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108, one hundred and eight

Noun (futsuumeishi)
See also: 煩悩, 2
Buddhist term
the number of kleshas, worldly thoughts and passions

See also: 七十二候
See also: 節気
the sum of 12 months, 24 seasons of the solar year, and 72 'climates' of one year

ON: ヒャク, ビャクKUN: もも

ON: ハチKUN: や, や.つ, やっ.つ, よう
eight, eight radical (no. 12)

Example sentences
「百八といえば煩悩の数だ」「お兄ちゃんはどんな煩悩があるの?」「言ってもいいが、検閲削除になるぞ」Parts: 百八 (ひゃくはち), と言えば (といえば), 煩悩 (ぼんのう), (かず), お兄ちゃん (おにいちゃん), どんな, 煩悩 (ぼんのう), 有る (ある), 言う (いう), 良い (よい), 検閲 (けんえつ), 削除 (さくじょ), になる, "Talking about 108, that's the number of worldly passions." "What worldly passions have you got then?" "I could say, but it'll get censored out."

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