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迦具土

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JapaneseEdit

Kanji in this term

Jinmeiyō

Grade: 3
つち
Grade: 1
 カグツチ on Japanese Wikipedia
 Kagutsuchi on Wikipedia

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

Originally an Old Japanese compound of かぐ (kagu, obsolete verb root meaning “to shine, to sparkle”, seen in modern verbs 耀う kagayou, 輝く kagayaku “to shine, to sparkle”) +‎ (tsu, Old Japanese possessive particle) +‎ (chi, power, life force, found as root component in terms inochi “life”, chikara “power, strength”).[1] The kanji are ateji (当て字).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): [ka̠ɡɯ̟ᵝt͡sɨ̥ᵝt͡ɕi]

Proper nounEdit

迦具土 (hiragana かぐつち, katakana カグツチ, rōmaji Kagutsuchi)

  1. (Japanese mythology, Shinto) Kagutsuchi, the Japanese fire god

SynonymsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ 1988, 国語大辞典(新装版) (Kokugo Dai Jiten, Revised Edition) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Shogakukan