Definition of Koans

1. Noun. (plural of koan) ¹



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Definition of Koans

1. koan [n] - See also: koan

Koans Pictures

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Koans

knurs
knut
knuts
knutson-vandenberg act
knyfe
knyght
knyghts
koa
koaita
koala
koala bear
koala bears
koalas
koan
koanlike
koans (current term)
koaps
koas
koashvite
kob
koba
koban
kobang
kobangs
kobans
kobellite
kobo
kobold
kobolds

Literary usage of Koans

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1. Kos Between Hellenism and Rome: Studies on the Political, Institutional, and by Kostas Buraselis (2000)
"The emperor's three new letters to the koans, repeatedly alluded to above, fall exactly into that intervening period and, despite their state of ..."

2. Japan in a Nutshell by Professor Solomon (1997)
"Via a pair of techniques that are the hallmark of Zen: meditation and pondering koans. * Meditation is a straightforward affair: one sits and empties one's ..."

3. Soto Zen Ancestors in China by James Mitchell (2005)
"... one can distinguish the Five Houses or chan schools during the Song period by the individual techniques developed by each to handle the study of koans. ..."

4. The Sounds and Inflections of the Greek Dialects by Herbert Weir Smyth (1894)
"Naturally the forger of the response of the koans to Artaxerxes did not scruple to put Ionic in the mouth of a Doric speaking people. ..."

5. A History of Greece: From the Earliest Period to the Close of the Generation by George Grote (1862)
"... Rhodians, koans, &c., to whom it was highly important that Philip should not become master of the great passage for imported corn into the Grecian seas. ..."

6. Initials and Pseudonyms: A Dictionary of Literary Disguises by William Cushing (1888)
"Nathan C. koans. An idyl of the primitive church. NY 1884. Bendigo. William Thompson. Bendo, Alexander. Hubert Cnrr, Viscount Rochester, Karl of Somerset. ..."

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