天変地異

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天変地異

  1. catastrophe, calamity; a natural disaster

Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
Grade: 1 Grade: 4 Grade: 2 Grade: 6

Etymology[edit]

Compound of 天変 (tenpen, a change or abnormality in the heavens) +‎ 地異 (chii, a bad change in or on the earth).[1]

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Noun[edit]

天変地異 (shinjitai kanji, kyūjitai kanji 天變地異, hiragana てんぺんちい, romaji tenpenchii)

  1. (idiomatic) an extraordinary natural occurrence: a catastrophe, a calamity
    天変地異 (てんぺんちい) ()きた。
    Tenpenchī ga okita.
    An earth-shattering incident occurred.

References[edit]

  1. ^ 1988, 国語大辞典(新装版) (Kokugo Dai Jiten, Revised Edition) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Shogakukan
  2. ^ 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