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phonetic
simp. and trad.
(娑婆)
anagram 婆娑
 
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EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Sanskrit सह (saha, name of a division of the world < bearing; enduring), as in सहलोकधातु (sahalokadhātu, world inhabited by men; earth).

PronunciationEdit



Rime
Character
Reading # 1/2 1/1
Initial () (16) (3)
Final () (94) (95)
Tone (調) Level (Ø) Level (Ø)
Openness (開合) Open Closed
Division () I I
Fanqie
Reconstructions
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
/sɑ/ /buɑ/
Pan
Wuyun
/sɑ/ /buɑ/
Shao
Rongfen
/sɑ/ /buɑ/
Edwin
Pulleyblank
/sa/ /bwa/
Li
Rong
/sɑ/ /buɑ/
Wang
Li
/sɑ/ /buɑ/
Bernard
Karlgren
/sɑ/ /bʱuɑ/
Expected
Mandarin
Reflex
suō

NounEdit

娑婆

  1. (Buddhism) world of endurance; outside world; this world (which is full of suffering)

Derived termsEdit


JapaneseEdit

Kanji in this term
しゃ
Hyōgaiji

Grade: S
on’yomi

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

娑婆 (hiragana しゃば, rōmaji shaba)

  1. the world
  2. (Buddhism) this corrupt world
  3. the outside world

KoreanEdit

Hanja in this term

NounEdit

娑婆 (saba) (hangeul 사바)

  1. Hanja form? of 사바 (the world; (Buddhism) this corrupt world; the outside world).