木霊

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term

Grade: 1
たま > だま
Grade: S
kun’yomi

Etymology[edit]

Compound of  () (ko, tree) +  (たま) (tama, spirit). /ko/ is an older and apophonic form of /ki/ found in compounds.

Noun[edit]

木霊 (shinjitai kanji, kyūjitai kanji 木靈, hiragana こたま, rōmaji kotama)

  1. a tree spirit
    • 931938, Wamyō Ruijushō, book 1, page 44:
      樹神 内典、樹神、和名古多万

Noun[edit]

木霊 (shinjitai kanji, kyūjitai kanji 木靈, hiragana こだま, rōmaji kodama)

  1. a tree spirit
    • 931938, Wamyō Ruijushō, book 1, page 44:
      樹神 内典、樹神、和名古多万
  2. echo in valleys, mountains, off walls, etc.

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