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    mén     door / gate / doorway / gateway

Traditional: 門
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Grammar: Noun
Notes: In this sense 门 is an architectural feature. For example, 有人敲门 'someone knocked at the door.' (Lao She, 2003, p. 174) 门 is also used in old Chinese in this sense (ABCE '門'; GHDC '门' 1; FE '門' 1). When used in Buddhism 门 translates dvāra (FGDB '門'; MW 'dvāra').
Synonyms: 门首
Topic: Architecture

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