うわん

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Japanese[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [ɯ̟ᵝɰᵝã̠ɴ]

Etymology 1[edit]

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Onomatopoeia for the sound of the wail or shout purportedly made by the spirit.

Noun[edit]

うわん or ウワン (uwan

  1. a woof, a bark (sound made by a dog)
  2. a disembodied voice that inhabits old, abandoned temples and homes: a kind of yōkai
Usage notes[edit]

The woof sense is more generally rendered as ワンワン (wanwan).

Etymology 2[edit]

Kanji reading.

Definitions[edit]

For pronunciation and definitions of うわん – see the following entry.
右腕
[noun] [from 1921] right arm
[noun] [from 1920s] right-handedness
(This term, うわん, is an alternative spelling of the above Sino-Japanese term.)