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Chinese Word Detail

出家     chūjiā     leaving home / to become a monk or nun

Grammar: Verb
Notes: Sanskrit equivalent: pravrajita, Pāli: pabbajjā; used in the context of leaving home to become a Buddhist monk or nun; FGS translation standard: Leaving home (BL 'pravrajita'; Faxiang; FGDB '出家')
Synonyms: 舍家 舍家弃欲
Topic: Buddhism

Other senses of the word: 出家

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