鬼火

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
Grade: S Grade: 1

Etymology[edit]

Compound of (oni, ghost, devil) +‎ (hi, fire). The hi changes to bi due to rendaku (連濁).

Noun[edit]

鬼火 (hiragana おにび, romaji onibi)

  1. a will o' the wisp

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Proper noun[edit]

鬼火 (hiragana おにび, romaji Onibi)

  1. short for 鬼火焚 (Onibitaki), a fire matsuri (Japanese festival) held around Kyūshū on 7 (in some places, 14) January

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Mandarin[edit]

simpl. and trad.

Pronunciation[edit]

Mandarin (Standard Chinese, Beijing)
Pinyin guǐhuǒ
Zhuyin ㄍㄨㄟˇ ㄏㄨㄛˇ
IPA (key) /ku̯eɪ̯²¹⁴⁻³⁵ xu̯ɔ²¹⁴⁻²¹⁽⁴⁾/

Noun[edit]

鬼火 (traditional and simplified, Pinyin guǐhuǒ, measure word /)

  1. will-o'-the-wisp