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law; method; way; Buddhist teaching; Legalist; France (abbrev.)
screw; snail
simp. and trad.
(法螺)
 
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法螺 (1, 2)

EtymologyEdit

Translation of Sanskrit धर्म शङ्ख(dharma śaṅkha, conch shell of religion; conch of the law). Tibetan equivalent is ཆོས་དུང(chos dung).

PronunciationEdit



Rime
Character
Reading # 1/1 1/1
Initial () (1) (37)
Final () (148) (95)
Tone (調) Checked (Ø) Level (Ø)
Openness (開合) Closed Closed
Division () III I
Fanqie
Reconstructions
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
/pɨɐp̚/ /luɑ/
Pan
Wuyun
/piɐp̚/ /luɑ/
Shao
Rongfen
/piɐp̚/ /luɑ/
Edwin
Pulleyblank
/puap̚/ /lwa/
Li
Rong
/piɐp̚/ /luɑ/
Wang
Li
/pĭwɐp̚/ /luɑ/
Bernard
Karlgren
/pi̯wɐp̚/ /luɑ/
Expected
Mandarin
Reflex
fa luó

NounEdit

法螺

  1. (Buddhism) conch shell used as a Buddhist trumpet
  2. Triton's trumpet; giant triton (Charonia tritonis)
  3. (Buddhism) power and command of Buddhist teaching; doctrines of Buddhism
  4. (figuratively) boasting; bragging; exaggeration; overstatement

Derived termsEdit

DescendantsEdit

Sino-Xenic (法螺):

JapaneseEdit

Kanji in this term
Grade: 4 Jinmeiyō

NounEdit

法螺 ‎(hiragana ほら, romaji hora)

  1. boasting

CompoundsEdit