神巫

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
Grade: 3 Hyōgaiji

Noun[edit]

神巫 (hiragana みこ, romaji miko)

  1. 巫女: An unmarried woman who serves at a Shintō shrine; an unmarried woman who serves a deity as a medium to convey oracles.

Usage notes[edit]

The spelling 神巫 is quite rare. The term miko is most commonly spelled as 巫女 in modern Japanese, and less commonly as 神子.


Mandarin[edit]

simpl. and trad.

Pronunciation[edit]

Mandarin (Standard Chinese, Beijing)
Pinyin shénwū
Zhuyin ㄕㄣˊ ㄨ
IPA (key) /ʂən³⁵ u⁵⁵/

Noun[edit]

神巫 (traditional and simplified, Pinyin shénwū)

  1. anyone who has supernatural powers; a wizard, a shaman