業果

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
ごう
Grade: 3

Grade: 4
on'yomi

Etymology[edit]

Buddhist term, imported into Japanese when Buddhism was introduced to Japan, some time during the Kofun, Asuka, and Nara periods.

From Middle Chinese compound 業果 ‎(ngjæp kwaX, literally karmic fruit, karmic result). Compare modern Mandarin traditional 業果 and simplified 业果 ‎(yèguǒ).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

業果 ‎(hiragana ごうか, romaji gōka, historical hiragana がふくわ)

  1. (Buddhism) karma, specifically the effects of karma

References[edit]

  1. ^ 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, ISBN 4-385-13905-9