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ChineseEdit

moonlight and sunlight; yin and yang
 
a division (milit.); teacher; master; expert; model
trad. (陰陽師) 陰陽
simp. (阴阳师) 阴阳
 
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EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Japanese 陰陽師 (onmyōji).

PronunciationEdit


NounEdit

陰陽師

  1. practitioner of 陰陽道 (onmyōdō)

JapaneseEdit

Etymology 1Edit

 
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Kanji in this term
おん
Grade: S
よう > みょう
Grade: 3
し > じ
Grade: 5
goon

/omjauzi/ → */omʉjauzi//omɨjauzi//omʲːauʑi/} → /oɴmjɔːʑi//oɴmjoːʑi/

Attested in the Nihon Shoki (720 CE).

Shift from on'yōji below.

The reading for changes to myō as an instance of renjō (連声).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

陰陽師 (hiragana おんみょうじ, rōmaji onmyōji, historical hiragana おんみやうじ)

  1. a practitioner of 陰陽道 (onmyōdō, esoteric cosmology based on Chinese philosophy and traditional Japanese occult practices)

Etymology 2Edit

Kanji in this term
おん
Grade: S
よう
Grade: 3
し > じ
Grade: 5
goon

From 陰陽 (on'yō, yin-yang) +‎ (-shi, -ian, -ist).

The shi changes to ji as an instance of rendaku (連濁).

There is also a variant spelling: /omjauzi/ → */omʉjauzi//omɨjauzi//omjauzi//omjɔːʑi//omjɔːʑi/

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

陰陽師 (hiragana おんようじ, rōmaji on'yōji, historical hiragana おんやうじ)
(alternative reading hiragana おみょうじ, romaji omyōji, historical hiragana おみやうじ)

  1. (historical) under the 律令 (Ritsuryō) system, a position in the 陰陽寮 (On'yōryō) who specialized in Chinese-influenced astrology, cosmology, divination, and other occult practices
  2. a practitioner of 陰陽道 (on'yōdō, esoteric cosmology based on Chinese philosophy and traditional Japanese occult practices)
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ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, →ISBN