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
 
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鬼火 (onibi): a 1712 illustration of a will o' the wisp.

EtymologyEdit

Compound of (oni, ghost, devil) +‎ (hi, fire).[1][2][3][4] The hi changes to bi as an instance of rendaku (連濁).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

鬼火(おにび) (onibi

  1. a will o' the wisp
    Synonyms: 狐火 (kitsunebi), 陰火 (inka), 幽霊火 (yūreibi), 野火 (yaka)

Proper nounEdit

鬼火(おにび) (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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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ 1988, 国語大辞典(新装版) (Kokugo Dai Jiten, Revised Edition) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Shogakukan
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, →ISBN
  3. ^ 1995, 大辞泉 (Daijisen) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Shogakukan, →ISBN
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 1997, 新明解国語辞典 (Shin Meikai Kokugo Jiten), Fifth Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, →ISBN
  5. 5.0 5.1 1998, NHK日本語発音アクセント辞典 (NHK Japanese Pronunciation Accent Dictionary) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: NHK, →ISBN