Tibetan and Himalayan Library - THL

THL Title Text
TERM: རྒྱ་མཚོ།        Search Tibetan text archive for this word
THL TRANSLITERATION: rgya mtsho/
THL TRANSCRIPTION: gyamtso

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ETYMOLOGY: Basic Syllabic Etymology Extent-lake. This is generally understood to mean “extensive” (rgya che) “lake” (mtsho), a natural way that a land locked people such as the Tibetans might conceive of an ocean. This accounts for the primary meaning of the word - ocean - and is obviously related to less common means such as “river.” User Btn-plus-sm
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Sub-definition 1: Ocean. User Btn-plus-sm
Sub-definition 2: River. User Btn-plus-sm
Sub-definition 3: A common personal name for Tibetan men. It can be used by itself, or often occurs as the second pair of syllables in a four syllable name, such as 'jam dpal rgya mtsho. User Btn-plus-sm
Sub-definition 4: A poetic expression for the number four signifying how an ocean has four primary colors - white, blue, red, and yellow. User Btn-plus-sm

OTHER DICTIONARIES

DAN MARTIN DICTIONARY

as a way of speaking of a very high number. bskal pa rgya mtsho / skabs 'dir rgya mtsho zhes pa mang po ston pa'i tshig ste bskal pa ha cang mang po'i don. Gser Sbram 160.


JEFFREY HOPKINS DICTIONARY

Hopkins' Translations: [vast-lake]; ocean; large lake
Others' Translations: {C}great flood
Sanskrit: {L,C,MSA}samudra; {C,MSA}sāgara; {C,MSA}arṇava



YOGĀCĀRA GLOSSARY
samudra

RANGJUNG YESHE DICTIONARY

sea, ocean, oceanic [assembly/ host]

RICHARD BARON DICTIONARY

ocean(ic assembly/ host/ array); vast range

JIM VALBY DICTIONARY

ocean, sea, dropsy, ocean, infinite, countless, eyes

IVES WALDO DICTIONARY

1) ocean [Syn: gang g' 'dzin dang, brgal dka' ba, chu bdag chu spel, chu srin grong khyer, chu srin rgyal mtshan can, chu srin 'byung gnas, chu'i phung po, nyal 'gro'i gter, dal 'bab mdzod, dug can gnas, pha rol mi mngon, zla ba'i grogs, zla ba'i ma ma, zla bas 'phel, ri yi thod can, rin chen 'byung gnas, ro ldan ma, sa mchod ma]; 2) four [the great oceans if divided by color dkar sngo dmar ser]

ocean [in the manner of an ocean whose golden depths are unmoved, is the discipline of firm unchanging mind which is able to understand the profound secret meaning and experiential cultivation [Gk-

1) ocean; 2) four

ocean

བོད་རྒྱ་ཚིག་མཛོད་ཆེན་མོ།

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