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ChineseEdit

as (if); such as
 
idea; meaning; wish; desire; (abbr.) Italy
simp. and trad.
(如意)
Literally: “according to [one's] wishes”.

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AdjectiveEdit

如意

  1. to be as one wishes; to be satisfactory

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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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