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Ritsu

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While this character literally means law, regulation or rules, it's also a surname Lü in Chinese and name Ritsu in Japanese.

In more ancient times (and for some people still), this can refer to East Asian criminal code, or vinaya (rules for the monastic community). For Japanese Buddhists, this can be the Ritsu school.

In some context, this can refer to certain musical scales used in Asia.

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Characters

If shown, 2nd row is Simp. Chinese

Pronunciation
Romanization
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Mandarin/ lu:4
Taiwan
Japanese ritsu / りつ
Ritsu Vertical Wall Scroll
Chinese law; surname Lü
Japanese (1) law (esp. ancient East Asian criminal code); regulation; (2) {Buddh} vinaya (rules for the monastic community); (3) (abbreviation) (See 律宗) Ritsu (school of Buddhism); (4) (abbreviation) (See 律詩) lushi (style of Chinese poem); (5) (also りち) (musical) pitch; (6) (See 十二律,呂・2) six odd-numbered notes of the ancient chromatic scale; (7) (abbreviation) (See 律旋) Japanese seven-tone gagaku scale, similar to Dorian mode (corresponding to: re, mi, fa, so, la, ti, do); (n,n-suf,ctr) (8) (in traditional Eastern music) step (corresponding to a Western semitone); (personal name) Ritsuji; (female given name) Ritsu; (female given name) Rizumu; (given name) Hiroshi; (given name) Nori; (given name) Tadasu; (given name) Tadashi; (male given name) Takashi; (personal name) Osamu
vinaya, from vi-ni, to 1ead, train: discipline: v. 毘奈耶; other names are Prātimokṣa, śīla, and upalakṣa. The discipline, or monastic rules; one of the three divisions of the Canon, or Tripiṭaka, and said to have been compiled by Upāli.

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Mandarin/ li4
Taiwan li
Japanese kuri(p);kuri / くり(P);クリ
Chinese chestnut; surname Li
Japanese (kana only) Japanese chestnut (Castanea crenata); (surname) Ritsu; (surname) Richi; (female given name) Maron; (surname) Takakuwa; (surname) Takakuri; (surname) Kurizaki; (surname) Kurisaki; (surname, female given name) Kuri
Chestnut; translit. l, hṛ.

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Mandarin shuài // lǜ / shuai4 // lu:4
Taiwan shuai // lü
Japanese ritsu / りつ
Chinese to lead; to command; rash; hasty; frank; straightforward; generally; usually; rate; frequency
Japanese (n,n-suf) rate; ratio; proportion; percentage
A net with handle; to pursue, follow after; lead on; suddenly; generally; to follow

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Mandarin/ li4
Taiwan li
Japanese riyuu / riyu / りゆう    ryuu / ryu / りゅう    ritsu / りつ    risen / りせん    noboru / のぼる    tateshi / たてし    tatezaki / たてざき    tatesaki / たてさき    tate / たて    tatsuru / たつる    tatsuzaki / たつざき    tatsu / たつ    tachizaki / たちざき    tachisaki / たちさき    tachi / たち    takashi / たかし
Chinese to stand; to set up; to establish; to lay down; to draw up; at once; immediately; surname Li
Japanese (personal name) Riyuu; (given name) Ryuu; (given name) Ritsu; (female given name) Risen; (given name) Noboru; (given name) Tateshi; (surname) Tatezaki; (surname) Tatesaki; (place-name) Tate; (given name) Tatsuru; (surname) Tatsuzaki; (surname, given name) Tatsu; (surname) Tachizaki; (surname) Tachisaki; (place-name) Tachi; (given name) Takashi
Set up, establish, stand, stand up; to establish

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Mandarin/ lu:4
Taiwan
Japanese mugura;mogura;ugura / むぐら;もぐら;うぐら
Chinese Humulus japonicus
Japanese creepers; trailing plants; (female given name) Ritsu; (surname) Mogura; (surname) Mugura

りつ

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Japanese ritsu / りつ Japanese (female given name) Ritsu

リツ

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Japanese ritsu / リツ
Ritsu Vertical Wall Scroll
Japanese (female given name) Ritsu

七宗

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Mandarin qī zōng / qi1 zong1
Taiwan ch`i tsung / chi tsung
Japanese hichisou / hichiso / ひちそう
Japanese (place-name) Hichisou
The seven Japanese sects of 律 Ritsu (or Risshū), 法相 Hossō, 論 Sanron 華嚴Kegon, 天台 Tendai, 眞言 Shingon, and 禪Zen; seven schools

八宗

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Mandarin bā zōng / ba1 zong1
Taiwan pa tsung
Japanese hasshuu / hasshu / はっしゅう
Japanese (See 南都六宗) the two sects of Buddhism introduced to Japan during the Heian period (Tiantai and Shingon) and the six sects introduced during the Nara period
or 八家 Eight of the early Japanese sects: 倶舍 Kusha, 成實 Jōjitsu, 律 Ritsu, 法相Hossō, 三論 Sanron, 華嚴 Kegon, 天台 Tendai, 眞言 Shingon; eight schools

凛通

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Japanese ritsu / りつ Japanese (female given name) Ritsu

凛都

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Japanese ritsu / りつ Japanese (female given name) Ritsu

利津

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Mandarin lì jīn / li4 jin1
Taiwan li chin
Japanese ritsu / りつ
Chinese Lijin county in Dongying 東營|东营[Dong1 ying2], Shandong
Japanese (female given name) Ritsu

利逸

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Japanese riitsu / ritsu / りいつ Japanese (given name) Riitsu

十宗

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Mandarin shí zōng / shi2 zong1
Taiwan shih tsung
Japanese jūshū
The ten schools of Chinese Buddhism: I. The (1) 律宗 Vinaya-discipline, or 南山|; (2) 倶舍 Kośa, Abhidharma, or Reality (Sarvāstivādin) 有宗; (3) 成實宗 Satyasiddhi sect founded on this śāstra by Harivarman; (4) 三論宗 Mādhyamika or 性空宗; (5) 法華宗 Lotus, "Law-flower" or Tiantai 天台宗; (6) 華嚴Huayan or法性 or賢首宗; ( 7) 法相宗 Dharmalakṣana or 慈恩宗 founded on the唯識論 (8) 心宗 Ch'an or Zen, mind-only or intuitive, v. 禪宗 ; (9) 眞言宗 (Jap. Shingon) or esoteric 密宗 ; (10) 蓮宗 Amitābha-lotus or Pure Land (Jap. Jōdo) 淨士宗. The 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and 9th are found in Japan rather than in China, where they have ceased to be of importance. II. The Hua-yen has also ten divisions into ten schools of thought: (1) 我法倶有 the reality of self (or soul) and things, e.g. mind and matter; (2) 法有我無 the reality of things but not of soul; (3) 法無去來 things have neither creation nor destruction; (4) 現通假實 present things are both apparent and real; (5) 俗妄眞實 common or phenomenal ideas are wrong, fundamental reality is the only truth; (6) things are merely names; (7) all things are unreal 空; (8) the bhūtatathatā is not unreal; (9) phenomena and their perception are to be got rid of; (10) the perfect, all-inclusive, and complete teaching of the One Vehicle. III. There are two old Japanese divisions: 大乘律宗, 倶舎宗 , 成實 宗 , 法和宗 , 三論宗 , 天台宗 , 華嚴宗 , 眞言宗 , 小乘律宗 , and 淨土宗 ; the second list adds 禪宗 and omits 大乘律宗. They are the Ritsu, Kusha, Jōjitsu, Hossō, Sanron, Tendai, Kegon, Shingon, (Hīnayāna) Ritsu, and Jōdo; the addition being Zen.

和上

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Mandarin hé shàng / he2 shang4
Taiwan ho shang
Japanese wajou / wajo / わじょう    wakami / わかみ
Japanese (1) (honorific or respectful language) preceptor or high priest (in Shingon, Hosso, Ritsu or Shin Buddhism); (2) second highest priestly rank in Buddhism; (3) master (of one's art, trade, etc.); (1) (honorific or respectful language) preceptor or high priest (in Tendai or Kegon Buddhism); (2) second highest priestly rank in Buddhism; (3) monk (esp. the head monk of a temple); (4) master (of one's art, trade, etc.); (place-name) Wajou; (surname) Wakami
a senior monk (a teacher-monk) who has the authority to administer the precepts

和尚

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Mandarin hé shang / he2 shang5
Taiwan ho shang
Japanese wajou / wajo / わじょう    kazuhisa / かずひさ    kazunao / かずなお    oshou / osho / おしょう
Chinese Buddhist monk
Japanese (1) (honorific or respectful language) preceptor or high priest (in Shingon, Hosso, Ritsu or Shin Buddhism); (2) second highest priestly rank in Buddhism; (3) master (of one's art, trade, etc.); (1) (honorific or respectful language) preceptor or high priest (in Tendai or Kegon Buddhism); (2) second highest priestly rank in Buddhism; (3) monk (esp. the head monk of a temple); (4) master (of one's art, trade, etc.); (1) (honorific or respectful language) preceptor or high priest (esp. in Zen or Pure Land Buddhism); (2) second highest priestly rank in Buddhism; (3) monk (esp. the head monk of a temple); (4) master (of one's art, trade, etc.); (personal name) Wajou; (personal name) Kazuhisa; (personal name) Kazunao; (given name) Oshou
A general term for a monk. It is said to be derived from Khotan in the form of 和闍 or 和社 (or 烏社) which might be a translit. of vandya (Tibetan and Khotani ban-de), 'reverend.' Later it took the form of 和尚 or 和上. The 律宗 use 和上, others generally 和尚. The Sanskrit term used in its interpretation is 鳥波陀耶 upādhyāya, a 'sub-teacher' of the Vedas, inferior to an ācārya; this is intp. as 力生 strong in producing (knowledge), or in begetting strength in his disciples; also by 知有罪知無罪 a discerner of sin from not-sin, or the sinful from the not-sinful. It has been used as a synonym for 法師 a teacher of doctrine, in distinction from 律師 a teacher of the vinaya, also from 禪師 a teacher of the Intuitive school.

宗派

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Mandarin zōng pài / zong1 pai4
Taiwan tsung p`ai / tsung pai
Japanese shuuha / shuha / しゅうは
Chinese sect
Japanese (noun - becomes adjective with の) sect; denomination
Sects (of Buddhism). In India, according to Chinese accounts, the two schools of Hīnayāna became divided into twentysects. Mahāyāna had two main schools, the Mādhyamika, ascribed to Nāgārjunaand Āryadeva about the second century A. D., and the Yogācārya, ascribed toAsaṅga and Vasubandhu in the fourth century A. D. In China thirteen sectswere founded: (1) 倶舍宗 Abhidharma or Kośa sect, representing Hīnayāna,based upon the Abhidharma-kosa-śāstra or 倶舍論. (2) 成實宗 Satyasiddhi sect, based on the 成實論 Satyasiddhi-śāstra,tr. by Kumārajīva; no sect corresponds to it in India; in China and Japan itbecame incorporated in the 三論宗. (3) 律宗 Vinaya or Discipline sect, basedon 十誦律, 四分律, 僧祗律, etc. (4) 三論宗 The three śāstra sect, based on theMādhyamika-śāstra 中觀論 of Nāgārjuna, theSata-śāstra 百論 of Āryadeva, and theDvādasa-nikāya-śāstra 十二門論 of Nāgārjuna; this schooldates back to the translation of the three śāstras by Kumārajīva in A. D. 409. (5) 涅槃宗 Nirvāṇasect, based upon the Mahāparinirvāṇa-sūtra 涅槃經 tr. byDharmaraksa in 423; later incorporated in Tiantai, with which it had much incommon. (6) 地論宗 Daśabhūmikā sect, based on Vasubandhu's work on the tenstages of the bodhisattva's path to Buddhahood, tr. by Bodhiruci 508,absorbed by the Avataṃsaka school, infra. (7) 淨土宗 Pure-land or Sukhāvatīsect, founded in China by Bodhiruci; its doctrine was salvation throughfaith in Amitābha into the Western Paradise. (8) 禪宗 dhyāna, meditative or intuitional sect, attributed toBodhidharma about A. D. 527, but it existed before he came to China. (9) 攝論宗, based upon the 攝大乘論 Mahāyāna-saṃparigraha-śāstra byAsaṅga, tr. by Paramārtha in 563, subsequently absorbed by the Avataṃsakasect. (10) 天台宗 Tiantai, based on the 法華經 SaddharmapuṇḍarīkaSūtra, or the Lotus of the Good Law; it is aconsummation of the Mādhyamika tradition. (11) 華嚴宗 Avataṃsaka sect, basedon the Buddhāvataṃsaka-sūtra, or Gandha-vyūha 華嚴經 tr. in 418. (12) 法相宗 Dharmalakṣaṇa sect, established after thereturn of Xuanzang from India and his trans. of the important Yogācāryaworks. (13) 眞言宗 Mantra sect, A. D. 716. In Japan twelve sects are named:Sanron, Hossō, Kegon, Kusha, Jōjitsu, Ritsu, Tendai, Shingon; these areknown as the ancient sects, the two last being styled mediaeval; therefollow the Zen and Jōdo; the remaining two are Shin and Nichiren; at presentthere are the Hossō, Kegon, Tendai, Shingon, Zen, Jōdo, Shin, and Nichirensects.

律宗

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Mandarin lǜ zōng / lv4 zong1
Taiwan lü tsung
Japanese risshuu / risshu / りっしゅう
Japanese Ritsu (school of Buddhism)
The Vinaya school, emphasizing the monastic discipline, founded in China by 道宣 Daoxuan of the Tang dynasty.

梨律

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Japanese ritsu / りつ Japanese (female given name) Ritsu

梨津

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Japanese ritsu / りつ Japanese (personal name) Ritsu

狸通

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Japanese ritsuu / ritsu / りつう Japanese (given name) Ritsuu

理津

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Japanese ritsu / りつ Japanese (female given name) Ritsu

理逸

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Japanese riitsu / ritsu / りいつ Japanese (personal name) Riitsu

理都

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Japanese rito / りと    ritsu / りつ    ayaka / あやか Japanese (female given name) Rito; (female given name) Ritsu; (female given name) Ayaka

璃津

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Japanese ritsu / りつ    akizu / あきづ    akitsu / あきつ Japanese (female given name) Ritsu; (surname) Akidzu; (surname) Akitsu

璃都

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Japanese ritsu / りつ Japanese (female given name) Ritsu

立津

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Japanese ritsu / りつ    tatetsu / たてつ Japanese (female given name) Ritsu; (surname) Tatetsu

織都

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Japanese ritsu / りつ Japanese (female given name) Ritsu

莉津

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Japanese ritsu / りつ Japanese (female given name) Ritsu

莉都

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Japanese rito / りと    ritsu / りつ Japanese (female given name) Rito; (female given name) Ritsu

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