刹那

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Japanese[edit]

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Grade: S Grade: S

Etymology[edit]

From Sinitic 刹那, a transliteration of Sanskrit क्षण (kṣaṇa).

Originally a Buddhist term meaning the smallest possible moment in time: a split-second. Carries favorable connotations of precious from the Buddhist teaching that one should live well even in the shortest moment of time.

Noun[edit]

刹那 (hiragana せつな, katakana セツナ, romaji setsuna)

  1. (Buddhism) instant, moment
  2. An instant; moment; second; split-second:
    1. In an instant; in a flash; in the twinkling of an eye.

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Proper noun[edit]

刹那 (hiragana せつな, katakana セツナ, romaji Setsuna)

  1. A female given name
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