奥義

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Japanese[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Kanji in this term
おう
Grade: S

Grade: 5
on’yomi
Alternative spelling
奧義 (kyūjitai)

/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]

(おう)() or 奥義(あうぎ) (ōgi or 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 spelling
奧義 (kyūjitai)

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]

(おく)() (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