四天王

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term

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てん
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おう > のう
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on'yomi

Etymology[edit]

/sitenwau/ > /sitenwɔː/ > /sitenwoː/ > /sitennoː/.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

四天王 (hiragana してんのう, rōmaji shitennō, historical hiragana してんわう)

  1. (Buddhism) four guardian gods: Dhṛtarāṣṭra, Virūpākṣa, Virūḍhaka, and Vaiśravaṇa; the Four Heavenly Kings
  2. within a group of field, the four most superior individuals