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四天王

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EtymologyEdit

/sitenwau/ > /sitenwɔː/ > /sitenwoː/ > /sitennoː/.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

四天王 (hiragana してんのう, romaji shitennō, historical hiragana してんわう)

  1. (Buddhism) four guardian gods: Dhṛtarāṣṭra, Virūpākṣa, Virūḍhaka, and Vaiśravaṇa; the Four Heavenly Kings
  2. within a group of field, the four most superior individuals