神巫

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Chinese[edit]

 
God; unusual; mysterious; soul; spirit; divine essence; lively; spiritual being
witch
simp. and trad.
(神巫)

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

神巫

  1. anyone who has supernatural powers; a wizard, a shaman

Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
Grade: 3 Hyōgaiji

Noun[edit]

神巫 ‎(hiragana みこ, romaji miko)

  1. 巫女: An unmarried woman who serves at a Shintō shrine; an unmarried woman who serves a deity as a medium to convey oracles.

Usage notes[edit]

The spelling 神巫 is quite rare. The term miko is most commonly spelled as 巫女 in modern Japanese, and less commonly as 神子.