犬神

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Japanese[edit]

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Kanji in this term
いぬ
Grade: 1
かみ > がみ
Grade: 3
kun'yomi

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

犬神 ‎(hiragana いぬがみ, romaji inugami)

  1. A (guardian) dog spirit; a attendant/familiar spirit: In Japanese mythology an inugami (lit. a "dog spirit,") is a type of shikigami (式神), similar to a familiar spirit, resembling, and usually originating from, a dog, and most commonly carrying out vengeance or acting as guardians on behalf of their 'owner'.
Kanji in this term
いぬ
Grade: 1
かみ
Grade: 3
kun'yomi

Noun[edit]

犬神 ‎(hiragana いぬかみ, romaji inukami)

  1. (rare) A dog god

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References[edit]

  1. ^ 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, ISBN 4-385-13905-9