TranslingualEdit

shinjitai

simplified

traditional

EtymologyEdit

Simplified from .

  • Simplified from ( and ) (2 strokes on top of phonetic) in simplified Chinese.
  • Simplified from ( and ) (3 strokes on top of phonetic) in Japanese shinjitai.

However, both forms represented by same Unicode code point – see Han unification.

Phono-semantic compound (形聲): semantic  + phonetic  in current simplified Chinese form.

Phono-semantic compound (形聲): semantic  + phonetic  in current Japanese shinjitai form.

Han characterEdit

(radical 113 +9, 13 strokes, cangjie input 戈火金田十 (IFCWJ))

  1. meditation, contemplation (DKW: 24787'); "Zen".

ReferencesEdit

  • KangXi: not present, would follow page 844, character 17
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 24787
  • Dae Jaweon: page 1265, character 8
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 4, page 2402, character 7
  • Unihan data for U+7985

ChineseEdit

For pronunciation and definitions of – see .
(This term, , is the simplified form of .)
Notes:

JapaneseEdit

KanjiEdit

(common “Jōyō” kanjishinjitai kanji, kyūjitai form )

ReadingsEdit

CompoundsEdit

Japanese Wikipedia has an article on:

Wikipedia ja

Kanji in this term
ぜん
Grade: S
on'yomi

EtymologyEdit

Shortened from 禅那 ‎(zenna, Zen meditation practice), from Middle Chinese 禅那 ‎(chánnà), from Sanskrit ध्यान ‎(dhyāna, a type of meditation); compare Pali झान ‎(jhāna).

PronunciationEdit

Proper nounEdit

‎(shinjitai kanji, kyūjitai kanji , hiragana ぜん, romaji Zen)

  1. Zen Buddhism

SynonymsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, ISBN 4-385-13905-9

KoreanEdit

HanjaEdit

‎(seon) (hangeul , revised seon, McCune-Reischauer sŏn, Yale sen)

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