kwan yin


noun Buddhism.
one of the Chinese female Boddhisattvas, noted for her kindness: often considered an aspect of Avalokitesvara. Unabridged
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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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