See also: zen, zeń, zèn, zěn, zen-, and źeń

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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.

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NounEdit

Zen ‎(uncountable)

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

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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.”

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AdjectiveEdit

Zen ‎(comparative more Zen, superlative most Zen)

  1. (colloquial) Extremely relaxed and collected.

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GermanEdit

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NounEdit

Zen m

  1. (Buddhism) zen (denomination of Buddhism)

External linksEdit

  • Zen in Duden online

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Proper nounEdit

Zen m

  1. (Buddhism) Zen

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RomanizationEdit

Zen

  1. rōmaji reading of ぜん
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