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za-zen

ẓā-Zen
Z z

Transcription

    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [zah zen]
    • /zɑ zɛn/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [zah zen]
    • /zɑ zɛn/

Definition of za-zen word

  • noun za-zen meditation in a prescribed, cross-legged posture. 1

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Origin of za-zen

First appearance:

before 1720
One of the 49% newest English words
1720-30; < Japanese, equivalent to za seat, seated (< Middle Chinese, equivalent to Chinese zuò sit) + zen zen

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Parts of speech for Za-zen

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation

za-zen popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 46% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data about 50% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

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