法輪

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See also: 法轮

Chinese[edit]

 
law; method; way; Buddhist teaching; Legalist; France (abbrev.)
 
wheel; gear; (by) turn; rotate
trad. (法輪)
simp. (法轮)
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Etymology[edit]

Translation of Sanskrit धर्मचक्र (dharmacakra, wheel or range of the law) or Pali dhammacakka (wheel of the law). Tibetan equivalent is ཆོས་འཁོར (chos 'khor).

Pronunciation[edit]



Rime
Character
Reading # 1/1 1/1
Initial () (1) (37)
Final () (148) (47)
Tone (調) Checked (Ø) Level (Ø)
Openness (開合) Closed Closed
Division () III III
Fanqie
Reconstructions
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
/pɨɐp̚/ /liuɪn/
Pan
Wuyun
/piɐp̚/ /lʷin/
Shao
Rongfen
/piɐp̚/ /ljuen/
Edwin
Pulleyblank
/puap̚/ /lwin/
Li
Rong
/piɐp̚/ /liuĕn/
Wang
Li
/pĭwɐp̚/ /lĭuĕn/
Bernard
Karlgren
/pi̯wɐp̚/ /li̯uĕn/
Expected
Mandarin
Reflex
fa lún

Noun[edit]

法輪

  1. (Buddhism) dharmachakra; wheel of the dharma (law); the eternal wheel of life
    法輪 / 法轮  ―  fǎlún cháng zhuàn  ―  the dharma wheel constantly rotates

Derived terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

Sino-Xenic (法輪):

Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
ほう
Grade: 4
りん
Grade: 4
on’yomi

Noun[edit]

法輪 (hiragana ほうりん, rōmaji hōrin)

  1. dharmachakra

Korean[edit]

Hanja in this term

Noun[edit]

法輪 (beomnyun) (hangeul 법륜)

  1. Hanja form? of 법륜 (dharmachakra).

Vietnamese[edit]

Hán tự in this term

Noun[edit]

法輪

  1. Hán tự form of pháp luân (dharmachakra).