Zen

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English

Etymology

Japanese , from (禅那 zenna; Mandarin: chánnà), a derivation from the Sanskrit term ध्यान (dhyāna; Pāli: jhāna), which refers to a specific type or aspect of meditation.

Pronunciation

Alternative forms

Usage notes

Often capitalized, similar to a proper noun, when talking about the denomination proper (compare [[Catholicism#|Catholicism]]),

rather than the philosophy or calm: “That’s very zen.” versus “She studies Zen Buddhism.”

Noun

Zen (uncountable)

  1. (Articlesreligion) A denomination of Buddhism
  2. (Articlesreligion) profound meditation within that denomination of Buddhism

Adjective

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  1. (Articlesreligion) Pertaining to this denomination of Buddhism
  2. (Articlescolloquial) enlightened, unburdened and free of worries; chill, extremely relaxed and collected

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Finnish

Pronunciation

Noun

Zen

  1. zen

Declension

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French

Pronunciation

  • /zɛn/

Noun

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  1. zen

Adjective

Zen (invariable)

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

Anagrams

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Japanese

Romanization

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Lojban

Rafsi

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Mandarin

Romanization

Zen

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Usage notes


Portuguese

Noun

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Adjective

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Volapük

Noun

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  1. ash, cinder

Declension

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