彼岸

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Chinese[edit]

that; those; (one) another)
 
bank; shore; beach; coast
simp. and trad.
(彼岸)

Etymology[edit]

Literal translation of Sanskrit पारमिता(pāramitā). Compare the phonetic translation 波羅蜜多波罗蜜多 (bōluómìduō).

Pronunciation[edit]



Rime
Character
Reading # 1/1 1/1
Initial () (1) (31)
Final () (13) (61)
Tone (調) Rising (X) Departing (H)
Openness (開合) Open Open
Division () Chongniu III I
Fanqie
Reconstructions
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
/pˠiᴇX/ /ŋɑnH/
Pan
Wuyun
/pᵚiɛX/ /ŋɑnH/
Shao
Rongfen
/piɛX/ /ŋɑnH/
Edwin
Pulleyblank
/pjiə̆X/ /ŋanH/
Li
Rong
/pjeX/ /ŋɑnH/
Wang
Li
/pǐeX/ /ŋɑnH/
Bernard
Karlgren
/pie̯X/ /ŋɑnH/
Expected
Mandarin
Reflex
àn

Noun[edit]

彼岸

  1. (literary) the opposite bank (of a river, etc.); the other shore; the other side
  2. (Buddhism) paramita, the perfection (of a virtue); the goal (to be reached)

Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term

Grade: S
がん
Grade: 3
on'yomi

Noun[edit]

彼岸 ‎(hiragana ひがん, romaji higan)

  1. (Buddhism) the pāramitā (same as Chinese)
  2. (also お彼岸 (o-higan)) the 7 days including vernal or autumnal equinox in the 4th day. They take a Buddhistic ceremony in this period.