金縛り

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Japanese[edit]

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Kanji in this term
かな
Grade: 1
しば
Grade: S
kun'yomi

Etymology[edit]

Compound of (kana, metal) +‎ 縛り (shibari, binding). kana is unbound form of (kane); shibari is the nominalized form of the verb 縛る (shibaru, to bind).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

金縛り (hiragana かなしばり, rōmaji kanashibari)

  1. (as if by metal chains) tightly bound
  2. sleep paralysis

References[edit]

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