黒暗

JapaneseEdit

Kanji in this term
こく
Grade: 2
あん
Grade: 3
on'yomi

Alternative formsEdit

  • 黒闇

EtymologyEdit

From Middle Chinese 黑暗 (/xok ʔom/, “black darkness”). Compare modern Mandarin 黑暗 (hēi'àn).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

黒暗 (hiragana こくあん, romaji kokuan)

  1. absolute darkness
  2. (Buddhism) a complete lack of virtue or wisdom
  3. (color) pure black

CompoundsEdit

  • 黒暗暗 (こくあんあん, kokuan'an): (adjective) pure black
Last modified on 22 August 2013, at 03:36