如来

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See also: 如來

Chinese[edit]

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如来

  1. (Buddhism) Tathāgata

Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
Grade: S Grade: 2

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Chinese 如來 (/njo loj/), an abbreviation of either 如去如來 or 如來如去 (coming from suchness, going back into suchness), translations of Sanskrit तथागत (tathāgata, coming from suchness, going back into suchness; thus coming, thus going, exact meaning uncertain, see Wikipedia-logo.png Tathāgata on Wikipedia.Wikipedia:Tathāgata)[1][2].

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Noun[edit]

如来 (hiragana にょらい, romaji nyorai)

  1. (religion, Buddhism) a buddha

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Proper noun[edit]

如来 (hiragana にょらい, romaji Nyorai)

  1. the Buddha

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References[edit]

  1. ^ 1988, 国語大辞典(新装版) (Kokugo Dai Jiten, Revised Edition) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Shogakukan
  2. ^ 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, ISBN 4-385-13905-9
  3. 3.0 3.1 1998, NHK日本語発音アクセント辞典 (NHK Japanese Pronunciation Accent Dictionary) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: NHK, ISBN 978-4-14-011112-3