夜叉

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ChineseEdit

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

EtymologyEdit

Borrowing from Sanskrit यक्ष ‎(yakṣa).

PronunciationEdit


Middle Chinese pronunciation (夜叉, reconstructed)
Character (), Pronunciation 1/1

Initial: (36)
Final:
Division: III

Openness: Open
Tone: Departing (H)

Fanqie:
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
Bernard
Karlgren
Li
Rong
Pan
Wuyun
Edwin
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Wang
Li
Shao
Rongfen
/jiaH/ /i̯aH/ /iaH/ /jiaH/ /jiaH/ /jĭaH/ /iaH/
Character (), Pronunciation 1/2

Initial: (19)
Final:
Division: II

Openness: Open
Tone: Level (Ø)

Fanqie:
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
Bernard
Karlgren
Li
Rong
Pan
Wuyun
Edwin
Pulleyblank
Wang
Li
Shao
Rongfen
/t͡ʃʰɣɛ/ /ʈ͡ʂʰai/ /t͡ʃʰɛ/ /ʈ͡ʂʰɯæ/ /ʈ͡ʂʰaɨj/ /t͡ʃʰai/ /t͡ʃʰæi/
Character (), Pronunciation 2/2

Initial: (19)
Final:
Division: II

Openness: Open
Tone: Level (Ø)

Fanqie:
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
Bernard
Karlgren
Li
Rong
Pan
Wuyun
Edwin
Pulleyblank
Wang
Li
Shao
Rongfen
/t͡ʃʰɣa/ /ʈ͡ʂʰa/ /t͡ʃʰa/ /ʈ͡ʂʰɯa/ /ʈ͡ʂʰaɨ/ /t͡ʃʰa/ /t͡ʃʰa/

NounEdit

夜叉

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

ReferencesEdit


JapaneseEdit

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夜叉 (yasha): a male and female yaksha.
Kanji in this term

Grade: 2
しゃ
Jinmeiyō
on'yomi

EtymologyEdit

From Middle Chinese 夜叉 ‎(H cha?), itself a transliteration of Sanskrit यक्ष ‎(yakṣa).[1][2]

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

夜叉 ‎(hiragana やしゃ, romaji yasha, historical hiragana やしや)

  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 (おんな) () (おこ)るとまさに夜叉 (やしゃ)のようだよ。
    Ano onna 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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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ 1988, 国語大辞典(新装版) (Kokugo Dai Jiten, Revised Edition) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Shogakukan
  2. ^ 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, ISBN 4-385-13905-9
  3. ^ 1998, NHK日本語発音アクセント辞典 (NHK Japanese Pronunciation Accent Dictionary) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: NHK, ISBN 978-4-14-011112-3
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