鬼火

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

SynonymsEdit

See alsoEdit

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

SynonymsEdit

  • (January fire festivals, not just in Kyūshū):
    • 左義長, 三毬杖 (さぎちょう, Sagichō)
    • 道祖土焼, 塞灯焼 (さいとやき, Saitoyaki)
    • どんど (Dondo)
    • どんどやき (Dondoyaki)
    • どんどんやき (Dondon'yaki)
  • (fire festival in general): 火祭り (ひまつり, himatsuri)

MandarinEdit

simpl. and trad.

PronunciationEdit

Mandarin (Standard Chinese, Beijing)
Pinyin guǐhuǒ
Zhuyin ㄍㄨㄟˇ ㄏㄨㄛˇ
IPA (key) /ku̯eɪ̯²¹⁴⁻³⁵ xu̯ɔ²¹⁴⁻²¹⁽⁴⁾/

NounEdit

鬼火 (traditional and simplified, Pinyin guǐhuǒ, measure word /)

  1. will-o'-the-wisp
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