神通

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Chinese[edit]

simpl. and trad.

Etymology[edit]

Originally a Buddhist concept, it referred to one who possessed divine powers. Later on, it came to be used metaphorically to describe to anyone with a special talent.

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Noun[edit]

神通

  1. (literary) a special talent

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
Grade: 3 Grade: 2

Etymology[edit]

From Sinitic 神通.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • On'yomi
  • IPA(key): [d͡ʑiɴzu͍ː], [d͡ʑiɴd͡zu͍ː], [d͡ʑiɴt͡su͍ː]

Noun[edit]

神通 (hiragana じんずう, romaji jinzū, historical hiragana じんづう) (alternative reading hiragana じんつう, romaji jintsū)

  1. (Buddhism) a divine or special talent
  2. (figuratively) a divine or special talent

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