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餓鬼

ChineseEdit

to be hungry; hungry ghost; sly; crafty
trad. (餓鬼)
simp. (饿鬼) 饿

PronunciationEdit


NounEdit

餓鬼

  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

JapaneseEdit

Kanji in this term

Grade: S

Grade: S
on'yomi

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”.