黒暗

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
こく
Grade: 2
あん
Grade: 3
on'yomi

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle Chinese 黑暗 (/xok ʔom/, “black darkness”). Compare modern Mandarin 黑暗 (hēi'àn).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

黒暗 (shinjitai kanji, kyūjitai kanji 黑暗, hiragana こくあん, romaji kokuan)

  1. absolute darkness
  2. (Buddhism) a complete lack of virtue or wisdom
  3. (color) pure black

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