地獄

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Chinese[edit]

 
earth; ground; field; place; land; (subor. part. adverbial); -ly
prison
trad. (地獄)
simp. (地狱)

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地獄

  1. hell

Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term

Grade: 2
ごく
Grade: S
on'yomi

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Chinese 地獄 (/dijH ngjowk/, literally “(under)ground prison”). Compare modern simplified Chinese 地狱 ‎(dìyù, hell).

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Noun[edit]

地獄 ‎(hiragana じごく, romaji jigoku, historical hiragana ぢごく)

  1. hell, Hell: an unpleasant afterworld where the souls of the wicked are punished
    地獄 (じごく) ()ちる
    jigoku ni ochiru
    to fall into hell; to go to hell

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References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, ISBN 4-385-13905-9
  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
  3. 3.0 3.1 1997, 新明解国語辞典 (Shin Meikai Kokugo Jiten), Fifth Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, ISBN 4-385-13143-0