言霊

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NounEdit

言霊 ‎(hiragana ことだま, romaji kotodama)

  1. The mystical force inherent in language. Taken from Shinto beliefs, the Japanese believe that speech has magical effects on the world as words conjure up various spirits, or kami ( gods and goddesses), that animate the living earth.

Derived termsEdit

  • 言霊学 (ことたまがく, ​kototamagaku)