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Subject: Re: 摩訶不思議
Date: Tue, 18 Feb 2003 21:47:29 GMT
References: 1, 2
> まか is expressed as 摩訶 and is from Buddhistic terminology transliterating the Sanscrit word "maha" meaning "extremely." Accordingly, 摩訶不思議 means "highly mysterious."
Bamboo1-san, thanks again.
I (finally) located "maka" in a Sanseido dictionary but as part of "摩訶不思議" and even "摩訶不思議な出来事" (exactly as used in HP!):
"mysterious； miraculous ～な出来事 a mysterious occurrence．"
I read somewhere that 不思議 is also a Buddhistic word, so I suppose it makes sense to have まか不思議.
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