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毘沙門天

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JapaneseEdit

 毘沙門天 on Japanese Wikipedia
 Bishamonten on Wikipedia
 
毘沙門天
Kanji in this term

Jinmeiyō
しゃ
Grade: S
もん
Grade: 2
てん
Grade: 1
on’yomi

EtymologyEdit

Ultimately from Sanskrit वैश्रवण (vaiśravaṇa).[1][2][3][4]

Appears to be 毘沙門 (Bishamon, Vaiśravaṇa) +‎ (ten, heaven, heavenly).[1][4]

Alternatively, may have been borrowed from Chinese with the suffix already included.

PronunciationEdit

Proper nounEdit

毘沙門天 (hiragana びしゃもんてん, rōmaji Bishamonten)

  1. (Buddhism): the Japanese name for the Hindu god Vaiśravaṇa: a punisher of evildoers, and one of the seven gods of luck

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ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1988, 国語大辞典(新装版) (Kokugo Dai Jiten, Revised Edition) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Shogakukan
  2. ^ 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, →ISBN
  3. ^ 1995, 大辞泉 (Daijisen) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Shogakukan, →ISBN
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 1997, 新明解国語辞典 (Shin Meikai Kokugo Jiten), Fifth Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, →ISBN
  5. ^ 1998, NHK日本語発音アクセント辞典 (NHK Japanese Pronunciation Accent Dictionary) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: NHK, →ISBN