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ChineseEdit

ghost; sly; crafty
 
fire; angry; fierce; fiery; thriving
simp. and trad.
(鬼火)

PronunciationEdit


NounEdit

鬼火

  1. will o' the wisp; ignis fatuus (Classifier: m)

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JapaneseEdit

Kanji in this term
おに
Grade: S
ひ > び
Grade: 1
kun’yomi

EtymologyEdit

Compound of (oni, ghost, devil) +‎ (hi, fire). The hi changes to bi as an instance of rendaku (連濁).

NounEdit

鬼火 (hiragana おにび, rōmaji onibi)

  1. a will o' the wisp

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Proper nounEdit

鬼火 (hiragana おにび, rōmaji Onibi)

  1. short for 鬼火焚 (Onibitaki), a fire matsuri (Japanese festival) held around Kyūshū on 7 (in some places, 14) January

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