阿鼻叫喚

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term

Jinmeiyō

Grade: 3
きょう
Grade: S
かん
Grade: S
on’yomi

Etymology[edit]

阿鼻地獄 (あびじごく) (abi jigoku, avīci) and 叫喚地獄 (きょうかんじごく) (kyōkan jigoku, raurava) are two of the hot hells of Buddhism.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

阿鼻叫喚 (hiragana あびきょうかん, rōmaji abi kyōkan, historical hiragana あびけうくぁん)

  1. agonized crying out in the midst of tragedy