往生

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Chinese[edit]

 
toward; (of a train) bound for; to go (in a direction); past; previous; towards
 
to be born; to give birth; life; to grow; student; raw
simp. and trad.
(往生)

Pronunciation[edit]


Verb[edit]

往生

  1. (Buddhism) to be reborn; to live in paradise
  2. (euphemistic) to die

Derived terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

Sino-Xenic (往生):
  • Japanese:  (おう) (じょう) (ōjō)
  • Korean: 왕생 (往生, wangsaeng)

Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
おう
Grade: 5
しょう > じょう
Grade: 1
goon

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

往生 (hiragana おうじょう, rōmaji ōjō)

  1. death, dying a happy death
  2. giving up a struggle, submission
  3. at one's wit's end' flummoxed