魔法

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Chinese[edit]

devil
 
law; method; way; Buddhist teaching; Legalist; France (abbrev.)
simp. and trad.
(魔法)

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Noun[edit]

魔法

  1. magic; wizardry; witchcraft; sorcery

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Japanese[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Kanji in this term

Grade: S
ほう
Grade: 4
on'yomi

Apparently from Middle Chinese compound 魔法 (muɑ pjop, literally devil, magic + law, method). Compare modern Min Nan reading mô͘-hoat.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

魔法 (hiragana まほう, romaji mahō)

  1. The arts of magic, spellcraft, witchcraft, wizardry, sorcery:
  2. Spellwork such as magical formulas, incantations, spells, etc.
  3. An organized body or system of magical use, i.e. Wicca, the Kabballah and Onmyōdō.

Usage notes[edit]

The term for magic as a trick performed by a modern magician is 手品 (tejina).

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References[edit]

  1. ^ 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, ISBN 4-385-13905-9
  2. ^ 1998, NHK日本語発音アクセント辞典 (NHK Japanese Pronunciation Accent Dictionary) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: NHK, ISBN 978-4-14-011112-3

Korean[edit]

Hanja in this word

Noun[edit]

魔法 (mabeop) (hangeul 마법)

  1. Hanja form? of 마법, “magic”.