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JapaneseEdit

Kanji in this term
Jinmeiyō は > わ
Grade: S

Hyōgaiji
Irregular kan’on

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

/sopaka//soɸaka//sowaka/

From Middle Chinese 薩婆訶 (MC sɑt̚ buɑ hɑ), itself a transliteration of Sanskrit स्वाहा (svāhā).[1]

PronunciationEdit

  • (Irregular reading)

InterjectionEdit

薩婆訶 (hiragana そわか, katakana ソワカ, rōmaji sowaka, historical hiragana そはか, historical katakana ソハカ)

  1. (Buddhism) word added to the end of a mantra, used as an intention for blessing, good luck, etc., or as an oblation

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, →ISBN