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因果応報

JapaneseEdit

Kanji in this term
いん
Grade: 5
か > が
Grade: 4
おう
Grade: 5
ほう
Grade: 5
on'yomi

EtymologyEdit

Compound of 因果 (inga, cause and effect; karmic results, fate; misfortune) +‎ 応報 (ōhō, retribution). Originally from Buddhist contexts, but now more widely used.[1][2]

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

因果応報 (hiragana いんがおうほう, romaji inga ōhō, historical hiragana いんぐわおうほう)

  1. retribution, karma: good fortune for those who have done good deeds, and misfortune for those who have done bad deeds
    もう因果応報 (いんがおうほう)だよ
    inga ōhō da yo
    that's just what you deserve

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ 1988, 国語大辞典(新装版) (Kokugo Dai Jiten, Revised Edition) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Shogakukan
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, ISBN 4-385-13905-9
  3. 3.0 3.1 1998, NHK日本語発音アクセント辞典 (NHK Japanese Pronunciation Accent Dictionary) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: NHK, ISBN 978-4-14-011112-3