菩提子

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Chinese[edit]

bodhi, the state of enlightenment that finally ends the cycle of death and rebirth and leads to nirvana
 
child; son; (noun suff.); small thing; midnight; 11 p.m.-1 a.m.; seed; egg; 1st earthly branch
simp. and trad.
(菩提子)
菩提

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Noun[edit]

菩提子

  1. (Buddhism) Bodhi-seeds, or beads, the hard seeds of a kind of Himalayan grass, also of a tree at Tiantai, used for rosaries.
  2. (Cantonese) Alternative form of 葡提子 (“grape”).

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