大山積命

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Kanji in this term
おお
Grade: 1
やま
Grade: 1
つみ
Grade: 4
みこと
Grade: 3
kun’yomi

Etymology[edit]

Originally a compound of (ō, great) +‎ (yama, mountain) +‎ (tsu, Old Japanese possessive particle) +‎ (mi, god, spirit) +‎ (no, possessive particle) +‎ (mikoto, honorific epithet for gods). The use of (tsumi, packing; piling; loading) to spell the tsu mi portion is an example of phonetic ateji.

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Proper noun[edit]

大山積命 (hiragana おおやまつみのみこと, rōmaji Ōyamatsumi No Mikoto, historical hiragana おほやまつみのみこと)

  1. 大山祇: (mythology, Shinto) the kami of the mountains, brother of Amaterasu, Tsukuyomi, and Susanoo