雪女

JapaneseEdit

Kanji in this term
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NounEdit

雪女 (hiragana ゆきおんな, romaji yuki onna)

  1. (mythology, Shintō): A snow spirit; spirit of woman who perished out in the snow during the winter months. Known to return during the winter months to lure lost souls to their deaths.

Coordinate termsEdit

  • 雪男 (ゆきおとこ, yuki otoko): abominable snowman (modern calque from English, not related to the mythology of the 雪女)
  • 雨女 (あめおんな, ame onna): a woman whose presence always seems to bring rain
  • 雨男 (あめおとこ, ame otoko): a man whose presence always seems to bring rain

See alsoEdit

Last modified on 18 October 2013, at 15:15