死神

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Chinese[edit]

 
to die; inpassable; uncrossable; inflexible; rigid
 
God; unusual; mysterious; soul; spirit; divine essence; lively; spiritual being
simp. and trad.
(死神)

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Noun[edit]

死神

  1. god of death; Grim Reaper
  2. (figuratively) death

Japanese[edit]

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Kanji in this term
し(に)
Grade: 3
かみ > がみ
Grade: 3
kun'yomi

Etymology[edit]

Compound of 死に(shini, dying, the 連用形(ren'yōkei, continuative or stem form) of verb 死ぬ shinu, “to die”) +‎ (kami, god, spirit).[1][2] The kami changes to gami as an instance of rendaku (連濁).

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Noun[edit]

死神 ‎(hiragana しにがみ, romaji shinigami)

  1. a god or spirit who leads humans toward their death
  2. God of Death, Grim Reaper, Soul Reaper, the angel of death, Death personified
  3. (tarot): Death, the thirteenth trump or major arcana card in most traditional Tarot decks

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References[edit]

  1. ^ 1988, 国語大辞典(新装版) (Kokugo Dai Jiten, Revised Edition) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Shogakukan
  2. 2.0 2.1 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, ISBN 4-385-13905-9

Korean[edit]

Hanja in this term

Noun[edit]

死神 ‎(sasin) ‎(hangeul 사신)

  1. Hanja form? of 사신, “Death (personified), God of Death, Grim Reaper”.

Vietnamese[edit]

Hán tự in this word

Noun[edit]

死神

  1. Hán tự form of tử thần, “Death (personified), God of Death, Grim Reaper