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Kanji in this term
しき
Grade: 3
じん
Grade: 3
on’yomi
Alternative spelling
式神 (kyūjitai)
Kanji in this term
しき
Grade: 3
かみ > がみ
Grade: 3
jūbakoyomi
Alternative spelling
式神 (kyūjitai)
 
Abe no Seimei and his shikigami, (bottom right,) whom with which they all say grace before an assembly of God-like demon spirits

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EtymologyEdit

Compound of (shiki, ceremony) +‎ (kami, god, spirit). The kami changes to gami due to rendaku (連濁).

Alternately, compound of (shiki, ceremony) +‎ (jin, god, spirit).

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NounEdit

(しき)(がみ) or (しき)(じん) (shikigami or shikijin

  1. A kind of familiar spirit, summoned-up in service as a servant to the will of a practitioner of the onmyōdō (陰陽道) religion, very much like a western familiar.

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