入道

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Chinese[edit]

to enter
 
direction; way; method
direction; way; method; road; path; principle; truth; reason; skill; Tao (of Taoism); a measure word; to say; to speak; to talk
trad. (入道)
simp. #(入道)

Pronunciation[edit]


Verb[edit]

入道

  1. to accord with Taoism
  2. to take part in Taoism

Descendants[edit]

Sino-Xenic (入道):
  • Japanese: (にゅう)(どう) (nyūdō)

Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
にゅう
Grade: 1
どう
Grade: 2
goon
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Etymology[edit]

/nipʉ dau//niɸudɔː//niudɔː//ɲuːdoː/

From Middle Chinese 入道 (MC ȵiɪp̚ dɑuX, literally “enter the dharma”).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

(にゅう)(どう) (nyūdō (historical kana にふだう)

  1. (Buddhism) entering the Buddhist priesthood; also the person who became a Buddhist novice
  2. (by extension) a man with a shaven head
  3. (by extension) a bald-headed monster
  4. a detour

Derived terms[edit]

Verb[edit]

(にゅう)(どう)する (nyūdō surusuru (stem (にゅう)(どう) (nyūdō shi), past (にゅう)(どう)した (nyūdō shita), historical kana にふだうする)

  1. (Buddhism) to enter the Buddhist priesthood

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References[edit]

  1. ^ 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, →ISBN