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Kuan Yin

/ kwan jɪn /

noun

  1. a female Chinese Bodhisattva of compassion, regarded as the protector of women and children and patron of sailors Japanese nameKannon


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Word History and Origins

Origin of Kuan Yin1

from Chinese: one who hears the sounds of the world
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Example Sentences

Kuan-yin was also identified with an ancient Chinese heroine called Miao-shên.

Sun tried in vain to find the dragon, and at last had to seek the aid of Kuan Yin.

If one goes into a conflict and calls on the name of Kuan Yin, the sword and spear of the enemy fall harmless.

Kuan Yin gives sons to mothers, and if the mother asks for a daughter she will be beautiful.

Kuan-yin is a female form of Avalokita who can assume all shapes.

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