観音菩薩

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Japanese[edit]

Kannon, the bodhisattva of mercy and compassion.
Kanji in this term
かん
Grade: 4
おん > のん
Grade: 1

Jinmeiyō
さつ
Jinmeiyō
on’yomi

Etymology[edit]

観音 +‎ 菩薩: The bodhisattva of Avalokiteśvara".

Proper noun[edit]

観音菩薩 (hiragana かんのんぼさつ, rōmaji Kannonbosatsu)

  1. (mythology, Buddhism) Kannon Bosatsu; the Japanese name for Guanyin, the goddess and bodhisattva of mercy and compassion.

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