天照

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Japanese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Kanji in this term
あま
Grade: 1
てらす
Grade: 4
kun'yomi

From Old Japanese. Compound of (ama, sky, the heavens) +‎ 照らす(terasu, to illuminate something).

Proper noun[edit]

The Sun goddess emerging out of a cave, bringing sunlight back to the universe

天照 (hiragana あまてらす, katakana アマテラス, romaji Amaterasu)

  1. (Japanese mythology, Shinto) Amaterasu, the Japanese sun goddess
  2. (poetic) the Sun

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