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Kwan-yin

[kwahn-yin]
noun Buddhism.
  1. one of the Chinese female Boddhisattvas, noted for her kindness: often considered an aspect of Avalokitesvara.
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Historical Examples

  • 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

  • But, strange to say, Kwan-yin was not pleased at this good fortune.

    A Chinese Wonder Book

    Norman Hinsdale Pitman

  • The sisters knew that this magic well was a monument to Kwan-yin's goodness.

    A Chinese Wonder Book

    Norman Hinsdale Pitman

  • The nuns, turning in amazement, saw that it was Kwan-yin who was speaking.

    A Chinese Wonder Book

    Norman Hinsdale Pitman