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 魔法使い on Japanese Wikipedia
Kanji in this term
使

Grade: S
ほう
Grade: 4
つか
Grade: 3
goon kan’on kun’yomi

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From 魔法 (mahō, magic) +‎ 使い (-tsukai, user; master; manipulator).[1][2][3]

PronunciationEdit

  • (Tokyo) ほーかい [màhóótsúꜜkàì] (Nakadaka – [4])[3]
  • IPA(key): [ma̠ho̞ːt͡sɨ̥ᵝka̠i]

NounEdit

魔法使い (hiragana まほうつかい, rōmaji mahōtsukai, historical hiragana まはふつかひ)

  1. (fantasy, occult) a magic user, such as a magician, a wizard, a sorcerer, a mage, etc.
    オズの () (ほう)使 (つか)
    Ozu no Mahōtsukai
    Wizard of Oz
    • 1999 February 4, “ブラック・マジシャン [Black Magician]”, in Vol.1, Konami:
       () (ほう)使 (つか)としては、 (こう) (げき) (りょく) (しゅ) () (りょく)ともに (さい) (こう)クラス。
      Mahōtsukai toshite wa, kōgekiryoku shubiryoku tomo ni saikō kurasu.
      A magician with the ultimate attack and defense strength.
    • 1999 July 5, “ラムーン [LaMoon]”, in BOOSTER 3, Konami:
       (つき) () () (ほう)使 (つか) (つき) () () (りょく) (あい) () () (りょう)する。
      Tsuki ni sumu mahōtsukai. Tsuki no motsu maryoku de aite o miryō suru.
      A magician who lives on the moon. She enchants opponents with magical power harnessed from the moon.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ 1988, 国語大辞典(新装版) (Kokugo Dai Jiten, Revised Edition) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Shogakukan
  2. ^ 1995, 大辞泉 (Daijisen) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Shogakukan, →ISBN
  3. 3.0 3.1 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, →ISBN