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(般若)
 
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From Pali paññā. Compare Sanskrit प्रज्ञा (prajñā).

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般若

  1. (Buddhism) prajñā; Buddhist wisdom

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はん
Grade: S
にゃ
Grade: 6
on’yomi

From Middle Chinese 般若 (MC buɑn ȵiaX), itself a transliteration of Sanskrit प्रज्ञा (prajñā, wisdom)[1][2] or Pali paññā.[2][3]

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般若 (hiragana はんにゃ, katakana ハンニャ, rōmaji hannya)

  1. (Buddhism) prajñā: Buddhist wisdom
  2. (Noh) a type of mask with the appearance of a grinning horned demoness
  3. a kind of 家紋 (kamon, family crest) featuring a hannya mask
  4. a star cactus (Astrophytum spp., eg, Astrophytum asterias; Astrophytum ornatum)
    Hypernym: 仙人掌 (saboten)
  5. Short for 般若面 (hannya-zura): a dreadful face
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  1. 1.0 1.1 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, →ISBN
  2. 2.0 2.1 般若”, in 世界大百科事典 第2版 (Sekai Dai-hyakka Jiten Dainiban, Heibonsha World Encyclopedia Second Edition)[1] (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Heibonsha, 1998
  3. ^ 1995, 大辞泉 (Daijisen) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Shogakukan, →ISBN