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[kwahn-yin] /ˈkwɑnˈyɪn/
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

/kwan jɪn/
a female Chinese Bodhisattva of compassion, regarded as the protector of women and children and patron of sailors Japanese name Kannon
Word Origin
from Chinese: one who hears the sounds of the world
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