明王 (myōō): Buddhist "Wisdom King"
|Kanji in this term|
呉 may be a misnomer adopted by the Heian Period kan'on supporters to suggest that goon is "dialectal" or "non-standard".
- The pronunciation of Chinese hanzi characters used in the Wú (Japanese 吳 (Go)) and Yuè (Japanese 越 (Etsu)) regions of China.
- Go-on, a Sino-Japanese kanji pronunciation layer; the first layer first brought to Japan via the Korean peninsula. Generally regarded as the character reading brought over long ago from the lower reaches of the Yangtze River (the Wú region). Found especially in Buddhist terminology and early technical terminology.