魑魅魍魎

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Chinese[edit]

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Pronunciation[edit]


Idiom[edit]

魑魅魍魎

  1. the four demons chi, mei, wang and liang; demons and monsters of all kinds

Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
Hyōgaiji Grade: S Hyōgaiji Hyōgaiji

Etymology[edit]

From an earlier /chimi mauryau/ (which became /chimi moːryoː/). A compound of chimi (mountain and forest demon) and mōryō (mountain stream and tree spirit).

Noun[edit]

魑魅魍魎 (hiragana ちみもうりょう, romaji chimimōryō, historical hiragana ちみまうりゃう)

  1. demons and spirits of rivers and mountains