinese, Japanese, and old Korean Hanja, this can also mean enchantment, witchcraft, or sorcery.

In Japanese, this can also be the female given name, Maho.

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

Title CharactersRomaji (Romanized Japanese)Various forms of Romanized Chinese
ma jutsu / majutsumó shù / mo2 shu4 / mo shu / moshu
Magic魔法ma ho / mahomó fǎ / mo2 fa3 / mo fa / mofa
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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Simple Dictionary Definition


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mó fǎ / mo2 fa3
mo fa
 mahou / maho / まほう
Magic Scroll
enchantment; magic
(noun - becomes adjective with の) magic; witchcraft; sorcery; spell; (female given name) Maho



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mó shù / mo2 shu4
mo shu
 majutsu / まじゅつ
Magic Scroll
(noun - becomes adjective with の) (1) black magic; sorcery; (noun - becomes adjective with の) (2) magic tricks; juggling

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huà / hua4
 ka / か
to make into; to change into; -ization; to ... -ize; to transform; abbr. for 化學|化学[hua4 xue2]
(suffix) (See 化する) action of making something; -ification; (personal name) Fua
To transform, metamorphose: (1) conversion by instruction, salvation into Buddhism; (2) magic powers 通力 of transformation, of which there are said to be fourteen mental and eight formal kinds. It also has the meaning of immediate appearance out of the void, or creation 無而忽起; and of giving alms, spending, digesting, melting, etc; to teach

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zhòu / zhou4
 ju / じゅ
incantation; magic spell; curse; malediction; to revile; to put a curse on sb
(1) spell; curse; (2) (Buddhist term) dharani; mantra
dhāraṇī 陀羅尼; mantra; an incantation, spell, oath, curse; also a vow with penalties for failure. Mystical, or magical, formulae employed in Yoga. In Lamaism they consist of sets of Tibetan words connected with Sanskrit syllables. In a wider sense dhāraṇī is a treatise with mystical meaning, or explaining it; a mystical invocation

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yīn / yin1
generative forces; magic emanation

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/ ji4
 sai / まつり
to offer a sacrifice to (gods or ancestors); memorial ceremony; (in classical novels) to recite an incantation to activate a magic weapon; (lit. and fig.) to wield
festival; feast; (surname, female given name) Matsuri
Sacrifice, sacrificial; sacrifice or make offerings to one's ancestors


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yīn / yin1
generative force; magic emanation

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mèi / mei4
 miiru / miru / みいる
demon; magic; to charm
(female given name) Miiru
An ogre, evil spirit; an ogre

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/ mo2
 ma / ま
devil; magic
(1) demon; devil; evil spirit; evil influence; (suffix noun) (2) (See 覗き魔) -crazed person; -obsessed person; fiend; (surname) Ma
魔羅 Māra, killing, destroying; 'the Destroyer, Evil One, Devil' (M.W.); explained by murderer, hinderer, disturber, destroyer; he is a deva 'often represented with a hundred arms and riding on an elephant'. Eitel. He sends his daughters, or assumes monstrous forms, or inspires wicked men, to seduce or frighten the saints. He 'resides with legions of subordinates in the heaven Paranirmita Vaśavartin situated on the top of the Kāmadhātu'. Eitel. Earlier form 磨; also v. 波 Pāpīyān. He is also called 他化自在天. There are various categories of māras, e.g. the skandha-māra, passion-māra, etc; evil demon


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yī zì / yi1 zi4
i tzu
 ichiji / いちじ
in a row; in a line
(one) letter; (one) character
One word; a magic or esoteric word; one word


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yī biàn / yi1 bian4
i pien
 ippen / いっぺん
one time (all the way through); once through
(n,n-adv) (1) (kana only) (See 一遍に・1) once; one time; (suffix noun) (2) (kana only) (after a noun) (See 正直一遍,義理一遍) exclusively; only; alone; (given name) Ippen
Once, one recital of Buddha's name, or of a sūtra, or magic formula; style of 智眞 Zhizhen, founder of the 時宗 Ji-shū (Japan); all thoughts


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xiān dān / xian1 dan1
hsien tan
 sentan / せんたん
elixir; magic potion
elixir (of life)



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xiān qì / xian1 qi4
hsien ch`i / hsien chi
magic breath



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xiān yào / xian1 yao4
hsien yao
legendary magic potion of immortals; panacea; fig. wonder solution to a problem


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huà chéng / hua4 cheng2
hua ch`eng / hua cheng
 gejou / gejo / げじょう
{Buddh} castle magically created by the Buddha
The magic, or illusion city, in the Lotus Sutra; it typifies temporary or incomplete nirvana, i. e. the imperfect nirvana of Hīnayāna; conjured city


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 jumon / じゅもん spell; charm; incantation; magic word


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 juhou / juho / じゅほう (1) {Buddh} esoteric Buddhist ritual where incantations are chanted; (2) magic



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zhòu shù / zhou4 shu4
chou shu
 jujutsu / じゅじゅつ
magic; sorcery; incantation


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 wazuma / わづま branch of ancient Japanese magic tricks inherited mainly from oral tradition


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 shinadama / しなだま (1) tossing several items into the air and attempting to catch them all (form of street performance); (2) sleight of hand; magic; (surname) Shinadama


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 kijutsu / きじゅつ magic; conjuring; sleight of hand; legerdemain



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yāo shù / yao1 shu4
yao shu
 youjutsu / yojutsu / ようじゅつ
black magic; black art; witchcraft; sorcery


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 yoriba / よりば (1) gathering place; (2) (abbreviation) labour camp for drifters, criminals, etc. (Edo period); (3) entertainment hall (for rakugo, manzai, magic, music, etc.); vaudeville theater (theatre); music hall; (surname) Yoriba


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 yoseseki / よせせき    yose / よせ entertainment hall (for rakugo, manzai, magic, music, etc.); vaudeville theater (theatre); music hall


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 sekitei / sekite / せきてい (1) (See 寄席) entertainment hall (for rakugo, manzai, magic, music, etc.); vaudeville theater (theatre); music hall; (2) vaudeville theater manager; music hall proprietor


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 genyou / genyo / げんよう (noun/participle) (1) confusing people; (noun/participle) (2) magic; (noun/participle) (3) ghost, monster, etc., the true identity of which is unknown


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 gentou / gento / げんとう slide projector; magic lantern



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huàn dēng / huan4 deng1
huan teng
 gentou / gento / げんとう
lantern slides
(out-dated kanji) slide projector; magic lantern


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 genjutsu / げんじゅつ (1) magic; sorcery; wizardry; witchcraft; (2) magic (illusion); conjuring


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 shikigami / しきがみ form of magic or divination (e.g. animating objects to act as the sorcerer's agent)

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