不思議

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term

Grade: 4

Grade: 2

Grade: 4
on’yomi

Etymology 1[edit]

Contracted from 不可思議 (fuka shigi, literally unfathomable)[1][2]

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjectival noun[edit]

不思議 (-na inflection, hiragana ふしぎ, rōmaji fushigi)

  1. mysterious; wonderful; curious; strange
    • 1906, Natsume Sōseki, Botchan:
      しかし () () ()なもので、 (さん) (ねん) ()ったらとうとう (そつ) (ぎょう)してしまった。
      Shikashi fushigi na mono de, sannen tattara tōtō sotsugyō shite shimatta.
      Strange, isn't it, that when three years were over, I graduated?
    • 2001 April 19, “ランドスターのけん [Swordsman of Landstar]”, in Spell of Mask -仮面の呪縛- (in Japanese), Konami:
       (けん) (うで) () (じゅく)だが、 () () () (のう) (りょく) () (よう) (せい) (けん) ()
      Ken no ude wa mijuku da ga, fushigi na nōryoku o motsu yōsei kenshi.
      Although it is an amateur with its sword, this fairy swordsman can still count on its mysterious abilities.
  2. unthinkable, extravagant
  3. suspicious
  4. (Buddhism) beyond human recognition or understanding; ineffable
Inflection[edit]
Derived terms[edit]

Noun[edit]

不思議 (hiragana ふしぎ, rōmaji fushigi)

  1. mystery, wonder
  2. miracle
  3. extravagance
  4. curiosity
  5. suspicion
Derived terms[edit]
Idioms[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

不思議 (hiragana ふしぎ, rōmaji Fushigi)

  1. a female given name

Etymology 2[edit]

Various nanori readings.

Proper noun[edit]

不思議 (hiragana はてな, rōmaji Hatena)

  1. a female given name

不思議 (hiragana みらくる, rōmaji Mirakuru)

  1. a female given name
    from ミラクル (mirakuru, miracle)

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, →ISBN
  2. ^ 1995, 大辞泉 (Daijisen) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Shogakukan, →ISBN
  3. ^ Gene Reeves (2014) The Lotus Sutra: A Contemporary Translation of a Buddhist Classic, Simon and Schuster, →ISBN, page 376