降霊

Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
Jump to: navigation, search

Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
こう
Grade: 6
れい
Grade: S
on'yomi

Noun[edit]

降霊 (shinjitai kanji, kyūjitai kanji 降靈, hiragana こうれい, romaji kōrei)

  1. calling the spirits of the dead
  2. spiritualism

Alternative forms[edit]

Usage notes[edit]

Of the two spellings 降霊 and 交霊, the former implies more of a sense of summoning, and the latter more of a sense of exchange or communication.

Derived terms[edit]

Verb[edit]

降霊 + する (shinjitai kanji, kyūjitai kanji 降靈, hiragana こうれいする, romaji kōrei suru)

  1. to call, contact, or communicate with the spirits of the dead, to act as a medium

Conjugation[edit]

See also[edit]