無明

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Chinese[edit]

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Pronunciation[edit]


Adjective[edit]

無明

  1. (archaic) to be unable to see; to be blind
  2. (Buddhism) Literal translation of Sanskrit अविद्या (avidyā). ignorant, unintelligent

Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term

Grade: 4
みょう
Grade: 2
on'yomi

Etymology[edit]

From Chinese. See there for more.

Noun[edit]

無明 (hiragana むみょう, romaji mumyō)

  1. (religion, Buddhism): avidyā: unenlightenment, ignorance of nirvana and of the fundamental state of existence

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