Horai

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English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

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A romanization of Ancient Greek Ὧραι (Hōrai, "seasons")

Proper noun[edit]

Horai

  1. Alternative form of Horae.

Etymology 2[edit]

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A romanization of Japanese 蓬莱 (Hōrai ほうらい), from Middle Chinese 蓬萊 (Bong-Loi) (compare Mandarin Pénglái 蓬莱), from Old Chinese 蓬萊 (*Bˁəŋ-rˁəj).

Proper noun[edit]

Horai

  1. a mythical Japanese paradise based upon the Chinese Penglai
    In Horai there is neither death nor pain; and there is no winter. The flowers in that place never fade, and the fruits never fail; and if man taste of those fruits even but once, he can never again feel thirst or hunger.
    Lafcadio Hearn's Japan