無常

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Chinese[edit]

not have
 
always; ever; often; frequently; common; general; constant
trad. (無常)
simp. (无常)

Pronunciation[edit]



Rime
Character
Reading # 1/1 1/1
Initial () (4) (25)
Final () (24) (105)
Tone (調) Level (Ø) Level (Ø)
Openness (開合) Closed Open
Division () III III
Fanqie
Reconstructions
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
/mɨo/ /d͡ʑɨɐŋ/
Pan
Wuyun
/mio/ /d͡ʑiɐŋ/
Shao
Rongfen
/mio/ /d͡ʑiɑŋ/
Edwin
Pulleyblank
/muə̆/ /d͡ʑɨaŋ/
Li
Rong
/mio/ /ʑiaŋ/
Wang
Li
/mĭu/ /ʑĭaŋ/
Bernard
Karlgren
/mi̯u/ /ʑi̯aŋ/
Expected
Mandarin
Reflex
cháng

Adjective[edit]

無常

  1. changeable; variable; sporadic; irregular; inconsistent

Derived terms[edit]

Noun[edit]

無常

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  1. Wuchang, one or two deities in Chinese folk religion who seize the spirits of people to the Underworld.
  2. (Buddhism) impermanence

Derived terms[edit]

Verb[edit]

無常

  1. (euphemistic) to die; to pass away

Derived terms[edit]


Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term

Grade: 4
じょう
Grade: 5
on’yomi

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjectival noun[edit]

無常 (-na inflection, hiragana むじょう, rōmaji mujō)

  1. transient, impermanent, mutable

Inflection[edit]

Noun[edit]

無常 (hiragana むじょう, rōmaji mujō)

  1. transience

Related terms[edit]

References[edit]

  • 2002, Ineko Kondō; Fumi Takano; Mary E Althaus; et. al., Shogakukan Progressive Japanese-English Dictionary, Third Edition, Tokyo: Shōgakukan, ISBN 4095102535.