Kannon meaning

(religion, Buddhism) Kannon, the Japanese version of Guanyin, the Chinese translation of Avalokiteśvara, the bodhisattva of mercy and compassion.
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Origin of kannon

From Japanese 観音 (Kannon かんのん or Kan'on かんおん), from Middle Chinese 觀音 (kwan-ʔim) (compare Mandarin Guānyīn 观音), an abbreviation of 觀世音 (kwan-ʃjèj-ʔim "Observer of the world's cries") (compare Mandarin Guān-shì-yīn 观世音), from 觀 ("observe") + 世 ("world") + 音 ("sounds", "cries"), a translation of Sanskrit अवलोकितेश्वर (Avalokiteśvara).