妖精

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Chinese[edit]

 
goblin; witch; devil; bewitching; enchanting; monster; phantom
 
energy; perfect; excellent; refined; very; proficient
simp. and trad.
(妖精)

Pronunciation[edit]


Noun[edit]

妖精

  1. magical creature or being
  2. evil spirit
  3. alluring woman

Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
よう
Grade: S
せい
Grade: 5
on'yomi
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Etymology[edit]

From Chinese 妖精

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

妖精 (hiragana ようせい, rōmaji yōsei, historical hiragana えうせい)

  1. a fay; a fairy
    • Yamazaki, Kore, “第1篇 April showers bring May flowers. [Composition 1: April showers bring May flowers.]”, in 魔法使いの嫁The Ancient Magus Bride [The Ancient Magus’ Bride], volume 1 (fiction, in Japanese), Tokyo: Mag Garden, page 23:
       (よう) (せい)
      Yōsei?
      …Fairies?
      アタシたちは (にん) (げん) (こと) () ()うなら (たし)かに《 (よう) (せい)》だけどン でもそんな () (すい) (こと) () ()んだらダメよン
      Atashitachi wa ningen no kotoba de iu nara tashika ni《yōsei》dakedon demo sonna busui na kotoba de yondara dame yon
      We are indeed known to humans as «fairies», but that word is a little demeaning
      そうそう!《お (となり)さん》とか《 () (とも) (だち)》とか
      Sō sō! 《otonari-san》 toka 《ii tomodachi》 toka
      True true! Call us «neighbors» or «good friends» instead

Korean[edit]

Hanja in this term

Noun[edit]

妖精 (yojeong) (hangeul 요정)

  1. Hanja form? of 요정, “fairy”.