転生

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Japanese[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Kanji in this term
てん
Grade: 3
しょう
Grade: 1
on'yomi

From Middle Chinese 轉生. Compare modern Mandarin traditional 轉生 and simplified 转生 (zhuǎnshēng).

Go'on, so likely the original meaning borrowed into Japanese. Now the less common reading of this term.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

転生 (hiragana てんしょう, romaji tenshō)

  1. transmigration of a soul into a new body: reincarnation, metempsychosis, rebirth
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Etymology 2[edit]

Kanji in this term
てん
Grade: 3
せい
Grade: 1
on'yomi

Kan'on reading, so likely a later re-borrowing into Japanese. Now the more common reading of this term.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

転生 (hiragana てんせい, romaji tensei)

  1. transmigration of a soul into a new body: reincarnation, metempsychosis, rebirth