悪魔

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
あく
Grade: 3

Grade: S
goon
Alternative spelling
惡魔 (kyūjitai)
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Etymology[edit]

From Middle Chinese 惡魔 (MC ʔɑk̚ muɑ, literally “bad, evil + demon”).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

(あく)() (akuma

  1. a fiend, a demon, a devil
    • 1987 March 20 [Feb 20 1987], Fujiko Fujio, “メフィスト惨歌 [Mephisto Damnal]”, in カンビュセスの(くじ) [Cambyses’s Drawing] (藤子不二雄 SF全短編; 1), volume 1 (fiction), 2nd edition, Tokyo: Chuokoronsha, →ISBN, 第二章, pages 442–443:
      ああ びっくりした なんだ(あく)()
      Ā Bikkuri shita Nan da Akuma ka
      Whoa, you scared me. So you’re the Devil, huh?
      な……「なんだ(あく)()か」?あんた(あく)()(そん)(ざい)なんか(しん)じる?
      Na…… “Nan da Akuma ka”? Anta Akuma no sonzai nan ka shinjiru?
      Wha… “So you’re the Devil”? You believe the Devil exists?
      (しん)じるのって (げん)にきみ(そん)(ざい)してるじゃない
      Shinjiru notte Gen ni kimi sonzai shiteru ja nai
      What do you mean? You exist right there, don’t you?
      いやしかし ほんとに(しん)じる?この()(じっ)(せい)()()(ほん)で?この()(がく)(ぶん)(めい)の……
      Iya shikashi Honto ni shinjiru? Kono nijisseiki no Nihon de? Kono kagaku bunmei no……
      Yeah, but, you really believe that? In 20th century Japan? In this scientific civilization…
      そんなにうたぐってほしいの
      Sonna ni utagutte hoshii no
      Is it that outlandish?
      いや いやいや そうじゃないけど いつも まずぼくが(あく)()だってことをのみこませるのに(おお)(あせ)かいてるものだから
      Iya Iya iya Sō ja nai kedo Itsumo Mazu boku ga Akuma datte koto o nomikomaseru no ni ōase ka iteru mono da kara
      No, no no, that’s not what I meant. It’s just that I’m taken aback by the fact that you really buy that I’m the Devil.
    • 2001 September 20, “デーモンの(しょう)(かん) [Daemon’s Summons]”, in Struggle of Chaos ―闇を制する者― [Struggle of Chaos: Commanders of Darkness], Konami:
      (やみ)(ちから)使(つか)い、(ひと)(こころ)(まど)わすデーモン。(あく)()(ぞく)ではかなり(きょう)(りょく)(ちから)(ほこ)る。
      Yami no chikara o tsukai, hito no kokoro o madowasu dēmon. Akuma-zoku de wa kanari kyōryoku na chikara o hokoru.
      A daemon who bewilders the human heart with dark powers. He boasts of his tremendous power amongst the Demon Tribe.
  2. (figuratively) a fiend (very evil person)
  3. (tarot) the Devil
  4. (Buddhism) a mara, a demon seeking to prevent enlightenment

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References[edit]

  1. ^ 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, →ISBN
  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