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See also: 魑魅魍魉

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ChineseEdit

evil spirit; demon demons and monsters; light part of a shadow
trad. (魑魅魍魎) 魑魅 魍魎
simp. (魑魅魍魉) 魑魅 魍魉

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IdiomEdit

魑魅魍魎

  1. the four demons chi, mei, wang and liang; demons and monsters of all kinds

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Kanji in this term

Hyōgaiji

Grade: S
もう
Hyōgaiji
りょう
Hyōgaiji
on’yomi

EtymologyEdit

Borrowing from Chinese 魑魅魍魎, equivalent to  () () (chimi, mountain and forest monsters) +  (もう) (りょう) (mōryō, mountain, stream, and tree spirits).

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NounEdit

魑魅魍魎 (hiragana ちみもうりょう, rōmaji chimimōryō, historical hiragana ちみまうりやう)

  1. (folklore, mythology) the various monsters and spirits (of the forests, mountains, and rivers)

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ReferencesEdit

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