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  • Solveig Throndardottir
    Nov 17 6:36 AM
      Noble Cousin!

      Greetings from Solveig!

      > Komyoji is the temple im from. Manabu is my given name and it means
      > study. maro i read was an appropriate finisher to a name and it means
      > self. kokaku is my describing name or nick name and it means loan
      > traveller. as im playing a travailing monk.

      I'm afraid that I am rather skeptical about this. LOTS of monks went on
      pilgrimages, study trips, and what naught. Also, if you were a monk,
      you would have had a name in religion. That is simply how things worked.
      One of the things that I did do was look up several Jodo sect monks.
      do not appear to have been known by the formal names of their temple,
      but there were examples of being known by oblique reference. Manabu
      does indeed mean study, but I do not understand why a monk would be
      known as 学麻呂 Manabumaro. Unless you are fairly early, -maro is an
      ending for a childhood name. Yet, you claim to be a wandering monk.
      Monasteries just didn't send their young acolytes out the door like
      Also, I suspect that you are way too old for such a name unless you are
      from a comparatively early period.

      Your Humble Servant
      Solveig Throndardottir
      Amateur Scholar

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