Kuan Yin

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Kuan Yin or Kwan Yin (kwan jɪn)
Japanese name: Kannon a female Chinese Bodhisattva of compassion, regarded as the protector of women and children and patron of sailors
[from Chinese: one who hears the sounds of the world]
Kwan Yin or Kwan Yin
[from Chinese: one who hears the sounds of the world]

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kuan yin

(Buddhism) a female Bodhisattva; often called goddess of mercy and considered an aspect of the Bodhisattva Avalokitesvara; identified with Japanese Kwannon [syn: Kwan-yin
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