薩婆訶

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
さち > そ
Jinmeiyō
は > わ
Grade: S

Hyōgaiji
on’yomi

Etymology[edit]

/sopaka//soɸaka//sowaka/

From Middle Chinese 薩婆訶 (sɑt̚ buɑ hɑ), itself a transcription of Sanskrit स्वाहा (svāhā)[1]. Compare modern Chinese 蘇波呵.

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薩婆訶 (hiragana そわか, katakana ソワカ, rōmaji sowaka, historical hiragana そはか, historical katakana ソハカ)

  1. (Buddhism) Japanese transcription of the Sanskrit term "svāhā", used as an oblation.
    Heart Sutra (Wikipedia article)
    ... (ぎゃ) () (ぎゃ) () () () (ぎゃ) () () () (そう) (ぎゃ) () () () () () ()
    Gyate gyate haragyate harasōgyate boji sowaka.
    Gate gate pāragate pārasaṃgate bodhi svāhā

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References[edit]

  1. ^ 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, →ISBN