鬼火

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Chinese[edit]

ghost; sly; crafty fire
simp. and trad.
(鬼火)

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鬼火 (classifier )

  1. will-o'-the-wisp

Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
Grade: S Grade: 1

Etymology[edit]

Compound of ‎(oni, ghost, devil) +‎ ‎(hi, fire). The hi changes to bi due to rendaku (連濁).

Noun[edit]

鬼火 ‎(hiragana おにび, romaji onibi)

  1. a will o' the wisp

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Proper noun[edit]

鬼火 ‎(hiragana おにび, romaji Onibi)

  1. short for 鬼火焚 ‎(Onibitaki), a fire matsuri (Japanese festival) held around Kyūshū on 7 (in some places, 14) January

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