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夜叉

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night
 
to cross; be stuck; to diverge; to open (as legs); fork; pitchfork; prong; pick; cross; intersect
simp. and trad.
(夜叉)

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夜叉

  1. (Buddhism) yaksha (a malevolent spirit)
  2. (by extension) a ferocious and hideous looking person

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夜叉

EtymologyEdit

Transliteration of Sanskrit यक्ष (yakṣa).

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NounEdit

夜叉 (hiragana やしゃ, romaji yasha)

  1. yaksha: a broad class of nature spirits or minor deities who appear in Hindu, Buddhist, and Jain mythology. May be male or female, benevolent or malevolent.
  2. (Buddhism) in Buddhism, yakshas are held to be followers of 毘沙門天 (Bishamonten, Vaiśravaṇa, the chief of the Four Heavenly Kings), and guardians of the north
  3. (figuratively) a demon
    あの (おんあ) () (おこ)るとまさに夜叉 (やしゃ)のようだよ。
    ano on'a no ko wa okoru to masa ni yasha no yō da yo.
    When that girl gets angry, she's a real demon.

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