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(菩提)

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Sanskrit बोधि (bodhi, bodhi; perfect knowledge or wisdom; sacred figtree).

PronunciationEdit


NounEdit

菩提

  1. (Buddhism) bodhi, the state of enlightenment that finally ends the cycle of death and rebirth and leads to nirvana
  2. Short for 菩提樹菩提树 (pútíshù, “bodhi tree”).
  3. Short for 菩提子 (pútízǐ, “bodhi seeds; bodhi beads”).

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JapaneseEdit

 
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Kanji in this term

Jinmeiyō
だい
Grade: 5
on’yomi

EtymologyEdit

From Middle Chinese 菩提, a transcription of Sanskrit बोधि (bodhi, bodhi; perfect knowledge or wisdom; sacred figtree).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

菩提 (hiragana ぼだい, rōmaji bodai)

  1. (Buddhism) bodai

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, →ISBN
  2. ^ 1998, NHK日本語発音アクセント辞典 (NHK Japanese Pronunciation Accent Dictionary) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: NHK, →ISBN