Definition of Kwan-yin

1. Noun. (Buddhism) a female Bodhisattva; often called goddess of mercy and considered an aspect of the Bodhisattva Avalokitesvara; identified with Japanese Kwannon.

Exact synonyms: Kuan Yin
Category relationships: Buddhism
Generic synonyms: Chinese Deity



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Kwan-yin

Kuznicki
Kvarken
Kveim
Kveim-Stilzbach antigen
Kveim-Stilzbach test
Kveim antigen
Kven
Kvens
Kwa
KwaZulu
KwaZulu-Natal
Kwaj
Kwajalein
Kwakiutl
Kwame
Kwan-yin
Kwangchow
Kwangju
Kwangtung
Kwannon
Kwanyama
Kwanza
Kwanzaa
Kwell
Kwere
Kwiatkowski
Ky.
Kyasanur Forest disease virus
Kyasanur forest disease
Kyavar

Literary usage of Kwan-yin

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1. The Secret Doctrine: The Synthesis of Science, Religion, and Philosophy by Helena Petrovna Blavatsky (1917)
"Of course the name given in the archaic volume of the Stanzas is quite different, but Kwan-Yin is a perfect equivalent. In a temple of P"u-to, ..."

2. The Overland Monthly by Bret Harte (1868)
"The images of Kwan Yin are of various forms and attitudes. She is represented as a young damsel seated in a lotus-flower; also as standing in bare feet, ..."

3. Sectarianism and Religious Persecution in China: A Page in the History of by Jan Jakob Maria Groot (1903)
"It contains a coarse portrait of kwan-yin; then three unintelligible Tantras, to be read for the cleansing of the mouth, for the cleansing of the body, ..."

4. The Chinese Recorder and Missionary Journal (1871)
"It would then be feasible to compile a Chinese-Sanscrit instead of a Sanscrit-Chinese dictionary. In his account of kwan-yin ..."

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