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Five Categories of Untranslated Terms

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Five Categories of Untranslated Terms

Chinese Tang Dynasty Master of the Tripitaka Hsuan-Tsang established five categories of words which should be left untranslated

1 the esoteric
2 words having multiple meanings
3 words for things not existing in China
4 words not translated in accord with already established precedent
5 words left untranslated in order to give rise to wholesomeness and respect


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