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ChineseEdit

 
knot; sturdy; to bear (fruit); bond; to tie; to bind
 
boundary; scope; extent; circles; group; kingdom (taxonomy)
trad. (結界)
simp. (结界)

PronunciationEdit


NounEdit

結界

  1. (Buddhism) boundary, restricted area
  2. (Buddhism) a gloss for the Sanskrit term sīmābandha

JapaneseEdit

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Kanji in this term
けつ > けっ
Grade: 4
かい
Grade: 3
on'yomi

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

結界 ‎(hiragana けっかい, romaji kekkai)

  1. (Buddhism) restricted access:
    1. restricted access to a specific area for purposes of Buddhist training
    2. in esoteric Buddhism, restricted access to a specific area of a dōjō for purposes of purification
    3. a wooden fence or partition separating the inner and outer sanctuaries of a temple, or separating monastic and public seating in the outer sanctuary
    4. an area into which anything potentially disruptive to Buddhist training is restricted from entering, such as a 女人結界 ‎(nyonin kekkai, no-women zone)
  2. a lattice or screen demarcating a merchant's or shopkeeper's register and bookkeeping area
  3. (tea) an item used in 茶道 ‎(sadō, tea ceremony) to visually separate the guest tatami area from the ceremony tatami area
  4. (manga, anime) on a small scale, meaning a projected energy barrier, force field, or shield; and on a larger scale, meaning a pocket universe, spiritual or otherwise

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VerbEdit

結界する ‎(hiragana けっかいする, romaji kekkai suru)

  1. (Buddhism) to restrict access:
    1. to restrict access to a specific area for purposes of Buddhist training
    2. in esoteric Buddhism, to restrict access to a specific area of a dōjō for purposes of purification
    3. to restrict anything potentially disruptive to Buddhist training from entering into an area

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ 1998, NHK日本語発音アクセント辞典 (NHK Japanese Pronunciation Accent Dictionary) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: NHK, ISBN 978-4-14-011112-3
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