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Kanji in this term
じゅ
Grade: S

Grade: S
on’yomi

EtymologyEdit

Possibly from Middle Chinese compound 呪符 (MC t͡ɕɨuH bɨo, “lit. oath, curse, incantation” + “tag, charm”). Alternately, coined in Japanese from Sinitic elements.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

呪符 (hiragana じゅふ, rōmaji jufu)

  1. an amulet or charm to ward off illness or other misfortune
  2. a magic charm

Related termsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, ISBN 4-385-13905-9
  • 1988, 国語大辞典(新装版) (Kokugo Dai Jiten, Revised Edition) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Shogakukan