See also: 英靈

Japanese edit

Kanji in this term
Grade: 4
Grade: S
Alternative spelling
英靈 (kyūjitai)

Etymology edit

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Pronunciation edit

Noun edit

(えい)(れい) (eirei

  1. spirits of fallen soldiers

Usage notes edit

  • Nowadays associated with right-wing militarist imperialism in reference to WWII and before.

References edit

  1. ^ Matsumura, Akira, editor (2006), 大辞林 (in Japanese), Third edition, Tōkyō: Sanseidō, →ISBN