観音

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
かん
Grade: 4
おん > のん
Grade: 1
on'yomi

Etymology[edit]

kwan'on → kan'on. A translation of the Sanskrit name Avalokiteśvara.

Proper noun[edit]

観音 (shinjitai kanji, kyūjitai kanji 觀音, hiragana かんのん, romaji Kannon, historical hiragana くわんおん)

  1. (Buddhism) Guan Yin, the Goddess of Mercy