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Sacred Fire

shèng huǒ
seika
Sacred Fire Vertical Wall Scroll

聖火 is a Chinese, Japanese and Korean term that applies to the sacred fire of the ancient Greek Olympic torch or games.

This could also apply to other sacred or holy fires, as it can be a somewhat generic term.

Holy Land

shèng dì
seichi
Holy Land Vertical Wall Scroll

This can be titled or translated a lot of different ways: sacred ground, the Holy Land, Holy city, sacred place, Holy ground, or shrine.

I have actually seen all of these English translations used when coming from Chinese, Japanese, and Korean.

The Saint

shèng
sei
The Saint Vertical Wall Scroll

聖 is the simple, single-character religious form of "saint" in Chinese (also holds same meaning in Japanese and Korean, though rarely used alone like this).

This can also mean: holy, sage, master, or priest.
Note: 聖 is often used in compound words (words of more than one character) to create further meanings. In compounds, it can mean holy, sacred or divine.

聖 is also used as the first word for Spanish and English place names such as "San Diego" and "St. Louis" in Chinese (not Japanese).

In Buddhist context, this can represent ārya or sādhu. And mean a sage; wise and good; upright, or correct in all his character; sacred, holy, or saintly.




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The following table may be helpful for those studying Chinese or Japanese...

Title CharactersRomaji (Romanized Japanese)Various forms of Romanized Chinese
Sacred Fire聖火
圣火
seikashèng huǒ
sheng4 huo3
sheng huo
shenghuo
Holy Land聖地
圣地
seichishèng dì / sheng4 di4 / sheng di / shengdisheng ti / shengti
The Saint
seishèng / sheng4 / sheng
In some entries above you will see that characters have different versions above and below a line.
In these cases, the characters above the line are Traditional Chinese, while the ones below are Simplified Chinese.


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Characters

If shown, 2nd row is Simp. Chinese

Pronunciation
Romanization
Simple Dictionary Definition


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shèng / sheng4
sheng
 hijiri / ひじり
The Saint Vertical Wall 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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lián / lian2
lien
 ren / れん
The Saint Vertical Wall Scroll
lotus
(out-dated or obsolete kana usage) (1) (kana only) sacred lotus (Nelumbo nucifera); Indian lotus; lotus; (2) rose of Sharon (Hibiscus syriacus); (kana only) sacred lotus (Nelumbo nucifera); Indian lotus; lotus; (surname, female given name) Ren
puṇḍarīka, the lotus, especially the white lotus, Numphoea alba; padma, especially the Nelumbium speciosum; utpala, the Nymphoea coerulea, the blue lotus; kumuda, Nymphoea esculenta, white lotus, or N. rubra, red lotus; nīlotpala, N. cyanea, a blue lotus. The first four are called white, red, blue, and yellow lotuses; but the white lotus is generally meant unless otherwise specified.

聖地


圣地

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shèng dì / sheng4 di4
sheng ti
 seichi / sechi / せいち
The Saint Vertical Wall Scroll
holy land (of a religion); sacred place; shrine; holy city (such as Jerusalem, Mecca etc); center of historic interest
sacred place; holy ground; the Holy Land; (place-name) Seichi
stage of enlightenment

聖火


圣火

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shèng huǒ / sheng4 huo3
sheng huo
 seika / seka / せいか
The Saint Vertical Wall Scroll
sacred fire; Olympic flame
(1) sacred fire (torch); (2) Olympic flame; (given name) Seika

聖職


圣职

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shèng zhí / sheng4 zhi2
sheng chih
 seishoku / seshoku / せいしょく
The Saint Vertical Wall Scroll
priesomethingood
(noun - becomes adjective with の) sacred profession; holy orders; vocation; ministry

貴い

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 toutoi / totoi / とうとい    tattoi / たっとい
The Saint Vertical Wall Scroll
(adjective) precious; valuable; priceless; noble; exalted; sacred

菩提樹


菩提树

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pú tí shù / pu2 ti2 shu4
p`u t`i shu / pu ti shu
 bodaiju;bodaiju / ぼだいじゅ;ボダイジュ
pipal tree (Ficus religiosa); bo fig tree; Bodhi tree (sacred to Buddhism and Hinduism)
(1) Tilia miqueliana (species of linden tree); (2) (See インドボダイジュ) sacred fig (Ficus religiosa); bodhi tree; bo tree; peepal tree; pipal tree; (given name) Bodaiju
bodhidruma, bodhitaru, bodhivṛkṣa; the wisdom-tree, i.e. that under which Śākyamuni attained his enlightenment, and became Buddha. The Ficus religiosa is the pippala, or aśvattha, wrongly identified by Faxian as the palm-tree; it is described as an evergreen, to have been 400 feet high, been cut down several times, but in the Tang dynasty still to be 40 or 50 feet high. A branch of it is said to have been sent by Aśoka to Ceylon, from which sprang the celebrated Bo-tree still flourishing there; bodhi-tree

道德經


道德经

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dào dé jīng / dao4 de2 jing1
tao te ching
 Dōtoku kyō
The Saint Vertical Wall Scroll
the Book of Dao by Laozi or Lao-Tze, the sacred text of Daoism
Daode jing

一言九鼎

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yī yán jiǔ dǐng / yi1 yan2 jiu3 ding3
i yen chiu ting
one word worth nine sacred tripods (idiom); words of enormous weight

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wàn / wan4
wan
 man / まんじ
swastika, a sacred and auspicious symbol in Hinduism, Buddhism, and Jainism
swastika (esp. a counterclockwise swastika as a Buddhist symbol); fylfot; gammadion; (given name) Manji
sauvastika, 塞縛悉底迦; also styled 室利靺瑳 śrīvatsa, lucky sign, Viṣṇu's breast-curl or mark, tr. by 海雲 sea-cloud, or cirrhus. Used as a fancy form of 萬 or 萬; and is also written in a form said to resemble a curl. It is the 4th of the auspicious signs in the footprint of Buddha, and is a mystic diagram of great antiquity. To be distinguished from 卐svastika, the crampons of which turn to the right; ten thousand

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wàn / wan4
wan
 man
swastika, a sacred and auspicious symbol in Hinduism, Buddhism, and Jainism, later adopted by Nazi Germany
(Skt. svastika)

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/ ta3
t`a / ta
 tou / to / とう
pagoda; tower; minaret; stupa (abbr. loanword from Sanskrit tapo); CL:座[zuo4]
(n,n-suf) (1) tower; steeple; spire; (2) (abbreviation) (original meaning) (See 卒塔婆・1,塔婆・1) stupa; pagoda; dagoba; (surname) Tousaki
stūpa; tope; a tumulus, or mound, for the bones, or remains of the dead, or for other sacred relics, especially of the Buddha, whether relics of the body or the mind, e.g. bones or scriptures. As the body is supposed to consist of 84,000 atoms, Aśoka is said to have built 84,000 stūpas to preserve relics of Śākyamuni. Pagodas, dagobas, or towers with an odd number of stories are used in China for the purpose of controlling the geomantic influences of a neighbourbood. Also 塔婆; 兜婆; 偸婆; 藪斗波; 窣堵波; 率都婆; 素覩波; 私鍮簸, etc. The stūpas erected over relics of the Buddha vary from the four at his birthplace, the scene of his enlightenment, of his first sermon, and of his death, to the 84,000 accredited to Aśoka.

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fàn / fan4
fan
 bon / ぼん
abbr. for 梵教[Fan4 jiao4] Brahmanism; abbr. for Sanskrit 梵語|梵语[Fan4 yu3] or 梵文[Fan4 wen2]; abbr. for 梵蒂岡|梵蒂冈[Fan4 di4 gang1], the Vatican
(1) Brahman; Brahma; ultimate reality of the universe (in Hinduism); (2) Brahma; Hindu creator god; (3) (abbreviation) (See 梵語) Sanskrit; (given name) Bon
Brahman (from roots bṛh, vṛh, connected with bṛṃh, "religious devotion," "prayer," "a sacred text," or mantra, "the mystic syllable om"; "sacred learning," "the religious life," "the Supreme Being regarded as impersonal," "the Absolute," "the priestly or sacerdotal class," etc. M.W. Translit; brahman

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shén / shen2
shen
 tachibana / たちばな
(Japanese kokuji) sakaki (Cleyera japonica), evergreen tree used in Shinto to decorate sacred spaces
(1) sakaki (species of evergreen sacred to Shinto, Cleyera japonica); (2) evergreen (esp. one planted or used at a shrine); (personal name) Tachibana


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jīng / jing1
ching
 kyō / つね
classics; sacred book; scripture; to pass through; to undergo; to bear; to endure; warp (textile); longitude; menstruation; channel (TCM); abbr. for economics 經濟|经济[jing1 ji4]
(female given name) Tsune
A warp, that which runs lengthwise; to pass through or by, past; to manage, regulate; laws, canons, classics. Skt. sūtras; threads, threaded together, classical works. Also called 契經 and 經本. The sūtras in the Tripiṭaka are the sermons attributed to the Buddha; the other two divisions are 律 the Vinaya, and 論 the śāstras, or Abhidharma; cf. 三藏. Every sūtra begins with the words 如是我聞 'Thus did I hear', indicating that it contains the words of Śākyamuni; scripture

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ǒu / ou3
ou
 gō / はす
root of lotus
(kana only) sacred lotus (Nelumbo nucifera); Indian lotus; lotus
The water-lily root, arrowroot; the water-lily root

おん

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 on / おん (from 拝み) (See 御嶽・うたき) (Okinawa) sacred site; sacred grove; (female given name) On

ハス

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 hasu / ハス (kana only) three-lips (freshwater fish of the minnow family, Opsariichthys uncirostris); (kana only) sacred lotus (Nelumbo nucifera); Indian lotus; lotus; (personal name) Has; Hass

七僧

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qī sēng / qi1 seng1
ch`i seng / chi seng
 shichisō
A monastery is supposed to possess the following seven monks: 咒願師 invoker; 導師 leader; 唄師 intoner, or leader of the chanting; 散花師 flower-scatterer; 梵音師 master of sacred words, or Sanskrit; 錫杖師 shaker of the rings on the metal staff, or crozier; 堂達 distributor of missals, etc. Another division is 講師 expounder; 讀師 reader; 咒願師; 三禮師 director of the three ceremonies; 唄師; 散花師; and 堂達.

七聖


七圣

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qī shèng / qi1 sheng4
ch`i sheng / chi sheng
 shichi shō / ななせ
(female given name) Nanase
v.七賢, 七聖, 七聖財, saptadhana. The seven sacred graces variously defined, e.g. 信 faith, 戒 observation of the commandments, 聞hearing instruction, 慙 shame (for self), 愧 shame (for others); 捨 renunciation; and慧 wisdom; seven stages of holiness

三緣


三缘

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sān yuán / san1 yuan2
san yüan
 sanen
The three nidānas or links with the Buddha resulting from calling upon him, a term of the Pure Land sect: (a) 親緣 that he hears those who call his name, sees their worship, knows their hearts and is one with them; (b) 近緣 that he shows himself to those who desire to see him; (c) 增上緣 that at every invocation aeons of sin are blotted out, and he and his sacred host receive such a disciple at death; three kinds of causes (or conditions)

中嶽


中岳

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zhōng yuè / zhong1 yue4
chung yüeh
 nakatake / なかたけ
Mt Song 嵩山 in Henan, one of the Five Sacred Mountains 五嶽|五岳[Wu3 yue4]
(surname) Nakatake

五山

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wǔ shān / wu3 shan1
wu shan
 gosan;gozan / ごさん;ござん
(obscure) five most important temples of a region; (surname) Goyama
Five mountains and monasteries: (1) in India, sacred because of their connection with the Buddha: 鞞婆羅跋怒 Vaibhāra-vana; 薩多般那求呵 Saptaparṇaguhā; 因陀羅勢羅求呵 Indraśailaguhā; 薩簸恕魂直迦鉢婆羅 Sarpiṣ kuṇḍikā-prāgbhāra; 耆闍崛 Gṛdhrakūṭa; (2) in China, established during the Five Dynasties and the Southern Sung dynasty, on the analogy of those in India; three at Hangzhou at 徑山 Jingshan, 北山 Beishan, and 南山 Nanshan and two at Ningbo at 阿育王山 King Aśoka Shan and 太白山 Taiboshan. Later the Yuan dynasty established one at 全陵 Chin Ling, the 天界大龍翔隻慶寺 which became chief of these under the Ming dynasty; five mountain [monasteries]

五嶽


五岳

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wǔ yuè / wu3 yue4
wu yüeh
Five Sacred Mountains of the Daoists, namely: Mt Tai 泰山[Tai4 Shan1] in Shandong, Mt Hua 華山|华山[Hua4 Shan1] in Shaanxi, Mt Heng 衡山[Heng2 Shan1] in Hunan, Mt Heng 恆山|恒山[Heng2 Shan1] in Shanxi, Mt Song 嵩山[Song1 Shan1] in Henan

仏跡

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 busseki / ぶっせき place sacred to Buddhism

出聖


出圣

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chū shèng / chu1 sheng4
ch`u sheng / chu sheng
 shusshō
The surpassing sacred truth, or the sacred immortal truth; supramundane holy path

制多

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zhì duō / zhi4 duo1
chih to
 seita / せいた
(personal name) Seita
制底 (or 質底); 制體 caitya, a tumulus, mausoleum, monastery, temple, spire, flagstaff on a pagoda, sacred place or thing, idem 支提 (or 支帝), cf. 刹.

剣璽

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 kenji / けんじ sacred sword and jewels

北嶽


北岳

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běi yuè / bei3 yue4
pei yüeh
Mt Heng 恆山|恒山[Heng2 Shan1] in Shanxi, one of the Five Sacred Mountains 五嶽|五岳[Wu3 yue4]

南嶽


南岳

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nán yuè / nan2 yue4
nan yüeh
 Nangaku / なんがく
Nanyue district of Hengyang city 衡陽市|衡阳市[Heng2 yang2 shi4], Hunan; Mt Heng 衡山 in Hunan, one of the Five Sacred Mountains 五嶽|五岳[Wu3 yue4]
(personal name) Nangaku
Nanyue

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