gold-wheel-turning king ［金輪王・金輪聖王］ ( konrin-ō or konrin-jō’ō): Also, gold-wheel-turning sage king. The foremost ruler among the four types of wheel-turning kings, the other three being silver-wheel-turning kings, copper-wheel-turning kings, and iron-wheel-turning kings. The number of continents each king rules differs according to his rank. A gold-wheel-turning king rules over the four continents surrounding Mount Sumeru. A silver-wheel-turning king rules three of the four continents, a copper-wheel-turning king rules two, and an iron-wheel-turning king rules one continent. While turning his gold wheel, a gold-wheel-turning king advances at will and establishes peace. The term wheel-turning king often indicates a gold-wheel-turning king. See also wheel-turning king.