奈落

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Grade: S
らく
Grade: 3
on'yomi

Etymology[edit]

From Sanskrit नरक ‎(naraka).[1][2]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

奈落 ‎(hiragana ならく, romaji naraku)

  1. (Buddhism) Hell.
  2. Falling into hell.
  3. The absolute bottom, the last straw, the worst that something can become.
  4. (theater) A theater basement, a trap cellar (under the stage).

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References[edit]

  1. ^ 1988, 国語大辞典(新装版) (Kokugo Dai Jiten, Revised Edition) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Shogakukan
  2. 2.0 2.1 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, ISBN 4-385-13905-9