因果応報

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
いん
Grade: 5
か > が
Grade: 4
おう
Grade: 5
ほう
Grade: 5
on'yomi

Etymology[edit]

Compound of 因果 (inga, cause and effect; karmic results, fate; misfortune) +‎ 応報 (ōhō, retribution). Originally from Buddhist contexts, but now more widely used.[1][2]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

因果応報 (hiragana いんがおうほう, historical hiragana いんぐわおうほう, romaji inga ōhō)

  1. retribution, karma: good fortune for those who have done good deeds, and misfortune for those who have done bad deeds
    もう因果応報 (いんがおうほう)だよ
    inga ōhō da yo
    that's just what you deserve

References[edit]

  1. ^ 1988, 国語大辞典(新装版) (Kokugo Dai Jiten, Revised Edition) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Shogakukan
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, ISBN 4-385-13905-9
  3. 3.0 3.1 1998, NHK日本語発音アクセント辞典 (NHK Japanese Pronunciation Accent Dictionary) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: NHK, ISBN 978-4-14-011112-3