法螺

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Chinese[edit]

 
law; method; way; Buddhist teaching; Legalist; France (abbrev.)
screw; snail
simp. and trad.
(法螺)
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法螺 (1, 2)

Etymology[edit]

Translation of Sanskrit धर्म शङ्ख (dharma śaṅkha, conch shell of religion; conch of the law). Tibetan equivalent is ཆོས་དུང (chos dung).

Pronunciation[edit]



Rime
Character
Reading # 1/1 1/1
Initial () (1) (37)
Final () (148) (95)
Tone (調) Checked (Ø) Level (Ø)
Openness (開合) Closed Closed
Division () III I
Fanqie
Reconstructions
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
/pɨɐp̚/ /luɑ/
Pan
Wuyun
/piɐp̚/ /luɑ/
Shao
Rongfen
/piɐp̚/ /luɑ/
Edwin
Pulleyblank
/puap̚/ /lwa/
Li
Rong
/piɐp̚/ /luɑ/
Wang
Li
/pĭwɐp̚/ /luɑ/
Bernard
Karlgren
/pi̯wɐp̚/ /luɑ/
Expected
Mandarin
Reflex
fa luó

Noun[edit]

法螺

  1. (Buddhism) conch shell used as a Buddhist trumpet
  2. Triton's trumpet; giant triton (Charonia tritonis)
  3. (Buddhism) power and command of Buddhist teaching; doctrines of Buddhism
  4. (figuratively) boasting; bragging; exaggeration; overstatement

Derived terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

Sino-Xenic (法螺):
  • Japanese:  () () (hora);  (ほう) () (hōra)
  • Korean: 법라 (法螺, beomna)
  • Vietnamese: pháp loa (法螺)

Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
ほう > ほ
Grade: 4

Jinmeiyō
Irregular

Noun[edit]

法螺 (hiragana ほら, rōmaji hora)

  1. boasting

Compounds[edit]