KudoZ home » German to English » Art/Literary

die Weisheitsflocke (des Buddha)

English translation: the mark of wisdom, the urna

Advertisement

Login or register (free and only takes a few minutes) to participate in this question.

You will also have access to many other tools and opportunities designed for those who have language-related jobs
(or are passionate about them). Participation is free and the site has a strict confidentiality policy.
13:29 Sep 6, 2000
German to English translations [PRO]
Art/Literary
German term or phrase: die Weisheitsflocke (des Buddha)
Sicher erkennen sie auch die Weisheitsflocke, die "Urna", zwischen den Augenbrauen des Buddha
Ute Wietfeld
United Kingdom
Local time: 14:21
English translation:the mark of wisdom, the urna
Explanation:
"Urna" in italics.
"Mahapurusa: in Hindu, Jaina, and Buddhist belief, an individual of extraordinary destiny, distinguished by certain physical traits or marks (laksanas). Such men are born to become either universal rulers (cakravartins) or great spiritual leaders (such as buddhas or the Jaina spiritual leaders, the Tirthankaras). In the case of Gautama Buddha, soothsayers were able to recognize the signs at his birth, although all did not fully appear until he achieved Enlightenment (the usnisa, or protuberance on the top of the skull, was visible only after he became a buddha). The signs have frequently been depicted in representations of the Buddha or of the Jaina Tirthankaras.
... The laksanas are enumerated as 32 major marks and 80 minor marks. The major laksanas include: (1) the usnisa, or protuberance on the top of the skull; (2) hair arranged in short twists, each curl turning from left to right; (3) the urna, a little ball or tuft of hair between the eyebrows …"
Selected response from:

xxxJon Zuber
Grading comment
Many thanks for that - a great help!
4 KudoZ points were awarded for this answer

Advertisement


Summary of answers provided
nathe mark of wisdom, the urnaxxxJon Zuber
naSee below
Elinor Thomas


  

Answers


19 mins
See below


Explanation:

Seguramente reconoce usted también la marca de la sabiduría, la "Urna", visible entre las cejas del Buda.

Good luck! :)

Elinor Thomas
Local time: 11:21
Native speaker of: Spanish
PRO pts in pair: 80
Login to enter a peer comment (or grade)

56 mins
the mark of wisdom, the urna


Explanation:
"Urna" in italics.
"Mahapurusa: in Hindu, Jaina, and Buddhist belief, an individual of extraordinary destiny, distinguished by certain physical traits or marks (laksanas). Such men are born to become either universal rulers (cakravartins) or great spiritual leaders (such as buddhas or the Jaina spiritual leaders, the Tirthankaras). In the case of Gautama Buddha, soothsayers were able to recognize the signs at his birth, although all did not fully appear until he achieved Enlightenment (the usnisa, or protuberance on the top of the skull, was visible only after he became a buddha). The signs have frequently been depicted in representations of the Buddha or of the Jaina Tirthankaras.
... The laksanas are enumerated as 32 major marks and 80 minor marks. The major laksanas include: (1) the usnisa, or protuberance on the top of the skull; (2) hair arranged in short twists, each curl turning from left to right; (3) the urna, a little ball or tuft of hair between the eyebrows …"



    Britannica CD 98, Standard ed.
xxxJon Zuber
PRO pts in pair: 8
Grading comment
Many thanks for that - a great help!
Login to enter a peer comment (or grade)




Return to KudoZ list


KudoZ™ translation help
The KudoZ network provides a framework for translators and others to assist each other with translations or explanations of terms and short phrases.



See also:



Term search
  • All of ProZ.com
  • Term search
  • Jobs
  • Forums
  • Multiple search