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abotto
Abbot Scroll

アボット is the name Abbot in Japanese.


Note: Because this title is entirely Japanese Katakana, it should be written by a Japanese calligrapher.

ā bó té
Abbot Scroll

阿博特 is the name Abbot in Chinese (Mandarin).

Northern Praying Mantis

táng láng quán
tou rou ken
Northern Praying Mantis Scroll

This can be translated literally as "Praying Mantis Fist".

螳螂拳 is sometimes called Shandong Praying Mantis after its place of origin. It was created by Wang Lang and was named after the praying mantis, an insect, the aggressiveness of which inspired the style.

Shaolin records document that Wang Lang was one of the 18 masters gathered by the Shaolin Abbot Fu Ju, which dates him and Northern Praying Mantis style to the Song Dynasty (960-1279 A.D.).

The fact that the word "Northern" is used in the English title has more to do with where this style came from (Shandong is in northern China) but "north" is absent from this Chinese title.

Note: 螳螂拳 is also a title in Japanese - however, only a Japanese person who practices or is familiar with "Praying Mantis Fist" style would recognize it.


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Characters

If shown, 2nd row is Simp. Chinese

Pronunciation
Romanization
Simple Dictionary Definition

参禅

see styles
 sanzen
    さんぜん
(n,vs,vi) Zen meditation; meditative consultation with the head abbot

アボット

see styles
 abotto
    アボット
Northern Praying Mantis Scroll
(personal name) Abbot; Abbott

三綱


三纲

see styles
sān gāng
    san1 gang1
san kang
 sangou / sango
    さんごう
{Buddh} three monastic positions with management roles at a temple; (given name) Sankou
The three bonds, i.e. directors of a monastery: (a) 上座 sthavira, elder, president; (b) 寺主vihārasvāmin, v. 毘 the abbot who directs the temporal affairs; (c) 維那 karmadāna, v. 羯 who directs the monks. Another meaning: (a) 上座; (b) 維那; (c) 典座 vihārapāla, v. 毘director of worship. The three vary in different countries; three cords

上座

see styles
shàng zuò
    shang4 zuo4
shang tso
 kamiza; jouza / kamiza; joza
    かみざ; じょうざ
seat of honor
(n,vs,adj-no) chief seat; seat of honor; seat of honour; head of the table; (place-name) Jōza
Sthavira; or Mahāsthavira. Old man, or elder; head monk, president, or abbot; the first Buddhist fathers; a title of Mahākāśyapa; also of monks of twenty to forty-nine years standing, as 中座 are from ten to nineteen and 下座 under ten. The 釋氏要覽 divides presiding elders into four classes, those presiding over monasteries, over assemblies of monks, over sects, and laymen presiding over feasts to monks; ecclesiastical officials

上手

see styles
shàng shǒu
    shang4 shou3
shang shou
 jouzu(p); joute(ok); joushu(ok) / jozu(p); jote(ok); joshu(ok)
    じょうず(P); じょうて(ok); じょうしゅ(ok)
to obtain; to master; overhand (serve etc); seat of honor
(noun or adjectival noun) (1) (ant: 下手・へた・1) skillful; skilled; proficient; good (at); adept; clever; (2) flattery; (place-name) Nobote
abbot

上方

see styles
shàng fāng
    shang4 fang1
shang fang
 jouhou / joho
    じょうほう
place above (it); upper part (of it)
(noun - becomes adjective with の) (See 下方) upper part; upper region; region above; (place-name, surname) Kamigata
上手 An abbot 上方 originally meant a mountain monastery.

下棒

see styles
xià bàng
    xia4 bang4
hsia pang
 abō
To lay on the cudgel, beat; syn. for the 德山 Te Shan monastery, whose Chan sect abbot instilled intelligence with his staff; hitting novices with a stick

主首

see styles
zhǔ shǒu
    zhu3 shou3
chu shou
 shushu
The 監寺 or abbot of a monastery.

住持

see styles
zhù chí
    zhu4 chi2
chu ch`ih
    chu chih
 juuji / juji
    じゅうじ
to administer a monastery Buddhist or Daoist; abbot; head monk
(noun/participle) chief priest of temple
To dwell and control; the abbot of a monastery; resident superintendent; to maintain, or firmly hold to (faith in the Buddha, etc.). For住持身 v. 佛具十身.

住職


住职

see styles
zhù zhí
    zhu4 zhi2
chu chih
 juushoku / jushoku
    じゅうしょく
(noun/participle) chief priest (of a Buddhist temple)
abbot

坐參


坐参

see styles
zuò sān
    zuo4 san1
tso san
 zasan
The evening meditation at a monastery (preceding instruction by the abbot); sitting meditation before the evening sermon

堂頭


堂头

see styles
táng tóu
    tang2 tou2
t`ang t`ou
    tang tou
 dō chō
The head of the hall, the abbot of a monastery; chief monk

室中

see styles
shì zhōng
    shi4 zhong1
shih chung
 muronaka
    むろなか
(surname) Muronaka
inside the abbot's room; inside the abbot's room

寢堂


寝堂

see styles
qǐn táng
    qin3 tang2
ch`in t`ang
    chin tang
 shindō
A dormitory; abbot's private quarters

座主

see styles
zuò zhǔ
    zuo4 zhu3
tso chu
 zasu
    ざす
temple's head priest; (surname) Zasu
上座; 首座; 座元 A chairman, president; the head of the monks; an abbot; prelate

新命

see styles
xīn mìng
    xin1 ming4
hsin ming
 shinmyō
new abbot; new abbot

方丈

see styles
fāng zhang
    fang1 zhang5
fang chang
 houjou / hojo
    ほうじょう
square zhang (i.e. unit of area 10 feet square); monastic room 10 feet square; Buddhist or Daoist abbot; abbot's chamber
(1) (See 丈・じょう・1) square jō (approx. 10 sq feet); (2) {Buddh} abbot's chamber; (3) chief priest; (p,s,g) Houjou
An abbot, 寺主 head of a monastery; the term is said to arise from the ten-foot cubic dwelling in which 維摩 Vimalakirti lived, but here seems to be no Sanskrit equivalent; front room of a monastery

百杖

see styles
bǎi zhàng
    bai3 zhang4
pai chang
 Hyakujō
A hundred fathoms of 10 feet each, 1, 0O0 feet; the name of a noted Tang abbot of百杖山 Baizhangshan, the monastery of this name in 洪州 Hongzhou.

知事

see styles
zhī shì
    zhi1 shi4
chih shih
 chiji
    ちじ
(noun - becomes adjective with の) prefectural governor
To know affairs. The karmadāna, or director of affairs in a monastery, next below the abbot; officer

禾山

see styles
hé shān
    he2 shan1
ho shan
 nogiyama
    のぎやま
(surname) Nogiyama
Ho-Shan, a monastery in 吉州 Chi-chou, and its abbot who died A. D. 960; Heshan

管長

see styles
 kanchou / kancho
    かんちょう
superintendent priest; chief abbot; (surname) Suganaga

紅衣


红衣

see styles
hóng yī
    hong2 yi1
hung i
 berii / beri
    べりい
(female given name) Berii
abbot's robe; abbot's robe

行者

see styles
xíng zhě
    xing2 zhe3
hsing che
 gyouja / gyoja
    ぎょうじゃ
pedestrian; walker; itinerant monk
ascetic; pilgrim; devotee; (surname) Gyouja
An abbot's attendant; also ācārin, performing the duties of a disciple; practitioner

西序

see styles
xī xù
    xi1 xu4
hsi hsü
 seijo / sejo
    せいじょ
{Buddh} memorial rite involving the western sanctum
西班 The western group, i.e. teaching monks stood on the west of the abbot, while those engaged in practical affairs stood on the east; this was in imitation of the Court practice in regard to civil and military officials.

貫主


贯主

see styles
guàn zhǔ
    guan4 zhu3
kuan chu
 kanzu
    かんじゅ
chief abbot (of a Buddhist temple)
head

貫頂


贯顶

see styles
guàn dǐng
    guan4 ding3
kuan ting
 kanchō
chief abbot; chief abbot

貫首


贯首

see styles
guàn shǒu
    guan4 shou3
kuan shou
 kansu
    かんじゅ
chief abbot (of a Buddhist temple)
貫頂 A superintendent, head; chief abbot

長老


长老

see styles
zhǎng lǎo
    zhang3 lao3
chang lao
 chourou / choro
    ちょうろう
elder; term of respect for a Buddhist monk
(noun - becomes adjective with の) (1) elder; senior; (2) {Buddh} senior monk; (3) dean; presbyter; patriarch; (surname) Nagao
Senior, venerable, title for aged and virtuous monks; also an abbot.

院主

see styles
yuàn zhǔ
    yuan4 zhu3
yüan chu
 inju
    いんじゅ
head of a temple; (place-name) Enzu
The abbot of a monastery.

院牧

see styles
yuàn mù
    yuan4 mu4
yüan mu
abbot (Christian)
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The following table may be helpful for those studying Chinese or Japanese...

Title CharactersRomaji (Romanized Japanese)Various forms of Romanized Chinese
Abbotアボットabotto
Abbot阿博特ā bó té / a1 bo2 te2 / a bo te / abotea po t`e / apote / a po te
Northern Praying Mantis螳螂拳tou rou ken
tourouken
to ro ken
táng láng quán
tang2 lang2 quan2
tang lang quan
tanglangquan
t`ang lang ch`üan
tanglangchüan
tang lang chüan
In some entries above you will see that characters have different versions above and below a line.
In these cases, the characters above the line are Traditional Chinese, while the ones below are Simplified Chinese.


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