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zen

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Yet each man kills the thing he loves from all let this be heard some does it with a bitter look some with a flattering word the coward does it with a kiss the brave man with the sword.
Oscar Wilde
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See also Zen, zěn, zèn, zeń, and źeń

English

Etymology

Japanese

Pronunciation

Noun

zen

  1. a denomination of Buddhism

Translations


French

Pronunciation

Noun

zen m. (plural zen)

  1. zen

Adjective

zen (invariable)

  1. pertaining to zen.
  2. (colloquial) extremely relaxed and collected.

Japanese

Noun

zen (hiragana ぜん)

  1. : tray
  2. : goodness
  3. : zen
  4. : gradually

Prefix

zen (hiragana ぜん)

  1. -: former
  2. -: whole, entire

Mandarin

Pinyin syllable

zen

  1. A transliteration of any of a number of Chinese characters properly represented as having either of two tones, zěn, or zèn.

Usage notes

English transcriptions of Chinese speech often fail to distinguish between the critical tonal differences employed in the Chinese language, using words such as this one without the appropriate indication of tone.


Volapük

Noun

zen

  1. ash, cinder

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