おに

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Japanese[edit]

For pronunciation and definitions of おに – see the following entry.
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[noun] ghost
[noun] evil spirit, demon, ogre
[noun] (figuratively) someone of remarkable or diabolical energy or ability, a demon
[noun] "it" in a game of tag/hide and seek (鬼ごっこ onigokko, "pretend spirits")
(This term, おに, is an alternative spelling of the above term.
For a list of all kanji read as おに, not just those used in Japanese terms, see Category:Japanese kanji read as おに.)