hồ li

See also: holi, Holi, holí, and hòli


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Sino-Vietnamese word from 狐狸 (fox), shortened from Chinese 狐狸精 (hồ li tinh, huli jing, literally fox spirit). The most well-known of this kind is a fictitious counterpart of Daji, a female one that allured King Zhou of Shang into a reign of cruelty.



(classifier con) hồ li

  1. (Chinese mythology) a type of fox yaoguai that disguises as a human; a fox in human's clothing
  2. (rare, derogatory) a mistress