魑魅

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Etymology 1[edit]

Kanji in this term
Hyōgaiji Grade: S
Irregular

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (Irregular reading)
  • IPA(key): [sɯᵝta̠ma̠]

Noun[edit]

魑魅 ‎(hiragana すたま, romaji sutama)

  1. a spirit or demon
    • 931938, Wamyō Ruijushō, book 1, page 44:
      魑魅 山海經云、魑、刃知反、和名須多万。[...]谷川氏曰、須多万、蓋棄魂之義、謂棄不祭之鬼也、鬼類也。

Etymology 2[edit]

Kanji in this term
Hyōgaiji Grade: S
Irregular

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

魑魅 ‎(hiragana すだま, romaji sudama)

  1. a spirit or demon
    • 931938, Wamyō Ruijushō, book 1, page 44:
      魑魅 山海經云、魑、刃知反、和名須多万。[...]谷川氏曰、須多万、蓋棄魂之義、謂棄不祭之鬼也、鬼類也。

Etymology 3[edit]

Kanji in this term

Hyōgaiji

Grade: S
on'yomi

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

魑魅 ‎(hiragana ちみ, romaji chimi)

  1. a demon formed from the spirit of mountains and forests
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References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, ISBN 4-385-13905-9