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There are 9 total results for your wise and virtuous search.

Characters Pronunciation
Romanization
Simple Dictionary Definition


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shèng
    sheng4
sheng
 hijiri
    ひじり
 Scroll
holy; sacred; saint; sage
(1) highly virtuous monk; (2) (honorific or respectful language) monk; (3) Buddhist solitary; (4) (See 高野聖・1) Buddhist missionary; (5) saint (i.e. a virtuous person); (6) (archaism) (honorific or respectful language) emperor; (7) (in form 〜の聖) master; expert; (female given name) Mina
ārya; sādhu; a sage; wise and good; upright, or correct in all his character; sacred, holy, saintly.


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xián
    xian2
hsien
 ken
    けん
 Scroll
worthy or virtuous person; honorific used for a person of the same or a younger generation
(noun or adjectival noun) (archaism) intelligence; genius; scholarship; virtue; (male given name) Masaru
Wise and virtuous, sage, second rank to a 聖 saint; good, excellent in character, virtuous; intelligent

聖人


圣人

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shèng rén
    sheng4 ren2
sheng jen
 seijin / sejin
    せいじん
 Scroll
saint; sage; refers to Confucius 孔子[Kong3 zi3]; the current reigning Emperor
(1) {Christn} saint; (2) (orig. meaning) wise and virtuous person (esp. in Confucianism); great religious teacher; sage; (3) (See 清酒) refined sake; (male given name) Masato
is the opposite of the 凡人 common, or unenlightened man; saint

見賢思齊


见贤思齐

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jiàn xián sī qí
    jian4 xian2 si1 qi2
chien hsien ssu ch`i
    chien hsien ssu chi
 Scroll
see a worthy, think to imitate (idiom, from Analects); emulate the virtuous; Follow the example of a virtuous and wise teacher.

有道

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yǒu dào
    you3 dao4
yu tao
 yuudou; yuutou / yudo; yuto
    ゆうどう; ゆうとう
to have attained the Way; (of a government or a ruler) enlightened; wise and just
being good; being virtuous; virtuous person; (given name) Yuudou
to embody the way

淑女

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shū nǚ
    shu1 nu:3
shu nü
 shukujo
    しゅくじょ
wise and virtuous woman; lady
lady; (female given name) Kiyome

聖賢


圣贤

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shèng xián
    sheng4 xian2
sheng hsien
 seiken / seken
    せいけん
a sage; wise and holy man; virtuous ruler; Buddhist lama; wine
saints and sages; (given name) Masakatsu
the wise; the wise

賢人


贤人

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xián rén
    xian2 ren2
hsien jen
 kenjin
    けんじん
great person of the past; venerable forebear; the great and the good
(1) wise person; virtuous person; sage; (2) (See 濁り酒) unrefined sake; (personal name) Yoshihito
A wise and virtuous man; a wise and virtuous man

賢良方正

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 kenryouhousei / kenryohose
    けんりょうほうせい
(noun or adjectival noun) (yoji) wise and virtuous; good and able men

Entries with 2nd row of characters: The 2nd row is Simplified Chinese.

This page contains 9 results for "wise and virtuous" in Chinese and/or Japanese.



Information about this dictionary:

Apparently, we were the first ones who were crazy enough to think that western people might want a combined Chinese, Japanese, and Buddhist dictionary.

A lot of westerners can't tell the difference between Chinese and Japanese - and there is a reason for that. Chinese characters and even whole words were borrowed by Japan from the Chinese language in the 5th century. Much of the time, if a word or character is used in both languages, it will have the same or a similar meaning. However, this is not always true. Language evolves, and meanings independently change in each language.

Example: The Chinese character 湯 for soup (hot water) has come to mean bath (hot water) in Japanese. They have the same root meaning of "hot water", but a 湯屋 sign on a bathhouse in Japan would lead a Chinese person to think it was a "soup house" or a place to get a bowl of soup. See this: Japanese Bath House

This dictionary uses the EDICT and CC-CEDICT dictionary files.
EDICT data is the property of the Electronic Dictionary Research and Development Group, and is used in conformance with the Group's license.

Chinese Buddhist terms come from Dictionary of Chinese Buddhist Terms by William Edward Soothill and Lewis Hodous. This is commonly referred to as "Soothill's'". It was first published in 1937 (and is now off copyright so we can use it here). Some of these definitions may be misleading, incomplete, or dated, but 95% of it is good information. Every professor who teaches Buddhism or Eastern Religion has a copy of this on their bookshelf. We incorporated these 16,850 entries into our dictionary database ourselves (it was lot of work).



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