公案

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Chinese[edit]

simpl. and trad.

Pronunciation[edit]


Noun[edit]

公案

  1. koan

Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
こう
Grade: 2
あん
Grade: 4
on'yomi

Noun[edit]

公案 (hiragana こうあん, romaji kōan)

  1. koan

Etymology[edit]

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公 (public) 案 (record). A public record serves as a metaphor for principles of reality beyond the private opinion of one person, and a teacher may test the student's ability to recognize and understand that principle.

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