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abraxis
05-04-2011, 08:21 AM
There seem to be a number of different kanji for the word Peace. Can anybody tell me the meaning of the kanji pictured here? Is it generally used to mean Peace?

Carl Thompson
05-04-2011, 08:53 AM
It's not the usual kanji for peace. Maybe a good way to think of it is "at ease." The Chinese reading is Kou, Japanese: ko, michi, yasu and yasushi. The first word that I think would spring to mind for most people would be kenkou 健康 meaning ‘health'.

Kind regards

Carl

http://www.csse.monash.edu.au/~jwb/cgi-bin/wwwjdic.cgi?1MKJ%B9%AF

abraxis
05-04-2011, 10:29 AM
It's not the usual kanji for peace. Maybe a good way to think of it is "at ease." The Chinese reading is Kou, Japanese: ko, michi, yasu and yasushi. The first word that I think would spring to mind for most people would be kenkou 健康 meaning ‘health'.

Kind regards

Carl

http://www.csse.monash.edu.au/~jwb/cgi-bin/wwwjdic.cgi?1MKJ%B9%AF

Thank you. The most likely associations are probably the ones I'm looking for. I found these links which seems more to the point.

http://eudict.com/?lang=engjpk&word=[%E3%81%82%E3%82%93%E3%81%97%E3%82%93%E3%82%8A%E3%81%A4%E3%82%81%E3%81%84]%20spiritual%20peace%20and%20enlightenment,%20keeping%20an%20unperturbed%20mind% 20through%20faith

http://eudict.com/?lang=jpkeng&word=安心立命

Best,

Rudy