魑魅魍魎

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Chinese[edit]

a spirit or demon demons and monsters
trad. (魑魅魍魎) 魑魅 魍魎
simp. (魑魅魍魉) 魑魅 魍魉

Pronunciation[edit]


Idiom[edit]

魑魅魍魎

  1. the four demons chi, mei, wang and liang; demons and monsters of all kinds

Japanese[edit]

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Kanji in this term

Hyōgaiji

Grade: S
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Hyōgaiji
りょう
Hyōgaiji
on'yomi

Etymology[edit]

From an earlier /chimi mauryau/ (which became /chimi moːryoː/). A compound of 魑魅 ‎(chimi, mountain and forest demon) +‎ 魍魎 ‎(mōryō, mountain stream and tree spirit).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

魑魅魍魎 ‎(hiragana ちみもうりょう, romaji chimimōryō, historical hiragana ちみまうりやう)

  1. demons and spirits of rivers and mountains

References[edit]

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