閻羅

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Chinese[edit]

phonetic
trad. (閻羅)
simp. (阎罗)
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Etymology[edit]

Clipping 閻魔羅闍 (MC jiᴇm muɑ lɑ d͡ʑia, “Yama”), borrowed from Sanskrit यमराज (yamarāja, Yama).

Pronunciation[edit]



Rime
Character
Reading # 1/1 1/1
Initial () (36) (37)
Final () (153) (94)
Tone (調) Level (Ø) Level (Ø)
Openness (開合) Open Open
Division () III I
Fanqie
Reconstructions
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
/jiᴇm/ /lɑ/
Pan
Wuyun
/jiɛm/ /lɑ/
Shao
Rongfen
/jæm/ /lɑ/
Edwin
Pulleyblank
/jiam/ /la/
Li
Rong
/iɛm/ /lɑ/
Wang
Li
/jĭɛm/ /lɑ/
Bernard
Karlgren
/i̯ɛm/ /lɑ/
Expected
Mandarin
Reflex
yán luó

Proper noun[edit]

閻羅

  1. (~王) (Hinduism, Buddhism, Chinese mythology) Yama (god of the underworld)

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Noun[edit]

閻羅

  1. (figuratively) ferocious or cruel person; tyrant