如来

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See also: 如來

Chinese[edit]

For pronunciation and definitions of – see 如來.
(This term, 如来, is the simplified form of 如來.)
Notes:

Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
にょ
Grade: S
らい
Grade: 2
on’yomi

Etymology[edit]

From the Middle Chinese compound 如來 (MC ȵɨʌ lʌi), an abbreviation of either 如去如來 (MC ȵɨʌ kʰɨʌX ȵɨʌ lʌi) or 如來如去 (MC ȵɨʌ lʌi ȵɨʌ kʰɨʌX), translations of Sanskrit तथागत (tathāgata, coming from suchness, going back into suchness; thus coming, thus going)[1][2].

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

如来 (shinjitai kanji, kyūjitai kanji 如來, hiragana にょらい, rōmaji nyorai)

  1. (religion, Buddhism) a buddha

Synonyms[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

如来 (shinjitai kanji, kyūjitai kanji 如來, hiragana にょらい, rōmaji Nyorai)

  1. the Buddha

Synonyms[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 1988, 国語大辞典(新装版) (Kokugo Dai Jiten, Revised Edition) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Shogakukan
  2. ^ 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, ISBN 4-385-13905-9
  3. 3.0 3.1 1998, NHK日本語発音アクセント辞典 (NHK Japanese Pronunciation Accent Dictionary) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: NHK, ISBN 978-4-14-011112-3

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