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ChineseEdit

 
to look at; to watch; to observe; to behold; Taoist monastery
sound; noise; news
trad. (觀音)
simp. (观音)
 
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EtymologyEdit

“One who looks down upon sound” (i.e. the cries of sentient beings who need help).

Translation of Sanskrit अवलोकितस्वर (avalokitasvara, literally down-observe-sound), the original form of अवलोकितेश्वर (avalokiteśvara, Avalokiteśvara), a bodhisattva who embodies the compassion of all Buddhas.

Synonymous with 觀世音观世音 (Guānshìyīn, “observe-world-sound”), which also interprets the middle element of the Sanskrit compound as लोक (loka, world).

Compare Tibetan སྤྱན་རས་གཟིགས (spyan ras gzigs, literally one who looks down with an unwavering eye).

PronunciationEdit



Rime
Character
Reading # 1/2 1/1
Initial () (28) (34)
Final () (62) (140)
Tone (調) Level (Ø) Level (Ø)
Openness (開合) Closed Open
Division () I Chongniu III
Fanqie
Reconstructions
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
/kuɑn/ /ʔˠiɪm/
Pan
Wuyun
/kʷɑn/ /ʔᵚim/
Shao
Rongfen
/kuɑn/ /ʔiem/
Edwin
Pulleyblank
/kwan/ /ʔjim/
Li
Rong
/kuɑn/ /ʔjəm/
Wang
Li
/kuɑn/ /ĭĕm/
Bernard
Karlgren
/kuɑn/ /ʔi̯əm/
Expected
Mandarin
Reflex
guān yīn

Proper nounEdit

觀音

  1. (菩薩) (Buddhism) Guanyin

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JapaneseEdit

Kanji in this term
かん
Hyōgaiji
おん > のん
Grade: 1

Proper nounEdit

觀音 (kyūjitai kanji, shinjitai kanji 観音, hiragana かんのん, rōmaji Kannon)

  1. Kyūjitai spelling of 観音

KoreanEdit

Hanja in this term

Proper nounEdit

觀音 (Gwaneum, McCune-Reischauer: Kwanŭm, Yale: Kwan.um) (hangeul 관음)

  1. Hanja form? of 관음, “Guanyin”.

VietnameseEdit

Hán tự in this word

Proper nounEdit

觀音 (Quan Âm)

  1. Hán tự form of Quan Âm, “Guanyin