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慈悲

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It is vanity to desire a long life and to take no heed of a good life.
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Pronunciation

Romanizations: Hepburn: jihi, Nihon-siki and Kunrei-siki: zihi, Other: jifi

Noun

慈悲 (hiragana じひ, romaji jihi)

  1. (Buddhism) Compassion.
  2. Mercy; sympathy.
    • 1632: Diego Collado, Niffon no Cotõbani Yô Confesion, p. 4
      R. Sorẽgaxĩga cotòxi Deus no vòn jifino vie iòri Chriſtian ni nàri maràxitẽ gozàru iùie, ni, mãda confeſion vo mõsaĩdẽ gozàru.
      R. Ego ex Dei miſericordia hoc anno Chriſtianus factus, nunquam confeſſionem Sacramentalem feci: vnde hæc, quam modo incipio, erit prima.
      (Having become Christian out of the mercy of God this year, I have never made sacramental confession; whence, as I am just beginning, it will be the first.)
    • 1632: Diego Collado, Dictionarium sive Thesauri Linguae Iaponicae Compendium, p. 81
      Miſericordia, æ, eleemoſina, [sic] æ, miſericordia y limoſna, [sic] jifi.

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Mandarin

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Noun

慈悲 (traditional and simplified, Pinyin cíbēi)

  1. mercy; benevolence; pity

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