Monarch in Chinese / Japanese...

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wáng
wong
ou
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王 is wang which means king. It is not pronounced the way you think in Chinese. It is more like English-speakers would want to pronounce wong. It has roughly the same vowel sound as tong, song, or long in English.

Note that this means king only, not emperor. An emperor is higher than a king, and theoretically is chosen by God, according to ancient Chinese culture. However, the definition is often blurred at various points in Asian history.

王 can also be defined as ruler, sovereign, monarch or magnate. It is also can refer to a game piece in the chess-like Japanese strategic game of shoji.

Note: This can also be a family name in Chinese, Korean and Vietnamese (in Vietnamese it's Vương).


See Also:  Queen


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Characters

If shown, 2nd row is Simp. Chinese

Pronunciation
Romanization
Simple Dictionary Definition

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jun
    jun1
chün
 kun
    くん
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monarch; lord; gentleman; ruler
(suffix) Mr (junior); master; boy; (personal name) Kunji
Prince, noble, ideal man or woman; translit. kun.

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wàng
    wang4
wang
 ou / o
    おう
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to rule; to reign over
(n,n-suf) (1) king; ruler; sovereign; monarch; (n,n-suf) (2) tycoon; magnate; champion; master; (n,n-suf) (3) (abbreviation) {shogi} (See 王将・おうしょう) king (of the senior player); (surname) Wan
rāja, king, prince, royal; to rule.

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hòu
    hou4
hou
 kisaki
    きさき
empress; queen; (archaic) monarch; ruler
(out-dated kanji) (suffix) after; (out-dated or obsolete kana usage) empress; queen; (female given name) Kisaki

冷宮


冷宫

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lěng gōng
    leng3 gong1
leng kung
(in literature and opera) a place to which a monarch banishes a wife or concubine who falls from favor; (fig.) the doghouse; a state of disfavor

名君

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 meikun / mekun
    めいくん
wise ruler; enlightened monarch; benevolent lord

君主

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jun zhǔ
    jun1 zhu3
chün chu
 kunshu
    くんしゅ
monarch; sovereign
ruler; monarch; sovereign
ruler

君側

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 kunsoku
    くんそく
proximity of a monarch or lord

君国

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 kunkoku
    くんこく
(1) monarchy; (2) monarch and nation; (surname) Kimikuni

君民

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 kunmin
    くんみん
monarch and subjects

四德

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sì dé
    si4 de2
ssu te
 shitoku
four Confucian injunctions 孝悌忠信 (for men), namely: piety 孝 to one's parents, respect 悌 to one's older brother, loyalty 忠 to one's monarch, faith 信 to one's male friends; the four Confucian virtues for women of morality 德[de2], physical charm 容, propriety in speech 言 and efficiency in needlework 功
The four nirvana virtues, or values, according to the Mahāyāna Nirvana Sutra: (1) 常德 permanence or eternity; (2) 樂德 joy; (3) 我德 personality or the soul; (4) 淨德 purity. These four important terms, while denied in the lower realms, are affirmed by the sutra in the transcendental, or nirvana-realm; four virtues

国君

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 kokkun
    こっくん
(form) ruler of a country; sovereign; monarch

国王

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 kokuou / kokuo
    こくおう
(1) king; queen; monarch; sovereign; (2) {law} the Crown (as a focus of authority in the UK, etc.); the throne

國君


国君

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guó jun
    guo2 jun1
kuo chün
monarch

在位

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zài wèi
    zai4 wei4
tsai wei
 zaii / zai
    ざいい
on the throne; reigning (monarch)
(n,vs,vi) reign; being on the throne

天心

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tiān xīn
    tian1 xin1
t`ien hsin
    tien hsin
 tenshin
    てんしん
center of the sky; will of heaven; will of the Gods; the monarch's will
(1) zenith; (2) divine will; providence; (given name) Tenshin
mind of heaven

封邑

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fēng yì
    feng1 yi4
feng i
grant of territory by an emperor or monarch (old)

帝王

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dì wáng
    di4 wang2
ti wang
 teiou / teo
    ていおう
regent; monarch
sovereign; emperor; monarch
a major king

明君

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 akikimi
    あききみ
wise ruler; enlightened monarch; benevolent lord; (personal name) Akikimi

特旨

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 tokushi
    とくし
special consideration (esp. of a monarch, emperor, etc.); special favour

王者

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 ouja(p); ousha / oja(p); osha
    おうじゃ(P); おうしゃ
(1) king; monarch; ruler; (2) champion

聖王


圣王

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shèng wáng
    sheng4 wang2
sheng wang
 seiou / seo
    せいおう
sage ruler
(archaism) virtuous ruler; worthy monarch

規復


规复

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guī fù
    gui1 fu4
kuei fu
to restore (deposed monarch, rule, system of laws, ecological system etc); restoration

親衛

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 shinei / shine
    しんえい
monarch's guards; (given name) Chikae

貢ぐ

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 mitsugu
    みつぐ
(v5g,vt,vi) (1) to support (someone) financially; to finance; to supply (money); to give (in support); (transitive verb) (2) to present (money or gifts) to a monarch (feudal lord, etc.)

近臣

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jìn chén
    jin4 chen2
chin ch`en
    chin chen
 kinshin
    きんしん
member of a monarch's inner ministerial circle (old)
vassal; attendant

大樺斑

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 ookabamadara; ookabamadara
    おおかばまだら; オオカバマダラ
monarch butterfly (Danaus plexippus)

大高王

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dà gāo wáng
    da4 gao1 wang2
ta kao wang
 Daikō Ō
Abhyudgata-rāja. Great august monarch, name of the kalpa in which Śubha-vyūha 妙莊嚴王, who is not known in the older literature, is to be reborn as a Buddha.

帝王学

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 teiougaku / teogaku
    ていおうがく
education for governing as a monarch; kingcraft

具支灌頂


具支灌顶

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jù zhī guàn dǐng
    ju4 zhi1 guan4 ding3
chü chih kuan ting
 gushi kanjō
One of the three abhiṣeka or baptisms of the 大日經. A ceremonial sprinkling of the head of a monarch at his investiture with water from the seas and rivers (in his domain). It is a mode also employed in the investiture of certain high officials of Buddhism; ceremonial sprinkling of the head of a monarch at his investiture with water from the seas and rivers (in his domain)

孝悌忠信

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xiào tì zhōng xìn
    xiao4 ti4 zhong1 xin4
hsiao t`i chung hsin
    hsiao ti chung hsin
Confucian moral injunctions of fidelity; piety to one's parents, respect to one's older brother, loyalty to one's monarch, faith to one's male friends

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