T'ien T'ai

\ tēˈenˈtī, ˈtyenˈtī \
variants: or T'ien t'ai

Definition of T'ien T'ai

: a Chinese Buddhist sect founded in the 6th century a.d. that teaches a comprehensive doctrine of salvation for all based on sutras and the principle of the ultimate harmony of three levels of truth

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History and Etymology for T'ien T'ai

Chinese (Pekingese) t'ien1 t'ai2

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“T'ien T'ai.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/T%27ien%20T%27ai. Accessed 18 Jan. 2021.

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