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There are 14 total results for your 妙音 search.

Characters Pronunciation
Simple Dictionary Definition


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miào yīn / miao4 yin1
miao yin
 myouon / myoon / みょうおん
exquisite voice; exquisite music; (place-name) Myouon
Wonderful sound. (1) Gadgadasvara, 妙音菩薩 (or 妙音大士) a Bodhisattva, master of seventeen degrees of samādhi, residing in Vairocanaraśmi-pratimaṇḍita, whose name heads chap. 24 of the Lotus Sutra. (2) Sughoṣa, a sister of Guanyin; also a Buddha like Varuṇa controlling the waters 水天德佛, the 743rd Buddha of the present kalpa. (3) Ghoṣa, 瞿沙 an arhat, famous for exegesis, who "restored the eyesight of Dharmavivardhana by washing his eyes with the tears of people who were moved by his eloquence." Eitel; wonderful voice


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miào yīn pǐn / miao4 yin1 pin3
miao yin p`in / miao yin pin
 Myōon bon
Chapter of Marvelous Sound


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miào yīn tiān / miao4 yin1 tian1
miao yin t`ien / miao yin tien
 Myōon Ten
(妙音樂天) Sarasvatī, the wife or female energy of Brahmā. Also called 辨才天 (辨才天女) Jap. Benzaiten, or Benten; goddess of eloquence, learning, and music, bestower of the Sanskrit language and letters, and the bestower of 財 riches; also the river goddess. Sometimes considered as masculine. Honoured among the seven gods of luck, and often represented as mounted on a dragon or a serpent.



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miào yīn niǎo / miao4 yin1 niao3
miao yin niao
 myōon chō
The wonderful-voice bird, the kalaviṅka.


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 myouonji / myoonji / みょうおんじ (place-name) Myouonji


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 myouondoori / myoondoori / みょうおんどおり (place-name) Myouondoori


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dà miào yīn / da4 miao4 yin1
ta miao yin
 dai myōon
a great and wonderful voice


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wēi miào yīn / wei1 miao4 yin1
wei miao yin
 mimyō on
sublime sounds



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miào yīn biàn mǎn / miao4 yin1 bian4 man3
miao yin pien man
 Myōon henman
Universal wonderful sound, Manojña-śabdābhigarjita, the kalpa of Ānanda as Buddha; marvelous sound reaching everywhere



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miào yīn yuè tiān / miao4 yin1 yue4 tian1
miao yin yüeh t`ien / miao yin yüeh tien
 Myō ongaku ten



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miào yīn biàn mǎn / miao4 yin1 bian4 man3
miao yin pien man
 myōon henman


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 myouonjibara / myoonjibara / みょうおんじばら (place-name) Myouonjibara


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 myouondoorieki / myoondoorieki / みょうおんどおりえき (st) Myouondoori Station



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wēi miào yīn shēng / wei1 miao4 yin1 sheng1
wei miao yin sheng
 mimyō onshō
exquisite sounds

Entries with 2nd row of characters: The 2nd row is Simplified Chinese.

This page contains 14 results for "妙音" in Chinese and/or Japanese.

Information about this dictionary:

Apparently, we were the first ones who were crazy enough to think that western people might want a combined Chinese, Japanese, and Buddhist dictionary.

A lot of westerners can't tell the difference between Chinese and Japanese - and there is a reason for that. Chinese characters and even whole words were borrowed by Japan from the Chinese language in the 5th century. Much of the time, if a word or character is used in both languages, it will have the same or a similar meaning. However, this is not always true. Language evolves, and meanings independently change in each language.

Example: The Chinese character 湯 for soup (hot water) has come to mean bath (hot water) in Japanese. They have the same root meaning of "hot water", but a 湯屋 sign on a bathhouse in Japan would lead a Chinese person to think it was a "soup house" or a place to get a bowl of soup. See this: Japanese Bath House

This dictionary uses the EDICT and CC-CEDICT dictionary files.
EDICT data is the property of the Electronic Dictionary Research and Development Group, and is used in conformance with the Group's license.

Chinese Buddhist terms come from Dictionary of Chinese Buddhist Terms by William Edward Soothill and Lewis Hodous. This is commonly referred to as "Soothill's'". It was first published in 1937 (and is now off copyright so we can use it here). Some of these definitions may be misleading, incomplete, or dated, but 95% of it is good information. Every professor who teaches Buddhism or Eastern Religion has a copy of this on their bookshelf. We incorporated these 16,850 entries into our dictionary database ourselves (it was lot of work).

Combined, these cover 1,007,753 Japanese, Chinese, and Buddhist characters, words, idioms, names, placenames, and short phrases.

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