般若

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Chinese[edit]

 
sort; kind; class; way; manner
 
to seem; like; as; if
simp. and trad.
(般若)
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Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from Pali paññā. Related to Sanskrit प्रज्ञा (prajñā).

Pronunciation[edit]


Noun[edit]

般若

  1. (Buddhism) prajna

Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
Grade: S Grade: 6

Etymology[edit]

Sanskrit प्रज्ञा (prajñā).

Noun[edit]

般若 (hiragana はんにゃ, rōmaji hannya)

  1. (Buddhism) Prajna; Buddhist wisdom.
  2. (Noh) a type of female masques; horrible female visage.

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