See also: 巫术

Chinese edit

witch; Malay method; technique
trad. (巫術)
simp. (巫术)

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Noun edit

巫術

  1. magic; magic arts; sorcery; witchcraft

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Sino-Xenic (巫術):

Japanese edit

Kanji in this term

Jinmeiyō
じゅつ
Grade: 5
kan’yōon goon

Etymology edit

From Old Japanese, in turn from Middle Chinese 巫術 (MC mju zywit). Formerly read with the kan'on as bujutsu.[1] Compare modern Min Nan reading bû-su̍t.

First attested in a portion of the Shoku Nihongi completed in 717.[1]

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Noun edit

()(じゅつ) (fujutsu

  1. [from 717] shamanism
    Synonym: シャーマニズム (shāmanizumu)
  2. (fantasy) witchcraft, magic, sorcery
    Synonyms: 魔法 (mahō), 魔術 (majutsu)

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References edit

  1. 1.0 1.1 Shōgaku Tosho (1988) 国語大辞典(新装版) [Unabridged Dictionary of Japanese (Revised Edition)] (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Shogakukan, →ISBN
  2. ^ Matsumura, Akira, editor (2006), 大辞林 (in Japanese), Third edition, Tōkyō: Sanseidō, →ISBN