See also: zen, zěn, zèn, zeń, and źeń

EnglishEdit

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EtymologyEdit

From Japanese (zen ぜん), from Middle Chinese (ɖjen) (compare MandarinChán), an abbreviation of 禪那 (ɖjen-na), from Sanskrit ध्यान (dhyāna, a type of meditation). Akin to dhyana.

PronunciationEdit

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NounEdit

Zen (uncountable)

  1. (religion) A denomination of Buddhism elaborated in Japan.
  2. (informal) A philosophy of calm, reminiscent of that of the Buddhist denomination.

Related termsEdit

  • Zenji

Usage notesEdit

Usually capitalized in all senses, almost always when talking about the denomination proper (compare Catholicism), usually but less often when referring to a looser sense of the philosophy or calm: “That’s very zen.” versus “She studies Zen Buddhism.”

TranslationsEdit

AdjectiveEdit

Zen (comparative more Zen, superlative most Zen)

  1. (colloquial) Extremely relaxed and collected.

AnagramsEdit


GermanEdit

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NounEdit

Zen m

  1. (Buddhism) zen (denomination of Buddhism)

IrishEdit

Proper nounEdit

Zen m

  1. (Buddhism) Zen

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RomanizationEdit

Zen

  1. rōmaji reading of ぜん
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