幽霊

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Japanese[edit]

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Kanji in this term
ゆう
Grade: S
れい
Grade: S
on'yomi

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Chinese compound 幽靈(ʔjiw leng, literally dark + supernatural). Compare modern Mandarin reading yōulíng, Min Nan iu-lêng.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

幽霊 ‎(shinjitai kanji, kyūjitai kanji 幽靈, hiragana ゆうれい, romaji yūrei, historical hiragana いうれい)

  1. a ghost, a phantom

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References[edit]

  1. ^ 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, ISBN 4-385-13905-9
  2. ^ 1998, NHK日本語発音アクセント辞典 (NHK Japanese Pronunciation Accent Dictionary) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: NHK, ISBN 978-4-14-011112-3
  • 1988, 国語大辞典(新装版) (Kokugo Dai Jiten, Revised Edition) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Shogakukan

Okinawan[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Cognate with mainland Japanese 幽霊(yūrei).

Noun[edit]

幽霊 ‎(hiragana ゆーりー, romaji yuurii)

  1. ghost