修羅場

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Japanese[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Kanji in this term
しゅ
Grade: 5

Grade: S
じょう
Grade: 2
on’yomi

Compound of  (しゅ) () (shura, alternative name of  () (しゅ) () (ashura), "Asura") +  (じょう) (, place).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

修羅場 (hiragana しゅらじょう, rōmaji shurajō, historical hiragana しゆらぢやう)

  1. (Buddhism) location of the fight between the (king of) Asuras and 帝釈天 (Teishakuten, Śakra)
  2. (by extension) a fighting scene; a scene of carnage or bloodshed

Etymology 2[edit]

Kanji in this term
しゅ
Grade: 5

Grade: S

Grade: 2
jūbakoyomi

Likely from shurajō above, utilizing the kun'yomi reading of ba in to differentiate from the Buddhist term. (Can this(+) etymology be sourced?)

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

修羅場 (hiragana しゅらば, rōmaji shuraba)

  1. dreadful scene, scene of carnage, shambles, hell
  2. (colloquial) difficulties (in a love relationship)
  3. (colloquial) crunch time

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References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, →ISBN