はんにゃhannya

noun:

  • prajna; wisdom required to attain enlightenment - Buddhism term - From Sanskrit "prajñā"
  • noh mask of a grinning, horned demoness (represents a woman's rage and jealousy) 般若面【はんにゃめん】
  • family crest designed after the Hannya noh mask
  • dreadful face (esp. of a woman driven mad by jealousy); terrifying facial expression - abbreviation 般若面【はんにゃづら】

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