奥義

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Japanese[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Kanji in this term
おう
Grade: S

Grade: 5
on’yomi

/auɡi//ɔːɡi//oːɡi/

Possibly coined in Japan of Middle Chinese-derived elements, as a Compound of (ō, inner, inside) +‎ (gi, meaning, significance).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

奥義 (hiragana おうぎ, rōmaji ōgi, alternative reading あうぎ, rōmaji augi)

  1. the heart or depth of something; the inner secrets of something
Derived terms[edit]
Synonyms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

Kanji in this term
おく
Grade: S

Grade: 5
yutōyomi

Alternative reading of ōgi above, using the kun'yomi pronunciation of oku for the character. This oku reading is more common when is used on its own.

Pronunciation[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

  • 奥儀 (appears to be specific to the okugi reading)

Noun[edit]

奥義 (hiragana おくぎ, rōmaji okugi)

  1. the heart or depth of something; the inner secrets of something
Synonyms[edit]

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, →ISBN
  2. 2.0 2.1 1997, 新明解国語辞典 (Shin Meikai Kokugo Jiten), Fifth Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, →ISBN