餓鬼

JapaneseEdit

Kanji in this term
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NounEdit

餓鬼 (hiragana がき, romaji gaki)

  1. (slang) brat
  2. (Buddhism) Preta, the spirit of a jealous or greedy person who, as punishment for mortal vices, has been cursed with an insatiable hunger

KoreanEdit

Hanja in this word

NounEdit

餓鬼 (agwi) (hangeul 아귀)

  1. Hanja form? of 아귀, “(literally: "hungry ghost") a ravenous or voracious person”.

MandarinEdit

simpl. 饿鬼
trad.

PronunciationEdit

Mandarin (Standard Chinese, Beijing)
Pinyin èguǐ
Zhuyin ㄜˋ ㄍㄨㄟˇ
IPA (key) /ˀɤ⁵¹ ku̯eɪ̯²¹⁴⁻²¹⁽⁴⁾/
Homophones
惡鬼/恶鬼
餓鬼/饿鬼

NounEdit

餓鬼 (traditional, Pinyin èguǐ, simplified 饿鬼)

  1. (Buddhism) hungry ghost; one of the six realms of reincarnation in Buddhist cosmology
  2. the spirit of a jealous or greedy person who, as punishment for mortal vices, has been cursed with an insatiable hunger
Last modified on 10 April 2014, at 09:07