黄泉竈食い

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
Grade: 2 Grade: 6 Hyōgaiji Grade: 2

Etymology[edit]

Compound of yomo, genitive marker tsu, and hegui.

Noun[edit]

黄泉竈食い (hiragana よもつへぐい, romaji yomotsuhegui, historical hiragana よもつへぐひ)

  1. eating food prepared from the kettle in the underworld; believed that once eaten, the dead may never return to the land of the living
    • 712: Kojiki
      爾伊邪那美命答白、悔哉、不速來。吾者爲黄泉戸喫
    • 720: Nihon Shoki
      吾已湌泉之竃矣。 [...] 湌泉之竃、此云譽母都俳遇比

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