煉獄

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
Jinmeiyō Grade: S

Etymology[edit]

From (れん, ren; refine metals; kneading over fire) + (ごく, goku; prison, jail).

Noun[edit]

煉獄 (hiragana れんごく, romaji rengoku)

  1. (theology) purgatory
    • 2003, Enrico Maxwell- page 76 in Chapter 42 ("Aubird Force") of Hellsing volume 6
      まるで煉獄
      まるでれんごく
      Marude rengoku.
      Just like purgatory.

Mandarin[edit]

simpl. 炼狱
trad.

Pronunciation[edit]

Mandarin (Standard Chinese, Beijing)
Pinyin liànyù
Zhuyin ㄌㄧㄢˋ ㄩˋ
IPA (key) /li̯ɛn⁵¹⁻⁵³ y⁵¹/

Noun[edit]

煉獄 (traditional, Pinyin liànyù, simplified 炼狱)

  1. purgatory