転生

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Japanese[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Kanji in this term
てん
Grade: 3
しょう
Grade: 1
on'yomi

From Middle Chinese 轉生. Compare modern Mandarin traditional 轉生 and simplified 转生 ‎(zhuǎnshēng).

Go'on, so likely the original reading borrowed into Japanese. Now the less common reading of this term.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

転生 ‎(shinjitai kanji, kyūjitai kanji 轉生, hiragana てんしょう, romaji tenshō)

  1. transmigration of a soul into a new body: reincarnation, metempsychosis, rebirth
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Etymology 2[edit]

Kanji in this term
てん
Grade: 3
せい
Grade: 1
on'yomi

Kan'on reading, so likely a later re-borrowing into Japanese. Now the more common reading of this term.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

転生 ‎(shinjitai kanji, kyūjitai kanji 轉生, hiragana てんせい, romaji tensei)

  1. transmigration of a soul into a new body: reincarnation, metempsychosis, rebirth