陰陽道

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
いん
Grade: S
よう
Grade: 3
どう
Grade: 2
on'yomi
Kanji in this term
おん
Grade: S
よう
Grade: 3
どう
Grade: 2
on'yomi
Kanji in this term
おん
Grade: S
よう > にょう
Grade: 3
どう
Grade: 2
on'yomi
Kanji in this term
おん
Grade: S
よう > みょう
Grade: 3
どう
Grade: 2
on'yomi
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This diagram from the Bansenshukai uses divination and esoteric cosmology (onmyōdō) to advise, plan and instruct on the ideal time for taking certain actions.

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

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Noun[edit]

陰陽道 (hiragana おんみょうどう, romaji onmyōdō, historical hiragana おんみやうだう)
(alternative reading hiragana おんにょうどう, romaji onnyōdō, historical hiragana おんにやうだう)
(alternative reading hiragana おんようどう, romaji on'yōdō, historical hiragana おんやうだう)
(alternative reading hiragana いんようどう, romaji in'yōdō, historical hiragana いんやうだう)

  1. (religion) a traditional body of Japanese esoteric cosmology; a mixture of natural sciences and occultism, based on the Chinese philosophies of Wu Xing and Yin and Yang.

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