閻王

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See also: 阎王

Chinese[edit]

gate of village king; Wang (proper name)
trad. (閻王)
simp. (阎王)

Etymology[edit]

A partial calque of Sanskrit यमराज (yamarāja).

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Proper noun[edit]

閻王

  1. (Buddhism, Chinese mythology) Synonym of 閻羅阎罗 (Yánluó, “Yama (god of the underworld)”).

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Noun[edit]

閻王

  1. (figuratively) ferocious or strict person; tyrant