縁起物

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
えん
Grade: S
き > ぎ
Grade: 3
もの
Grade: 3
jūbakoyomi

Etymology[edit]

Compound of 縁起 (engi, omen; luck) +‎ (mono, thing).[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

縁起物 (shinjitai kanji, kyūjitai kanji 緣起物, hiragana えんぎもの, romaji engimono)

  1. a talisman, a lucky charm
    Examples include the rope ties or pine boughs used for decoration at New Years, a 招き猫 (maneki neko, literally beckoning cat), a 達磨 (Daruma, Dharma doll), or an ornamental 熊手 (kumade, bamboo rake) as sold in winter holiday markets in November and December.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ 1988, 国語大辞典(新装版) (Kokugo Dai Jiten, Revised Edition) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Shogakukan
  2. ^ 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, ISBN 4-385-13905-9