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ChineseEdit

 
ordinary; every; all; whatever; worldly
husband; man
simp. and trad.
(凡夫)

PronunciationEdit


NounEdit

凡夫

  1. ordinary person, mortal person
  2. (Buddhism) an unenlightened person

JapaneseEdit

Kanji in this term
ぼん
Grade: S
ふ > ぷ
Grade: 4
on’yomi

EtymologyEdit

Probably from Middle Chinese 凡夫 (MC bɨɐm bɨo|pɨo, literally “ordinary, common; worldly, mortal + man, person, fellow”).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

凡夫 (hiragana ぼんぷ, rōmaji bonpu)

  1. ordinary person, mortal person
  2. (Buddhism) an unenlightened person

Usage notesEdit

May be found in some dialects or historical contexts with the reading bonbu.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, →ISBN
  • 1988, 国語大辞典(新装版) (Kokugo Dai Jiten, Revised Edition) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Shogakukan

KoreanEdit

Hanja in this term

NounEdit

凡夫 (beombu) (hangeul 범부)

  1. Hanja form? of 범부 (ordinary person, mortal person; (Buddhism) an unenlightened person).

VietnameseEdit

Hán tự in this term

NounEdit

凡夫

  1. Hán tự form of phàm phu (ordinary person, mortal person; (Buddhism) an unenlightened person).