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Silver

yín
shirogane
Silver Vertical Wall Scroll

銀 is the Chinese, Japanese Kanji, and old Korean Hanja for silver.

This same word can refer to things that are silver-colored, money or currency, silver coins, or silver paint.

In Japanese, this can be a given name "Ginji."

There’s No Place Like Home

jīn wō yín wō bù rú zì jǐ de gǒu wō
There’s No Place Like Home Vertical Wall Scroll

This Chinese slang proverb means: Golden house, [or a] silver house, not as good as my own dog house.

It's basically saying that even a house made of gold or silver is not as good as my own home (which may only be suitable for a dog but it's mine).

Kintsukuroi

kintsukuroi
Kintsukuroi Vertical Wall Scroll

金繕い is kintsukuroi or kinzukuroi, the Japanese art of repairing pottery with a lacquer mixed with gold, silver, etc.

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Characters

If shown, 2nd row is Simp. Chinese

Pronunciation
Romanization
Simple Dictionary Definition

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yáng / yang2
yang
 you / yo / よう
Kintsukuroi Vertical Wall Scroll
ocean; vast; foreign; silver dollar or coin
(1) Occident and Orient (esp. the Occident); (2) ocean; sea; (prefix) (3) foreign; Western; European; (personal name) Youji


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yín / yin2
yin
 gin / ぎんじ
Kintsukuroi Vertical Wall Scroll
silver; silver-colored; relating to money or currency
(out-dated or obsolete kana usage) (noun - becomes adjective with の) (1) silver (Ag); (2) silver coin; money; (3) silver medal; (noun - becomes adjective with の) (4) silver colour; silver color; (noun - becomes adjective with の) (1) silver (Ag); (2) silver coin; money; (3) silver medal; (noun - becomes adjective with の) (4) silver colour; silver color; (5) (shogi) (abbreviation) silver general; (out-dated kanji) (1) money; (2) metal; (personal name) Ginji
rūpya. Silver; money; silver

大洋

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dà yáng / da4 yang2
ta yang
 taiyou / taiyo / たいよう
Kintsukuroi Vertical Wall Scroll
oceans; silver yuan
(noun - becomes adjective with の) ocean; (personal name) Motohiro

トロイ

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 toroi / トロイ
Kintsukuroi Vertical Wall Scroll
troy; weight system used for gold, silver, etc.; (place-name) Troy; Treu

金繕い

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 kintsukuroi;kinzukuroi / きんつくろい;きんづくろい
Kintsukuroi Vertical Wall Scroll
repairing pottery with a lacquer mixed with gold, silver, etc.

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 nijuumaru / nijumaru / にじゅうまる double circle; 'good work' (equiv. of silver star awarded to children at school)

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liǎng / liang3
liang
 ryou / ryo / りょう
Japanese variant of 兩|两
(pref,adj-no) (1) both (hands, parents, sides, etc.); (counter) (2) (See 輛・りょう) counter for carriages (e.g. in a train); counter for vehicles; (3) (See 匁・もんめ) ryō; tael; traditional unit of weight (for gold, silver and drugs), 4-5 monme, 15-19 g; (4) ryō; pre-Meiji unit of currency, orig. the value of one ryō of gold; (5) (See 反・たん・1) ryō; traditional measure of fabric, 2 tan; (6) (archaism) (See 斤・1) ryō; tael; unit of weight under the Ritsuryo system, 1-16 kin, 42-43 g; (place-name) Ryou

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jiè / jie4
chieh
 kai / かい;いんごと(ok)
to guard against; to exhort; to admonish or warn; to give up or stop doing something; Buddhist monastic discipline; ring (for a finger)
(1) (かい only) {Buddh} admonition; commandment; (2) sila (precept)
śīla, 尸羅. Precept, command, prohibition, discipline, rule; morality. It is applied to the five, eight, ten, 250, and other commandments. The five are: (1) not to kill; (2 ) not to steal; (3) not to commit adultery; (4) not to speak falsely; (5) not to drink wine. These are the commands for lay disciples; those who observe them will be reborn in the human realm. The Sarvāstivādins did not sanction the observance of a limited selection from them as did the 成實宗 Satyasiddhi school. Each of the five precepts has five guardian spirits, in all twenty-five, 五戒二十五神. The eight for lay disciples are the above five together with Nos. 7, 8, and 9 of the following; the ten commands for the ordained, monks and nuns, are the above five with the following: (6) not to use adornments of flowers, nor perfumes; (7) not to perform as an actor, juggler, acrobat, or go to watch and hear them; (8) not to sit on elevated, broad, and large divans (or beds); (9) not to eat except in regulation hours; (10) not to possess money, gold or silver, or precious things. The 具足戒full commands for a monk number 250, those for a nun are 348, commonly called 500. Śīla is also the first of the 五分法身, i.e. a condition above all moral error. The Sutra of Brahma's Net has the following after the first five: (6) not to speak of the sins of those in orders; (7) not to vaunt self and depreciate others; (8) not to be avaricious; (9) not to be angry; (10) not to slander the triratna.


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dìng / ding4
ting
 jō / てい
(weaving) spindle; ingot; pressed cake of medicine etc; classifier for: gold and silver ingots, ink sticks
(1) lock; padlock; (n,n-suf,ctr) (2) tablet; lozenge; pill; (female given name) Tei
burning brightly


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cuò / cuo4
ts`o / tso
 saku / こすり
mistake; wrong; bad; interlocking; complex; to grind; to polish; to alternate; to stagger; to miss; to let slip; to evade; to inlay with gold or silver
rubbing; scrubbing; scraping
to mix


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/ fu4
fu
 funa / ふな
silver carp
(kana only) crucian carp (Carassius spp.); (surname) Funa


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xián / xian2
hsien
silver pheasant (Phasianus nycthemerus); silver pheasant badge worn by civil officials of the 5th grade

ラメ

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 rame / ラメ lamé (cloth made from gold or silver thread) (fre:); (personal name) Lame

丁銀

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 chougin / chogin / ちょうぎん Edo period silver coin shaped like a sea cucumber; (surname) Chougin

七宝

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 shippou;shichihou / shippo;shichiho / しっぽう;しちほう (1) {Buddh} the seven treasures (gold, silver, pearls, agate, crystal, coral, lapis lazuli); (2) (しっぽう only) (abbreviation) (See 七宝焼き) cloisonne ware; (surname) Nanahou

七寶


七宝

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qī bǎo / qi1 bao3
ch`i pao / chi pao
 shichihō
sapta ratna 薩不荅羅的捺 The seven treasures, or precious things, of which there are varying descriptions, e.g. 金 suvarna, gold; 銀rūpya, silver; 鐂璃 vaiḍūrya, lapis lazuli; 玻瓈sphaṭika, crystal; 硨磲 musāragalva, agate; 赤珠 rohita-mukta, rubies or red pearls; 瑪瑙 aśmagarbha, cornelian. Also the seven royal (cakravartin) treasures―the golden wheel; elephants; dark swift horses; the divine pearl, or beautiful pearls; able ministers of the Treasury; jewels of women; and loyal generals; seven kinds of precious materials

三金

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sān jīn / san1 jin1
san chin
 sankon / みかね
(surname) Mikane
The three metals, gold, silver, copper. The esoterics have (a) earth, water, fire, representing the 身密 mystic body; (b) space and wind, the 語密 mystic mouth or speech; (c) 識 cognition, the 意密 mystic mind.

五寶


五宝

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wǔ bǎo / wu3 bao3
wu pao
 go hō / ごほう
(personal name) Gohou
The five precious things, syn. all the precious things. There are several groups, e. g. — gold, silver, pearls, cowries, and rubies; or, coral, crystal, gold, silver, and cowries; or, gold, silver, pearls, coral, and amber; etc; five treasures

五金

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wǔ jīn / wu3 jin1
wu chin
metal hardware (nuts and bolts); the five metals: gold, silver, copper, iron and tin 金銀銅鐵錫|金银铜铁锡

元寶


元宝

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yuán bǎo / yuan2 bao3
yüan pao
a silver or gold ingot; mock ingot (burnt as offering in worship); a name for ancient currency; a rare genius

光物

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 hikarimono / ひかりもの (1) luminous body like a shooting star; (2) any bright metal; (3) sliced fish with the silver skin left on (iwashi, aji, sayori, sanma, kohada, etc.)

六輪


六轮

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liù lún / liu4 lun2
liu lun
 rokurin / ろくわ
(place-name) Rokuwa
The six kinds of cakravartī, or wheel-kings, each allotted to one of the 六位; the iron-wheel king to the 十信位, copper 十住, silver 十行, gold 十廻向, crystal 十地, and pearl 等覺; six wheel-turners

劫波

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jié bō / jie2 bo1
chieh po
 kōhi
kalpa (loanword) (Hinduism)
kalpa; also劫簸; 劫跛; v. 劫. Aeon, age. The period of time between the creation and recreation ofa world or universe; also the kalpas offormation, existence, destruction, and non-existence, which four as acomplete period are called mahākalpa 大劫. Eachgreat kalpa is subdivided into four asaṇkhyeya-kalpas (阿僧企耶 i.e. numberless,incalculable): (1) kalpa of destructionsaṃvarta; (2)kalpaof utter annihilation, or empty kalpa 増滅劫; 空劫 saṃvarta-siddha; (3) kalpa of formation 成劫 vivarta; (4) kalpa ofexistence 住劫 vivartasiddha; or they may betaken in the order 成住壤空. Each of the four kalpas is subdivided into twenty antara-kalpas, 小劫 or small kalpas, so that a mahākalpaconsists of eighty small kalpas. Each smallkalpa is divided into a period of 増 increaseand 減 decrease; the increase period is ruled over by the four cakravartīs in succession, i.e. the four ages of iron,copper, silver, gold, during which the length of human life increases by oneyear every century to 84,000 years, and the length of the human body to8,400 feet. Then comes the kalpa of decreasedivided into periods of the three woes, pestilence, war, famine, duringwhich the length of human life is gradually reduced to ten years and thehuman body to 1 foot in height. There are other distinctions of the kalpas. A small kalpa isrepresented as 16,800,000 years, a kalpa as336,000,000 years, and a mahākalpa as1,334,000,000 years. There are many ways of illustrating the length of akalpa, e.g. pass a soft cloth over a solid rock40 li in size once in a hundred years, whenfinally the rock has been thus worn away a kalpa will not yet have passed; or a city of 40 li, filled with mustard seeds, one being removed everycentury till all have gone, a kalpa will notyet have passed. Cf. 成劫.

十戒

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shí jiè / shi2 jie4
shih chieh
 jikkai / じゅっかい
the ten commandments (religion)
(1) (Buddhist term) the 10 precepts; (2) Ten Commandments; Decalogue; Decalog; (surname) Jukkai
Śikṣāpada. The ten prohibitions (in Pāli form) consist of five commandments for the layman: (1) not to destroy life 不殺生 pāṇātipātāveramaṇi; (2) not to steal 不倫盜 adinnādānāver; (3) not to commit adultery 不婬慾 abrahmacaryaver.; (4) not to lie 不妄語musāvādāver.; (5) not to take intoxicating liquor 不飮酒 suramereyya-majjapamādaṭṭhānāver. Eight special commandments for laymen consist of the preceding five plus: (6) not to eat food out of regulated hours 不非時食 vikāla-bhojanāver.; (7) not to use garlands or perfumes 不著華鬘好香塗身 mālā- gandha-vilepana-dhāraṇa-maṇḍana-vibhūṣanaṭṭhānā; (8) not to sleep on high or broad beds (chastity) 不坐高廣大牀 uccāsayanā-mahāsayanā. The ten commandments for the monk are the preceding eight plus: (9) not to take part in singing, dancing, musical or theatrical performances, not to see or listen to such 不歌舞倡伎不往觀聽 nacca-gīta-vādita-visūkadassanāver.; (10) to refrain from acquiring uncoined or coined gold, or silver, or jewels 不得捉錢金銀寶物 jātarūpa-rajata-paṭīggahaṇāver. Under the Māhayāna these ten commands for the monk were changed, to accord with the new environment of the monk, to the following: not to kill, not to steal, to avoid all unchastity, not to lie, not to slander, not to insult, not to chatter, not to covet, not to give way to anger, to harbour no scepticism; ten precepts

取銀


取银

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qǔ yín / qu3 yin2
ch`ü yin / chü yin
to take silver; to come second in a competition

四輪


四轮

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sì lún / si4 lun2
ssu lun
 shirin / よんりん
(can be adjective with の) four-wheeled
The four wheels or circles: (1) 大地四輪 the four on which the earth rests, wind (or air), water, metal, and space. (2) Four images with wheels, yellow associated with metal or gold, white with water, red with fire, and black with wind. (3) The four dhyāni-buddhas, 金剛輪 Akṣobhya; 寳輪 Ratnasaṃbhava; 法輪 Amitābha; 羯磨輪 Amoghasiddhi. (4) Also the four metals, gold, silver, copper, iron, of the cakravartin kings.

多羅


多罗

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duō luó / duo1 luo2
to lo
 tara / たら
(1) (abbreviation) (See 多羅樹) palmyra; (2) (abbreviation) (See 多羅葉) lusterleaf holly; (3) patra (silver incense dish placed in front of a Buddhist statue); (surname, female given name) Tara
tārā, in the sense of starry, or scintillation; Tāla, for the fan-palm; Tara, from 'to pass over', a ferry, etc. Tārā, starry, piercing, the eye, the pupil; the last two are both Sanskrit and Chinese definitions; it is a term applied to certain female deities and has been adopted especially by Tibetan Buddhism for certain devīs of the Tantric school. The origin of the term is also ascribed to tar meaning 'to cross', i. e. she who aids to cross the sea of mortality. Getty, 19-27. The Chinese derivation is the eye; the tara devīs; either as śakti or independent, are little known outside Lamaism. Tāla is the palmyra, or fan-palm, whose leaves are used for writing and known as 具多 Pei-to, pattra. The tree is described as 70 or 80 feet high, with fruit like yellow rice-seeds; the borassus eabelliformis; a measure of 70 feet. Taras, from to cross over, also means a ferry, and a bank, or the other shore. Also 呾囉; a palm [leaf ; tree]

宛転

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 enten / えんてん (adj-t,adv-to) (1) eloquent; fluent; smooth-spoken; sonorous; facile; silver-tongued; (2) (of eyebrows) shapely

平鯛

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 hedai;hedai / へだい;ヘダイ (kana only) silver sea bream (Sparus sarba)

成色

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chéng sè / cheng2 se4
ch`eng se / cheng se
relative purity of silver or gold; purity in carat weight; quality; fineness

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Title CharactersRomaji (Romanized Japanese)Various forms of Romanized Chinese
Silver
shirogane / shiroganeyín / yin2 / yin
There’s No Place Like Home金窩銀窩不如自己的狗窩
金窝银窝不如自己的狗窝
jīn wō yín wō bù rú zì jǐ de gǒu wō
jin1 wo1 yin2 wo1 bu4 ru2 zi4 ji3 de5 gou3 wo1
jin wo yin wo bu ru zi ji de gou wo
chin wo yin wo pu ju tzu chi te kou wo
Kintsukuroi金繕いkintsukuroi
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