呪い

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Japanese[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Kanji in this term
のろ
Grade: S
kun'yomi

The 連用形 ‎(ren'yōkei, continuative or stem form) of verb 呪う ‎(norou, to curse someone or something).[1]

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Noun[edit]

呪い ‎(hiragana のろい, romaji noroi, historical hiragana のろひ)

  1. a curse (supernatural detriment)
  2. a spell (evil magic)
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Etymology 2[edit]

Kanji in this term
まじな
Grade: S
kun'yomi

The 連用形 ‎(ren'yōkei, continuative or stem form) of verb 呪う ‎(majinau, to use a charm, to use magic).[1]

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Noun[edit]

呪い ‎(hiragana まじない, romaji majinai, historical hiragana まじなひ)

  1. incantation, magic spell
  2. deception, manipulation of someone
Usage notes[edit]

The kanji spelling 呪い is more commonly read as noroi (“curse”) in modern Japanese. Consequently, the majinai reading is more commonly spelled in kana.

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References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1988, 国語大辞典(新装版) (Kokugo Dai Jiten, Revised Edition) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Shogakukan
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, ISBN 4-385-13905-9
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 1998, NHK日本語発音アクセント辞典 (NHK Japanese Pronunciation Accent Dictionary) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: NHK, ISBN 978-4-14-011112-3