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Noun: Guanyin
  1. (Buddhism) a female Bodhisattva; often called goddess of mercy and considered an aspect of the Bodhisattva Avalokitesvara; identified with Japanese Kwannon
    - Kwan-yin, Kuan Yin
     
  2. Japanese counterpart of Chinese Kuan Yin
    - Kwannon

Type of: Chinese deity, Japanese deity

Encyclopedia: Guanyin, Taoyuan