- one of the Chinese female Boddhisattvas, noted for her kindness: often considered an aspect of Avalokitesvara.
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Examples from the Web for kwan-yin
Such were the statuettes of Kwan-Yin and many other gods and goddesses.Chats on Oriental China
J. F. Blacker
The statue of Kwan-yin was covered with necklaces and pieces of embroidery.Eastern Shame Girl
Charles Georges Souli
The nuns, turning in amazement, saw that it was Kwan-yin who was speaking.
The sisters knew that this magic well was a monument to Kwan-yin's goodness.
But, strange to say, Kwan-yin was not pleased at this good fortune.