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四衆, ししゅ, ししゅう

  • shishu,shishū


noun (common) (futsuumeishi)

  • four orders of Buddhist followers (monks, nuns, male lay devotees and female lay devotees)


  • four monastic communities (ordained monks, ordained nuns, male novices and female novices)


  • (in Tendai) the four assemblies

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