摩訶薩埵

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See also: 摩诃萨埵

Chinese[edit]

phonetic
trad. (摩訶薩埵)
simp. (摩诃萨埵)

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Sanskrit महासत्त्व (mahāsattva, great creature; great being).

Pronunciation[edit]



Rime
Character
Reading # 1/2 1/1 1/1 1/1
Initial () (4) (32) (16) (5)
Final () (95) (94) (63) (95)
Tone (調) Level (Ø) Level (Ø) Checked (Ø) Rising (X)
Openness (開合) Closed Open Open Closed
Division () I I I I
Fanqie
Reconstructions
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
/muɑ/ /hɑ/ /sɑt̚/ /tuɑX/
Pan
Wuyun
/muɑ/ /hɑ/ /sɑt̚/ /tuɑX/
Shao
Rongfen
/muɑ/ /xɑ/ /sɑt̚/ /tuɑX/
Edwin
Pulleyblank
/mwa/ /ha/ /sat̚/ /twaX/
Li
Rong
/muɑ/ /xɑ/ /sɑt̚/ /tuɑX/
Wang
Li
/muɑ/ /xɑ/ /sɑt̚/ /tuɑX/
Bernard
Karlgren
/muɑ/ /xɑ/ /sɑt̚/ /tuɑX/
Expected
Mandarin
Reflex
sa duǒ

Noun[edit]

摩訶薩埵

  1. (Buddhism) bodhisattva
  2. (Buddhism) mahasattva, a "great bodhisattva", one explicitly defined by their devotion to bodhicitta

Synonyms[edit]