Last modified on 3 June 2014, at 02:20

鬼火

ChineseEdit

simpl. and trad.

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鬼火 (classifier )

  1. will-o'-the-wisp

JapaneseEdit

Kanji in this term
Grade: S Grade: 1

EtymologyEdit

Compound of (oni, ghost, devil) +‎ (hi, fire). The hi changes to bi due to rendaku (連濁).

NounEdit

鬼火 (hiragana おにび, romaji onibi)

  1. a will o' the wisp

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Proper nounEdit

鬼火 (hiragana おにび, romaji Onibi)

  1. short for 鬼火焚 (Onibitaki), a fire matsuri (Japanese festival) held around Kyūshū on 7 (in some places, 14) January

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