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ChineseEdit

mountain elf demon; magic; to charm
simp. and trad.
(魑魅)
variant forms 螭魅
螭鬽

PronunciationEdit


NounEdit

魑魅

  1. evil spirit; demon

Derived termsEdit


JapaneseEdit

 
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Etymology 1Edit

Kanji in this term
Hyōgaiji Grade: S
Irregular

PronunciationEdit

  • (Irregular reading)

NounEdit

魑魅 (hiragana すたま, rōmaji sutama)

  1. a spirit or demon
    • 931938, Wamyō Ruijushō, book 1, page 44:
      魑魅 山海經云、魑、刃知反、和名須多万。[...]谷川氏曰、須多万、蓋棄魂之義、謂棄不祭之鬼也、鬼類也。

Etymology 2Edit

Kanji in this term
Hyōgaiji Grade: S
Irregular

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

魑魅 (hiragana すだま, rōmaji sudama)

  1. a spirit or demon
    • 931938, Wamyō Ruijushō, book 1, page 44:
      魑魅 山海經云、魑、刃知反、和名須多万。[...]谷川氏曰、須多万、蓋棄魂之義、謂棄不祭之鬼也、鬼類也。

Etymology 3Edit

Kanji in this term

Hyōgaiji

Grade: S
on’yomi

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

魑魅 (hiragana ちみ, rōmaji chimi)

  1. a demon formed from the spirit of mountains and forests
Derived termsEdit
Related termsEdit

ReferencesEdit

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