幻影

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Chinese[edit]

fantasy
 
picture; image; reflection; shadow
simp. and trad.
(幻影)

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Noun[edit]

幻影

  1. phantom, ghost
  2. vision, illusion

Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
げん
Grade: S
えい
Grade: S
on'yomi

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Chinese compound 幻影 (gwæn ʔjængX, literally illusion, mirage + shadow). Compare modern Mandarin 幻影 (huànyǐng).

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Noun[edit]

幻影 (hiragana げんえい, romaji gen'ei)

  1. an illusion, a vision
  2. the image of something, such as in a memory or imagination
  3. (medicine) a phantom, a phantasm: a perception of something that is not there

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References[edit]

  1. ^ 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, ISBN 4-385-13905-9