弘法

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Chinese[edit]

great; liberal
 
law; method; way
law; method; way; Buddhist teaching; Legalist; France (abbrev.)
simp. and trad.
(弘法)
alternative forms 宏法

Pronunciation[edit]



Rime
Character
Reading # 1/1 1/1
Initial () (33) (1)
Final () (130) (148)
Tone (調) Level (Ø) Checked (Ø)
Openness (開合) Closed Closed
Division () I III
Fanqie
Reconstructions
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
/ɦwəŋ/ /pɨɐp̚/
Pan
Wuyun
/ɦʷəŋ/ /piɐp̚/
Shao
Rongfen
/ɣuəŋ/ /piɐp̚/
Edwin
Pulleyblank
/ɦwəŋ/ /puap̚/
Li
Rong
/ɣuəŋ/ /piɐp̚/
Wang
Li
/ɣuəŋ/ /pĭwɐp̚/
Bernard
Karlgren
/ɣwəŋ/ /pi̯wɐp̚/
Expected
Mandarin
Reflex
hóng fa
Expected
Cantonese
Reflex
wang4 faat3

Verb[edit]

弘法

  1. (Buddhism) to propagate Buddhist teachings

Descendants[edit]

Sino-Xenic (弘法):
  • Japanese: 弘法(ぐほう) (guhō)

Japanese[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Kanji in this term

Jinmeiyō
ほう
Grade: 4
goon

/ɡupopu//ɡuɸoɸu//ɡuhoː/

From Middle Chinese 弘法 (MC ɦwəŋ pɨɐp̚). (Can this(+) etymology be sourced?)

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

()(ほう) (guhōぐほふ (gufofu)?

  1. (Buddhism) the propagation of Buddhist teachings
    Synonym: 弘布 (gubu)
Derived terms[edit]

Verb[edit]

()(ほう)する (guhō suruぐほふ (gufofu)? suru (stem ()(ほう) (guhō shi), past ()(ほう)した (guhō shita))

  1. (Buddhism) to propagate Buddhist teachings
Conjugation[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

Kanji in this term
こう
Jinmeiyō
ほう > ぼう
Grade: 4
kan’on goon

The euphemistic sense comes from the belief that Kōbō Daishi was a homosexual.

Proper noun[edit]

(こう)(ぼう) (Kōbōこうぼふ (koubofu)?

  1. Short for 弘法大師 (Kōbō Daishi): the posthumous name of 空海 (Kūkai), founder of the esoteric Shingon sect of Buddhism
  2. a surname
Derived terms[edit]
Proverbs[edit]

Noun[edit]

(こう)(ぼう) (kōbōこうぼふ (koubofu)?

  1. (euphemistic) male homosexuality

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, →ISBN