餓鬼

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
Grade: S Grade: S

Noun[edit]

餓鬼 (hiragana がき, romaji gaki)

  1. (slang) brat
  2. (Buddhism) Preta, the spirit of a jealous or greedy person who, as punishment for mortal vices, has been cursed with an insatiable hunger

Korean[edit]

Hanja in this word

Noun[edit]

餓鬼 (agwi) (hangeul 아귀)

  1. Hanja form? of 아귀, “(literally: "hungry ghost") a ravenous or voracious person”.

Mandarin[edit]

simpl. 饿鬼
trad.

Pronunciation[edit]

Mandarin (Standard Chinese, Beijing)
Pinyin èguǐ
Zhuyin ㄜˋ ㄍㄨㄟˇ
IPA (key) /ˀɤ⁵¹ ku̯eɪ̯²¹⁴⁻²¹⁽⁴⁾/
Homophones
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惡鬼/恶鬼
餓鬼/饿鬼

Noun[edit]

餓鬼 (traditional, Pinyin èguǐ, simplified 饿鬼)

  1. (Buddhism) hungry ghost; one of the six realms of reincarnation in Buddhist cosmology
  2. the spirit of a jealous or greedy person who, as punishment for mortal vices, has been cursed with an insatiable hunger