紅蓮地獄

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Kanji in this term

Grade: 6
れん
Jinmeiyō

Grade: 2
ごく
Grade: S
on’yomi

Etymology[edit]

Calque of Sanskrit पद्मनरक (Padma-naraka), (Can this(+) etymology be sourced?) equivalent to 紅蓮 (guren, red/crimson lotus) +‎ 地獄 (jigoku, Buddhist hell).

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紅蓮地獄 (hiragana ぐれんじごく, rōmaji Guren Jigoku, historical hiragana ぐれんぢごく)

  1. (Buddhism) the Hell of the Crimson Lotus; the Padma Hell (one of the eight cold hells in Buddhist eschatology)
    Synonyms: 紅蓮 (Guren), 鉢特摩地獄 (Handoma Jigoku)

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References[edit]

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