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野狐

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野狐 (yako, nogitsune): mythological spirit foxes.

Etymology 1Edit

Kanji in this term

Grade: 2

Hyōgaiji
on'yomi

Appears to be a Japanese coinage from Middle Chinese-derived components.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

野狐 (hiragana やこ, romaji yako)

  1. a wild fox
  2. a mythological spirit fox, fond of tricks and pranks, and capable of possessing people
  3. (Zen) someone who has not fully attained enlightenment, but puts on airs and becomes self-important as if they have
Derived termsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

Kanji in this term

Grade: 2
きつね > ぎつね
Hyōgaiji
on'yomi

Compound of (no, field; wilderness) +‎ (kitsune, fox).[2] The kitsune changes to gitsune due to rendaku (連濁).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

野狐 (hiragana のぎつね, romaji nogitsune)

  1. a wild fox
  2. a mythological spirit fox, fond of tricks and pranks, and capable of possessing people

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, ISBN 4-385-13905-9
  2. ^ 1988, 国語大辞典(新装版) (Kokugo Dai Jiten, Revised Edition) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Shogakukan