魔羅

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Chinese[edit]

phonetic
trad. (魔羅)
simp. (魔罗)
alt. forms 摩羅摩罗
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Etymology[edit]

From Sanskrit मार (māra, killing; death; destroyer; demon).

Pronunciation[edit]



Rime
Character
Reading # 1/1 1/1
Initial () (4) (37)
Final () (95) (94)
Tone (調) Level (Ø) Level (Ø)
Openness (開合) Closed Open
Division () I I
Fanqie
Reconstructions
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
/muɑ/ /lɑ/
Pan
Wuyun
/muɑ/ /lɑ/
Shao
Rongfen
/muɑ/ /lɑ/
Edwin
Pulleyblank
/mwa/ /la/
Li
Rong
/muɑ/ /lɑ/
Wang
Li
/muɑ/ /lɑ/
Bernard
Karlgren
/muɑ/ /lɑ/
Expected
Mandarin
Reflex
luó

Noun[edit]

魔羅

  1. (Buddhism) mara (demon)

Derived terms[edit]


Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term

Grade: S

Grade: S
on’yomi

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Transcription of Sanskrit मार (māra). The kanji are ateji.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

魔羅 (hiragana まら, rōmaji mara)

  1. (Buddhism) Mara; a Buddhist demon that personifies the "death" of spiritual life
  2. (anatomy) penis
    • 931938, Wamyō Ruijushō, book 2, page 45:
      玉茎 房内經云 玉茎 男陰名也 [...] 一云 麻良 [...]
    • 16031604, Nippo Jisho (page 386)
    Mara. l, nancon. マラ. まはた, ナンコン (𨳰. または, 男根) 陰茎. 卑語.

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