寺 / Japanese Kanji Meanings & Readings

What does 寺 mean?

temple (Buddhist)

How to read 寺?

Kunyomi... てら/tera

Onyomi... ジ/ji

jinmeikun...

* There are two typical ways of reading kanji, kun-yomi and on-yomi. In addition, there is a reading system called "jinmei kun" which is used only for names.

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寺 / related names

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Name:
soji
Katakana:
ソウジ

Kanji:
草寺
Meaning:
  • Grass. The beginning of something. A draft of a poem or text. Rough.
  • temple (Buddhist)
Name:
ganji
Katakana:
ガンジ

Kanji:
丸寺
Meaning:
  • Round. No corners. Gentle. A dumpling. A dumpling made from fish or other ingredients. Abbreviation of pill.
  • temple (Buddhist)
Name:
jin
Katakana:
ジイン

Kanji:
寺院
Meaning:
  • temple (Buddhist)
  • Facilities and institutions of a public nature
Name:
jion
Katakana:
ジオン

Kanji:
寺音
Meaning:
  • temple (Buddhist)
  • Sound. Tone. Voice. News.
Name:
jidai
Katakana:
ジダイ

Kanji:
寺大
Meaning:
  • temple (Buddhist)
  • Big. Large. Large in number or quantity. Greatly. Valuable. Important. Excellent. Splendid. Very much. Much. (Power or force) strong. long time. To be high in rank or position.
Name:
jimon
Katakana:
ジモン

Kanji:
寺門
Meaning:
  • temple (Buddhist)
  • Gate. A doorway. A clan. A place to receive teachings. A companion who shares a teacher. A major classification of things.
Name:
jiro
Katakana:
ジロウ

Kanji:
寺郎
Meaning:
  • temple (Buddhist)
  • Male. Men. Young men. A word that refers broadly to boys. A retainer.
Name:
hijiri
Katakana:
ヒジリ

Kanji:
妃寺梨
Meaning:
  • Princess. Wife of the Crown Prince. Also, the wife of an imperial or royal family member. The honorific title of a goddess.
  • temple (Buddhist)
  • Pear. A deciduous tree of the rose family.
Name:
kyuji
Katakana:
キュウジ

Kanji:
九寺
Meaning:
  • Nine. The ninth. Kanji character for the number 7 (seven). A large number or degree.
  • temple (Buddhist)
Name:
toji
Katakana:
トウジ

Kanji:
灯寺
Meaning:
  • Light. A fire to brighten. A device to make light come out. Something that illuminates the world.
  • temple (Buddhist)
Name:
oji
Katakana:
オウジ

Kanji:
皇寺
Meaning:
  • Emperor. King. Monarch. Japan.
  • temple (Buddhist)
Name:
ichiji
Katakana:
イチジ

Kanji:
一寺
Meaning:
  • One. The first. Kanji for the number 1 (one). To be the most superior. To begin, to put things together.
  • temple (Buddhist)
Name:
reiji
Katakana:
レイジ

Kanji:
令寺
Meaning:
  • Command. To order. Order of the Son of Heaven (king, emperor). Okiete. Warning. Teachings. Fine. Good. Chief. Secretary.
  • temple (Buddhist)
Name:
tera
Katakana:
テラ

Kanji:
Meaning:
  • temple (Buddhist)
Name:
taiji
Katakana:
タイジ

Kanji:
大寺
Meaning:
  • Big. Large. Large in number or quantity. Greatly. Valuable. Important. Excellent. Splendid. Very much. Much. (Power or force) strong. long time. To be high in rank or position.
  • temple (Buddhist)
Name:
tera
Katakana:
テラ

Kanji:
Meaning:
  • temple (Buddhist)
Name:
satsuji
Katakana:
サツジ

Kanji:
颯寺
Meaning:
  • The sound of wind. The sound of the wind blowing quickly. Dashing. A gust of wind. A clean appearance. A crisp appearance.
  • temple (Buddhist)

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