Last modified on 12 September 2014, at 05:01

如意

ChineseEdit

simpl. and trad.

EtymologyEdit

Literally “according to [one's] wishes”.

PronunciationEdit


AdjectiveEdit

如意

  1. satisfactory; according to one's wishes

Derived termsEdit

NounEdit

如意

  1. An auspicious decorative object associated with Chinese Buddhist ritual that was made from bone or jade, with a cloud-shaped or lingzhi-shaped head and a slightly curved handle; the production and use of such objects declined following the Tang Dynasty.

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