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Etymology 1Edit

Kanji in this term

Grade: 1
りん
Grade: 4
on’yomi
 
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Literally “five rings”.

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NounEdit

()(りん) (gorin

  1. (Buddhism) concept based on the philosophy of 五大 (godai, five elements):
    1. the five elements as a whole: 地輪 (jirin), 水輪 (suirin), 火輪 (karin), 風輪 (fūrin), and 空輪 (kūrin)
    2. Short for 五輪成身 (gorin jōshin): the placement of the five elements to certain parts of the body, resulting in attaining 仏身 (busshin, buddha body)
    3. Synonym of 五体 (gotai): the head, both arms and both knees of the human body
    4. Short for 五輪塔 (gorintō‎) or 五輪卒塔婆 (gorin sotoba): a five-ringed pagoda
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Proper nounEdit

()(りん) (Gorin

  1. the Olympic Rings
  2. (by extension) the Olympic Games
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Etymology 2Edit

Kanji in this term
いつ
Grade: 1

Grade: 4
kun’yomi

From (itsu, five, 5) +‎ (wa, ring).

Proper nounEdit

(いつ)() (Itsuwa

  1. a female given name
  2. a surname

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, →ISBN