呪符

Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
Jump to: navigation, search

Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
じゅ
Grade: S

Grade: S
on'yomi

Etymology[edit]

Possibly from Middle Chinese compound 呪符 (*jiuk? *bhio, literally oath, curse, incantation” + “tag, charm). Alternately, coined in Japanese from Sinitic elements.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

呪符 (hiragana じゅふ, romaji jufu)

  1. an amulet or charm to ward off illness or other misfortune
  2. a magic charm

Related terms[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, ISBN 4-385-13905-9
  • 1988, 国語大辞典(新装版) (Kokugo Dai Jiten, Revised Edition) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Shogakukan