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07-08-2007, 09:16 PM
I was telling my wife about the translation of Inuyasha and she asked me to ask here " Whats the translation for Sesshomaru "
......... Thanks , Roy
07-09-2007, 11:41 PM
I hope this helps you,
The kanji of 'Sesshō' means 'killing or destruction of life'. 'Maru' is usually a suffix that is often added at the end of a Japanese name for young males in samurai families. They would use this name until they were recognized as adults, whereupon they would adopt a new name. Therefore Sesshomaru means "Destruction Man". However, it is said that 'maru' can also translate as the word for 'circle', which is a common Japanese motif for what in the West is called 'the circle of life'. Thus it is widely assumed that the name Sesshōmaru translates literally as 'destruction of the circle of life', or 'end of the circle of life'. However 'maru' also means 'perfect', so another possible translation is 'perfect destruction', or 'Killing Perfection'. Also, early Japanese Emperors who were too young or were in any other way unfit to rule, usually had a regent from a noble clan (mostly the Fujiwara), who were called Sesshō (摂政), to assist them in ruling.
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