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ā / a1
a
 a / ほど
flatter
(1) corner; nook; recess; (2) a shadow; a shade; (surname) Hodo
M077477 羅陀補羅 Anurādhapura, a northern city of Ceylon, at which tradition says Buddhism was introduced into the island; cf. Abhayagiri, 跋.; M077477 樓馱 v. 那律Aniruddha.; a or ā, अ, आ. It is the first letter of the Sanskrit Siddham alphabet, and is also translit. by 曷, 遏, 安, 頞, 韻, 噁, etc. From it are supposed to be born all the other letters, and it is the first sound uttered by the human mouth. It has therefore numerous mystical indications. Being also a negation it symbolizes the unproduced, the impermanent, the immaterial; but it is employed in many ways indicative of the positive. Amongst other uses it indicates Amitābha, from the first syllable in that name. It is much in use for esoteric purposes; short Sanskrit a and the long Sanskrit ā

阿Q

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ā q / a1 q
a q
Ah Q, antihero of Lu Xun's influential 1921 novella The True Story of Ah Q Q正傳|Q正传[A1 Q Zheng4 zhuan4]

阿三

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ā sān / a1 san1
a san
 asan / あさん
(derog.) an Indian
(place-name) Asan

阿丹

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ā dān / a1 dan1
a tan
 anni / あんに
 Vertical Wall Scroll
Adam (name); Aden, capital of Yemen
(female given name) Anni

阿亨

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ā hēng / a1 heng1
a heng
Aachen, city in Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany; Aix-la-Chapelle; also written 亞琛|亚琛[Ya4 chen1]

阿佤

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ā wǎ / a1 wa3
a wa
Wa, Kawa or Va ethnic group of Myanmar, south China and southeast Asia

阿來


阿来

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ā lái / a1 lai2
a lai
Alai (1959-), ethnic Tibetan Chinese writer, awarded Mao Dun Literature Prize in 2000 for his novel 塵埃落定|尘埃落定[Chen2 ai1 luo4 ding4] "Red Poppies"

阿們


阿们

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ā men / a1 men5
a men
amen (loanword)

阿倫


阿伦

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ā lún / a1 lun2
a lun
 Vertical Wall Scroll
Aalen, town in Germany

阿兄

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ā xiōng / a1 xiong1
a hsiung
 akei / ake / あけい
 Vertical Wall Scroll
elder brother
elder brother; my dear brother

阿公

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ā gōng / a1 gong1
a kung
(old) grandfather; polite address for an elderly man, or a woman's father-in-law; (Taiwanese) grandfather

阿卡

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ā kǎ / a1 ka3
a k`a / a ka
Acre, city in Israel, also known as Akko

阿哥

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ā gē / a1 ge1
a ko
(familiar) elder brother

阿嚏

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ā tì / a1 ti4
a t`i / a ti
(onom.) atchoo!; to sneeze

阿囡

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ā nān / a1 nan1
a nan
honey (endearment in addressing a little girl)

阿土

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ā tǔ / a1 tu3
a t`u / a tu
 ado / あど
country bumpkin; redneck (derog)
(surname) Ado

阿城

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ā chéng / a1 cheng2
a ch`eng / a cheng
Acheng district of Harbin 哈爾濱|哈尔滨[Ha1 er3 bin1] in Heilongjiang

阿堵

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ē dǔ / e1 du3
o tu
money; this, this one (archaic)

阿壩


阿坝

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ā bà / a1 ba4
a pa
Ngawa Tibetan and Qiang autonomous prefecture (Tibetan: rnga ba bod rigs cha'ng rigs rang skyong khul, formerly in Kham province of Tibet), northwest Sichuan, capital Barkam 馬爾康鎮|马尔康镇[Ma3 er3 kang1 zhen4]; also Ngawa county

阿奶

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ā nǎi / a1 nai3
a nai
granny

阿妹

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ā mèi / a1 mei4
a mei
younger sister

阿姨

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ā yí / a1 yi2
a i
maternal aunt; step-mother; childcare worker; nursemaid; woman of similar age to one's parents (term of address used by child); CL:個|个[ge4]

阿婆

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ā pó / a1 po2
a p`o / a po
 aba
granny; mother-in-law
apa, abha, ava, etc.

阿媽


阿妈

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ā mā / a1 ma1
a ma
 ama / あま
grandma (paternal) (Tw); (dialect) mother; nurse; amah; (Manchu) father
(kana only) amah (foreign maid or nursemaid working in east Asia) (por: ama)

阿嬤


阿嬷

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ā mā / a1 ma1
a ma
grandma (Tw)

阿家

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ā gū / a1 gu1
a ku
husband's mother

阿巴

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ā bā / a1 ba1
a pa
 Vertical Wall Scroll
Aba, southeast Nigerian city; Aba, the Lisu 傈僳 word for grandfather

阿弟

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ā dì / a1 di4
a ti
younger brother

阿扁

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ā biǎn / a1 bian3
a pien
A-bian, nickname of Chen Shui-bian 陳水扁|陈水扁[Chen2 Shui3 bian3]

阿拉

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ā lā / a1 la1
a la
 Vertical Wall Scroll
(Wu dialect) my; our; I; we; me; us

阿斗

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ā dǒu / a1 dou3
a tou
 ato / あと
A-dou, nickname of Liu Chan 劉禪|刘禅 (207-271), son of Liu Bei, reigned as Shu Han emperor 233-263; fig. weak and inept person
(surname) Ato

阿昌

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ā chāng / a1 chang1
a ch`ang / a chang
Achang also called Ngac'ang or Maingtha (ethnic group)

阿明

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ā míng / a1 ming2
a ming
 Vertical Wall Scroll
Al-Amin

阿曼

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ā màn / a1 man4
a man
 Vertical Wall Scroll
Oman

阿森

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ā sēn / a1 sen1
a sen
 Vertical Wall Scroll
Assen, city in the Netherlands

阿比

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ā bǐ / a1 bi3
a pi
 abi;abi / あび;アビ
 Vertical Wall Scroll
Abby or Abi (name, sometimes short for Abigail)
(kana only) red-throated loon (Gavia stellata); (female given name) Abi

阿混

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ā hùn / a1 hun4
a hun
 Vertical Wall Scroll
(dialect) idler; loafer

阿爸

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ā bà / a1 ba4
a pa
(dialect) father

阿爹

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ā diē / a1 die1
a tieh
dad; father; (paternal) grandfather; old man

阿片

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ā piàn / a1 pian4
a p`ien / a pien
 agata / あがた
opium (loanword)
(kana only) opium; (surname) Agata

阿瑟

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ā sè / a1 se4
a se
 Vertical Wall Scroll
Arthur (name)

阿盟

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ā méng / a1 meng2
a meng
Alxa League, a prefecture-level subdivision of Inner Mongolia; abbr. for 拉善盟[A1 la1 shan4 Meng2]

阿膠


阿胶

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ē jiāo / e1 jiao1
o chiao
 akyou / akyo / あきょう
donkey-hide gelatin (used in TCM); Taiwan pr. [a1 jiao1]
donkey hide gelatin; ejiao; high quality gelatin made in China from donkey hides

阿蒙

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ā méng / a1 meng2
a meng
 Vertical Wall Scroll
Amun, deity in Egyptian mythology, also spelled Amon, Amoun, Amen, and rarely Imen

阿蓮


阿莲

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ā lián / a1 lian2
a lien
 aren / あれん
Alian District, a rural district in Kaohsiung, Taiwan
(female given name) Aren

阿蘇


阿苏

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ā sū / a1 su1
a su
 aso / あそ
Aso volcano in Kyūshū 九州, Japan, a continuously active volcano
(place-name, surname) Aso

阿蘭


阿兰

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ā lán / a1 lan2
a lan
 aran / あらん
 Vertical Wall Scroll
Alan, Allen, Allan, Alain etc (name); A-lan (Chinese female name)
(female given name) Aran

阿訇

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ā hōng / a1 hong1
a hung
imam; ahung (loanword)

阿誰


阿谁

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ā shuí / a1 shui2
a shui
who

阿諛


阿谀

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ē yú / e1 yu2
o yü
 ayu / あゆ
to flatter; to toady
(noun/participle) flattery

阿諾


阿诺

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ā nuò / a1 nuo4
a no
Arnold (name); refers to Arnold Schwarzenegger 諾·施瓦辛格|诺·施瓦辛格[A1 nuo4 · Shi1 wa3 xin1 ge2]

阿鄉


阿乡

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ā xiāng / a1 xiang1
a hsiang
(coll.) country folk; rustic; see also 鄉下人|乡下人[xiang1 xia4 ren2]

阿里

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ā lǐ / a1 li3
a li
 ari / あり
 Vertical Wall Scroll
Ali (proper name); Imam Ali ibn Abu Talib (c. 600-661), cousin, aid and son-in-law of the Prophet Mohammed 穆罕默德, the fourth Caliph 哈里發|哈里发 of Islam, reigned 656-661, and the first Imam 伊瑪目|伊玛目 of Shia Islam; Ngari prefecture in Tibet, Tibetan: Mnga' ris
(surname, female given name) Ari

阿門


阿门

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ā mén / a1 men2
a men
amen (loanword)

阿附

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ē fù / e1 fu4
o fu
to fawn (as flatterer)

阿難


阿难

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ān án / an1 an2
an an
 Anan / あなん
Prince Ananda, cousin of the Buddha and his closest disciple
(person) Ananda (disciple of Gautama Buddha)
Ānanda

阿飄


阿飘

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ā piāo / a1 piao1
a p`iao / a piao
(coll.) ghost (Tw)

阿飛


阿飞

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ā fēi / a1 fei1
a fei
hoodlum; hooligan; young rowdy

阿魏

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ā wèi / a1 wei4
a wei
 agi;agi / あぎ;アギ
Ferula resin (used in TCM); Resina Ferulae
(kana only) asafetida (Ferula assafoetida)

阿鼻

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ā bí / a1 bi2
a pi
 abi / あび
Ceaseless pain (Sanskrit: Avici), one of the Buddhist hells; fig. hell; hell on earth
{Buddh} Avici (lowest level of hell)
Avīci, 鼻旨; 鼻脂; 鼻至; the last and deepest of the eight hot hells, where the culprits suffer, die, and are instantly reborn to suffering, without interruption 無間. It is the 鼻地獄 (鼻旨地獄) or the 鼻焦熱地獄hell of unintermitted scorching; or the鼻喚地獄 hell of unintermitted wailing; its wall, out of which there is no escape, is the 鼻大城; avīci

阿る

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 omoneru / おもねる (v5r,vi) (kana only) to flatter

阿翁

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 aou / ao / あおう (1) (archaism) father-in-law (of a woman); (2) grandfather

阿亀

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 okame / おかめ (1) (kana only) (derogatory term) homely woman (esp. one with a small low nose, high flat forehead, and bulging cheeks); plain woman; (2) (abbreviation) (kana only) soba in soup with slices of boiled fish paste, shiitake mushrooms, greens, seaweed, etc.

阿形

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 agyou / agyo / あぎょう open-mouthed form (statue with open mouth, symbolizing the "a" half of "aum"); (surname) Agata

阿字

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ā zì / a1 zi4
a tzu
 aji / あじ
the letter a (in esoteric Buddhism); (surname) Aji
letter a

阿叔

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 otooji / おとおじ (archaism) uncle (one's father's younger brother)

阿世

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 asei / ase / あせい (obscure) timeserving; (personal name) Ase

阿漕

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 akogi / あこぎ (noun or adjectival noun) (kana only) greed; cruelty; insistent; insistence; (place-name, surname) Akogi

阿代

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 ashiro;ashiro / あしろ;アシロ (kana only) Ophidion asiro (species of cusk eel); (female given name) Ayo

阿檀

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ā tán / a1 tan2
a t`an / a tan
 adan / あだん;アダン
(kana only) umbrella tree (Pandanus odorifer); fragrant screw pine; kewda
anātman

阿父

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 afu / あふ (familiar language) (archaism) (See 阿母) father

阿母

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 abo;amo / あぼ;あも (familiar language) (archaism) (See 阿父) mother; (place-name) Abo

阿呆

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 aho / あほ (noun or adjectival noun) (sensitive word) (kana only) fool; simpleton; idiot; (surname) Aho

阿房

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 abou / abo / あぼう (noun or adjectival noun) (sensitive word) (kana only) fool; simpleton; idiot; (place-name) Abou

阿魔

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 ama / あま (ateji / phonetic) (1) (derogatory term) bitch; (2) (slang) Amagasaki, Hyogo

阿吽

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ā hóng / a1 hong2
a hung
 aun / あうん
(1) (kana only) Om (san:); Aun; syllable representing the primordial trinity of Vishnu, Shiva and Brahma; (2) inspiration and expiration; respiration; alpha and omega
ahūṃ, the supposed foundation of all sounds and writing, 'a' being the open and 'hūṃ' the closed sound. 'A' is the seed of Vairocana, 'hūṃ' that of Vajrasattva, and both have other indications. 'A' represents the absolute, 'hūṃ' the particular, or phenomenal.

阿伽

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ā qié / a1 qie2
a ch`ieh / a chieh
 aga
arghya, argha, 閼伽; 遏伽; 遏迦 tr. by water, but it specially indicates ceremonial water, e.g. offerings of scented water, or water containing fragrant flowers. 伽坏The vase or bowl so used.

阿傍

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ā páng / a1 pang2
a p`ang / a pang
 abō
防 The ox-head torturers in Hades. Also 傍羅刹; ox-head penalty

阿傴


阿伛

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ā yǔ / a1 yu3
a yü
 au
au

阿僧

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ā sēng / a1 seng1
a seng
 Asō / あそう
(place-name) Asou
Asaṅga

阿含

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ā hán / a1 han2
a han
 agon
āgama, 含暮; 鋡; 伽摩 (or 笈摩), the āgamas, a collection of doctrines, general name for the Hīnayāna scriptures: tr. 法歸 the home or collecting-place of the Law or Truth; 無比法 peerless Law; or 趣無 ne plus ultra, ultimate, absolute truth. The 四含經 or Four Āgamas are (1) 長含 Dīrghāgama, 'Long' treatises on cosmogony. (2) Madhyamāgama, 中含, 'middle' treatises on metaphysics. (3) Saṃyuktāgama, 雜含 'miscellaneous' treatises on abstract contemplation. (4) Ekottarāgama 增一含 'numerical' treatises, subjects treated numerically. There is also a division of five āgamas.

阿呼

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ā hū / a1 hu1
a hu
 ako / あこ
(female given name) Ako
ahu! aho! an interjection, e.g. 奇哉 Wonderful ! Also arka, a flash, ray, the sun; praise; name of a mountain; cf. 羅歌; amazing!

阿嘔


阿呕

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ā ǒu / a1 ou3
a ou
 au
au

阿夷

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ā yí / a1 yi2
a i
 ai
arhan, a worthy, noble, or saintly man; especially 私陀 Asita, q.v; ārya

阿師


阿师

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ā shī / a1 shi1
a shih
 ashi
monk

阿彌


阿弥

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ā mí / a1 mi2
a mi
 Ami / あみ
(surname) Ami
Amitâbha

阿拏


阿拿

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ān á / an1 a2
an a
 ana
aṇu, 莬; 耨 Minute, infinitesimal, the smallest aggregation of matter, a molecule consisting of 七微 seven atoms.

阿摩

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ā mó / a1 mo2
a mo
 ama
ambā, or mother, a title of respect.

阿擅

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ā shàn / a1 shan4
a shan
 azen
anātman, 檀; 捺摩, i.e. 無我 without an ego, impersonality, different from soul or spirit.

阿施

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ā shī / a1 shi1
a shih
 ase / あせ
(surname) Ase
artha, 義 reason, sense, purpose. 施 is probably a misprint for 陁; the Huayan uses 曷攞多; also 他 is used for 施.

阿歐


阿欧

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ā ōu / a1 ou1
a ou
 aō
au! An exclamation, e.g. Ho! Oh! Ah! Also 傴; 嘔; 漚 or 優. The two letters a and u fell from the comers of Brahmā's mouth when he gave the seventy-two letters of Kharoṣṭhī, and they are said to be placed at the beginning of the Brahminical sacred books as divine letters, the Buddhists adopting 如是 'Thus' (evam) instead.

阿毘

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ā pí / a1 pi2
a p`i / a pi
 abi / あび
(female given name) Abi
about

阿漚


阿沤

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ā òu / a1 ou4
a ou
 aō
au

阿潘

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ā pān / a1 pan1
a p`an / a pan
 Ahan
Apan, name of the 'first' Chinese Buddhist nun, of Luoyang in Henan.

阿爺


阿爷

see styles
ā yé / a1 ye2
a yeh
 aya
Dad!

阿由

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ā yóu / a1 you2
a yu
 ayu / あゆ
(female given name) Ayu
āyurvēda, one of the vedas, the science of life or longevity; Āyurveda

阿私

see styles
ā sī / a1 si1
a ssu
 ashi
Āsīd

阿羅


阿罗

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ā luó / a1 luo2
a lo
 ara / あら
(surname) Ara
ara

阿耨

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ān òu / an1 ou4
an ou
 anoku
v. 拏 aṇu; and used for Anavatapta, infra.

阿耶

see styles
ā yé / a1 ye2
a yeh
 aya / あや
(female given name) Aya
āya, approach, drawing near.

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

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