Zen vs Nen - What's the difference?

zen | nen |


As a noun zen

is (religion) a denomination of buddhism.

As an adjective zen

is (religion) pertaining to this denomination of buddhism.

As a preposition nen is

under.

zen

English

(wikipedia Zen)

Alternative forms

* zen

Noun

(-)
  • (religion) A denomination of Buddhism elaborated in Japan.
  • (informal) A philosophy of calm, reminiscent of that of the Buddhist denomination.
  • Usage notes

    Usually capitalized in all senses, almost always when talking about the denomination proper (compare (Catholicism)), usually but less often when referring to a looser sense of the philosophy or calm: “That’s very zen.” versus “She studies Zen Buddhism.”

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • (colloquial) Extremely relaxed and collected.
  • Anagrams

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    nen

    English

    Pronoun

    (English Pronouns)
  • (Geordie) none
  • Anagrams

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