陰陽師

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Chinese[edit]

moonlight and sunlight; yin and yang
 
a division (milit.); teacher; master
a division (milit.); teacher; master; expert; model
trad. (陰陽師) 陰陽
simp. (阴阳师) 阴阳
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Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Japanese 陰陽師 (onmyōji).

Pronunciation[edit]


Noun[edit]

陰陽師

  1. practitioner of 陰陽道 (onmyōdō)

Japanese[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

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Kanji in this term
おん
Grade: S
よう > みょう
Grade: 3
し > じ
Grade: 5
goon

/omjauzi/ → */omʉjauzi//omɨjauzi//omʲːauʑi//oɴmjɔːʑi//oɴmjoːʑi/

Attested in the Nihon Shoki (720 C.E.).

Shift from on'yōji below.

The reading for changes to myō as an instance of renjō (連声).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

(おん)(みょう)() (onmyōjiおんみやうじ (onmyauzi)?

  1. a practitioner of 陰陽道 (onmyōdō, esoteric cosmology based on Chinese philosophy and traditional Japanese occult practices)

Etymology 2[edit]

Kanji in this term
おん
Grade: S
よう
Grade: 3
し > じ
Grade: 5
goon

From 陰陽 (on'yō, yin-yang) +‎ (-shi, -ian, -ist).

The shi changes to ji as an instance of rendaku (連濁).

There is also a variant spelling: /omjauzi/ → */omʉjauzi//omɨjauzi//omjauzi//omjɔːʑi//omjɔːʑi/

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

(おん)(よう)() (on'yōjiおんやうじ (on'yauzi)?
(alternative reading hiragana おみょうじ, rōmaji omyōji, historical hiragana おみやうじ)

  1. (historical) under the 律令 (Ritsuryō) system, a position in the 陰陽寮 (On'yōryō) who specialized in Chinese-influenced astrology, cosmology, divination, and other occult practices
  2. a practitioner of 陰陽道 (on'yōdō, esoteric cosmology based on Chinese philosophy and traditional Japanese occult practices)
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References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, →ISBN