四大天王

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Chinese[edit]

four
 
big; great; huge; large; major; wide; deep; oldest; eldest; doctor
the son of heaven; emperor
simp. and trad.
(四大天王)
天王
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Etymology[edit]

Translation of Sanskrit चतुर्महाराज (caturmahārāja, literally four great kings).

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Noun[edit]

四大天王

  1. (Buddhism) Four Heavenly Kings, the four guardian gods who protect each of the four cardinal directions; the lokapālas
  2. (colloquial) a group of four prominent individuals

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