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West

Direction
nishi
West Vertical Wall Scroll

西 is west, as in the direction, in Chinese, Japanese Kanji, and old Korean Hanja.




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Title CharactersRomaji (Romanized Japanese)Various forms of Romanized Chinese
West西nishixī / xi1 / xihsi


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Characters

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Pronunciation
Romanization
Simple Dictionary Definition

西

see styles
/ xi1
hsi
 shaa / sha / シャー
West Vertical Wall Scroll
west
(1) {mahj} west wind tile; (2) {mahj} winning hand with a pung (or kong) of west wind tiles; (surname) Nishihama
paścima, 跛室制麽; west; it is largely used in the limited sense of Kashmir in such terms as 西方 the west, or western regions; but it is also much used for the western heavens of Amitābha; 西天 is India, the western 天竺國.

コラ

see styles
 kora / コラ
West Vertical Wall Scroll
(1) (slang) (abbreviation) (See コラージュ) photomontage; manipulated photo; photoshopped picture; (2) kora (West-African instrument); (3) {geol} kora layer; layer formed from volcanic ash on the southern part of the Satsuma Peninsula; (place-name) Kola; Cora

地獄


地狱

see styles
dì yù / di4 yu4
ti yü
 jigoku / じごく
West Vertical Wall Scroll
hell; infernal; underworld
hell; (place-name) Jigoku
naraka, 捺落迦 (or 那落迦) ; niraya 泥犂; explained by 不樂 joyless; 可厭 disgusting, hateful; 苦具, 苦器 means of suffering; if 地獄 earth-prison; 冥府 the shades, or departments of darkness. Earth-prison is generally intp. as hell or the hells; it may also be termed purgatory; one of the six gati or ways of transmigration. The hells are divided into three classes: I. Central, or radical, 根本地獄 consisting of (1) The eight hot hells. These were the original hells of primitive Buddhism, and are supposed to be located umder the southern continent Jambudvīpa 瞻部州, 500 yojanas below the surface. (a) 等活 or 更活 Saṃjīva, rebirth, where after many kinds of suffering a cold wind blows over the soul and returns it to this life as it was before, hence the name 等活. (b) 黑繩 Kaslasūtra, where the sufferer is bound with black chains and chopped or sawn asunder. (c) 線合; 衆合; 堆壓 Saṃghāta, where are multitudes of implements of torture, or the falling of mountains upon the sufferer. (d) 號呌; 呼呼; 叫喚 Raurava, hell of wailing. (e) 大呌; 大號呌; 大呼 Mahāraurava, hell of great wailing. (f) 炎熱; 燒炙 Tapana, hell of fames and burning. (g) 大熱; 大燒炙; 大炎熱 Pratāpana, hell of molten lead. (h) 無間; 河鼻旨; 阿惟越致; 阿毗至; 阿鼻; 阿毗 Avīci, unintermitted suffering, where sinners die and are reborn to suffer without interval. (2) The eight cold hells 八寒地獄. (a) 頞浮陀地獄 Arbuda, where the cold causes blisters. (b) 尼刺部陀 Nirarbuda, colder still causing the blisters to burst. (c) 頞哳吒; 阿吒吒 Atata, where this is the only possible sound from frozen lips. (d) 臛臛婆; 阿波波 Hahava or Apapa, where it is so cold that only this sound can be uttered. (e) 虎虎婆 Hāhādhara or Huhuva, where only this sound can be uttered. (f) 嗢鉢羅; 鬱鉢羅 (or 優鉢羅) Utpala, or 尼羅鳥 (or 漚) 鉢羅 Nīlotpala, where the skin is frozen like blue lotus buds. (g) 鉢特摩 Padma, where the skin is frozen and bursts open like red lotus buds. (h) 摩訶鉢特摩 Mahāpadma, ditto like great red lotus buds. Somewhat different names are also given. Cf. 倶舍論 8; 智度論 16; 涅槃經 11. II. The secondary hells are called 近邊地獄 adjacent hells or 十六遊增 each of its four sides, opening from each such door are four adjacent hells, in all sixteen; thus with the original eight there are 136. A list of eighteen hells is given in the 十八泥梨經. III. A third class is called the 孤地獄 (獨地獄) Lokāntarika, or isolated hells in mountains, deserts, below the earth and above it. Eitel says in regard to the eight hot hells that they range 'one beneath the other in tiers which begin at a depth of 11,900 yojanas and reach to a depth of 40,000 yojanas'. The cold hells are under 'the two Tchahavālas and range shaft-like one below the other, but so that this shaft is gradually widening to the fourth hell and then narrowing itself again so that the first and last hell have the shortest, those in the centre the longest diameter'. 'Every universe has the same number of hells, ' but 'the northern continent has no hell whatever, the two continents east and west of Meru have only small Lokāntarika hells... whilst all the other hells are required for the inhabitants of the southern continent '. It may be noted that the purpose of these hells is definitely punitive, as well as purgatorial. Yama is the judge and ruler, assisted by eighteen officers and a host of demons, who order or administer the various degrees of torture. 'His sister performs the same duties with regard to female criminals, ' and it may be mentioned that the Chinese have added the 血盆池 Lake of the bloody bath, or 'placenta tank' for women who die in childbirth. Release from the hells is in the power of the monks by tantric means.

悟空

see styles
wù kōng / wu4 kong1
wu k`ung / wu kung
 gokuu / goku / ごくう
West Vertical Wall Scroll
Sun Wukong, the Monkey King, character with supernatural powers from the novel Journey to the West 西遊記|西游记[Xi1 You2 Ji4]
(surname, given name) Gokuu

波恩

see styles
bō ēn / bo1 en1
po en
West Vertical Wall Scroll
Bonn, a small town on the Rhine, Cold War capital of West Germany 1949-1990

泰西

see styles
tài xī / tai4 xi1
t`ai hsi / tai hsi
 taisei / taise / たいせい
West Vertical Wall Scroll
"the Far West"; old term for Europe and America
the Occident; the West

淨土


净土

see styles
jìng tǔ / jing4 tu3
ching t`u / ching tu
 jōdo
West Vertical Wall Scroll
(Buddhism) Pure Land, usually refers to Amitabha Buddha's Western Pure Land of Ultimate Bliss (Sukhavati in Sanskrit)
Sukhāvatī. The Pure Land, or Paradise of the West, presided over by Amitābha. Other Buddhas have their Pure Lands; seventeen other kinds of pure land are also described, all of them of moral or spiritual conditions of development, e.g. the pure land of patience, zeal, wisdom, etc.

猴王

see styles
hóu wáng / hou2 wang2
hou wang
West Vertical Wall Scroll
Sun Wukong, the Monkey King, character with supernatural powers in the novel Journey to the West 西遊記|西游记[Xi1 you2 Ji4]

白虎

see styles
bái hǔ / bai2 hu3
pai hu
 byakko;hakko / びゃっこ;はっこ
West Vertical Wall Scroll
White Tiger (the seven mansions of the west sky); (slang) hairless female genitalia
(1) (See 四神) White Tiger (god said to rule over the western heavens); (2) {astron} (See 二十八宿) seven mansions (Chinese constellations) of the western heavens; (given name) Byakko

傑里科


杰里科

see styles
jié lǐ kē / jie2 li3 ke1
chieh li k`o / chieh li ko
West Vertical Wall Scroll
Jericho (town in West Bank)

孫悟空


孙悟空

see styles
sūn wù kōng / sun1 wu4 kong1
sun wu k`ung / sun wu kung
 songokuu / songoku / そんごくう
West Vertical Wall Scroll
Sun Wukong, the Monkey King, character with supernatural powers in the novel Journey to the West 西遊記|西游记[Xi1 you2 Ji4]; Son Goku, the main character in Dragon Ball 七龍珠|七龙珠[Qi1 long2 zhu1]
(person) Sun Wukong; Monkey King (character in the classic Chinese novel Journey to the West)

尼日爾


尼日尔

see styles
ní rì ěr / ni2 ri4 er3
ni jih erh
West Vertical Wall Scroll
Niger (African state); Niger River, West Africa

布拉德福德

see styles
bù lā dé fú dé / bu4 la1 de2 fu2 de2
pu la te fu te
West Vertical Wall Scroll
Bradford, city in West Yorkshire, England


see styles
duì / dui4
tui
 da / だ
to cash; to exchange; to add (liquid); to blend; one of the Eight Trigrams 八卦[ba1 gua4], symbolizing swamp; ☱
dui (one of the trigrams of the I Ching: swamp, west); (given name) Tooru

see styles
yòu / you4
yu
 migi / みぎ
right (-hand); the Right (politics); west (old)
(1) right; right hand side; (2) (See 右に同じ) afore-mentioned (esp. in vertical Japanese writing); foregoing; forgoing; above; (female given name) Yuu
dakṣiṇa. The right hand, on the right, e. g; right side


see styles
ào / ao4
ao
 ō / ふかし
obscure; mysterious
(out-dated kanji) interior; inner part; inside; (surname) Fukashi
[奥] South-west corner where were the lares; retired, quiet; abstruse, mysterious; blended; warm; translit. au; interior

see styles
gēng / geng1
keng
 kanoe;kou / kanoe;ko / かのえ;こう
age; seventh of the ten Heavenly Stems 十天干[shi2 tian1 gan1]; seventh in order; letter "G" or Roman "VII" in list "A, B, C", or "I, II, III" etc; ancient Chinese compass point: 255°; hepta
7th in rank; seventh sign of the Chinese calendar; (surname, given name) Kou
Age; change; west; to reward; the seventh of the ten celestial stems; seventh astrological sign

see styles
/ xu1
hsü
 inu / いぬ
11th earthly branch: 7-9 p.m., 9th solar month (8th October-6th November), year of the Dog; ancient Chinese compass point: 300°
eleventh sign of the Chinese zodiac (The Dog, 7pm-9pm, west-northwest, September); (given name) Mamoru
The hour from 7-9 p. m.; translit. śū, śu; 7-9 p.m.

see styles
dié / die2
tieh
the declining sun in the west

see styles
ào / ao4
ao
 oku / おく
deep bay; cove; harbor
open sea; (personal name) Oku
The south-west corner of a hall where the lares were kept; secluded, deep, profound, mysterious.

see styles
shēn / shen1
shen
 saru / さる
to extend; to state; to explain; 9th earthly branch: 3-5 p.m., 7th solar month (7th August-7th September), year of the Monkey; ancient Chinese compass point: 240°
ninth sign of the Chinese zodiac (The Monkey, 3pm-5pm, west-southwest, July); (surname) Suu
To draw out, stretch, extend, expand; notify, report: quote.

see styles
bīn / bin1
pin
 Hin
variant of 彬[bin1]
The ancient state of Bin, south-west Shanxi; translit. p, e. g. in Pūrṇamaitrāyaṇīputra 邠祁文陀弗, Anāthapiṇḍada 阿那邠抵, etc.

see styles
yǒu / you3
yu
 tori / とり
10th earthly branch: 5-7 p.m., 8th solar month (8th September-7th October), year of the Rooster; ancient Chinese compass point: 270° (west)
tenth sign of the Chinese zodiac (The Bird, 5pm-7pm, west, August); (personal name) Yuu

see styles
jiān / jian1
chien
see 犂靬[Li2 jian1], Han dynasty name for countries in far West

一荘

see styles
 iichan / ichan / イーチャン {mahj} (See 半荘) one full game (consisting of east, south, west, and north rounds) (chi: yizhuang); (given name) Issou

七赤

see styles
 shichiseki / しちせき (See 九星) seventh of nine traditional astrological signs (corresponding to Venus and west)

中埔

see styles
zhōng bù / zhong1 bu4
chung pu
Zhongbu or Chungpu township in Chiayi county 嘉義縣|嘉义县[Jia1 yi4 xian4], west Taiwan

中西

see styles
zhōng xī / zhong1 xi1
chung hsi
 nakamura / なかむら
China and the West; Chinese-Western
(personal name) Nakamura

五天

see styles
wǔ tiān / wu3 tian1
wu t`ien / wu tien
 goten / ごてん
(surname) Goten
五天竺; The five regions of India, north, south, east, west, and central; v. 西域記.; (五天子) Five devas in the Garbhadhātumaṇḍala located in the north-east. Also 五乘居天 (or 五乘居衆 ); 五那含天子; five celestials

五方

see styles
wǔ fāng / wu3 fang1
wu fang
five directions, namely: east 東|东, south 南, west 西, north 北 and middle 中

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