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.

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Noun[edit]

魔法 (hiragana まほう, rōmaji 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 (てじな) (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 term

Noun[edit]

魔法 (mabeop) (hangeul 마법)

  1. Hanja form? of 마법, “magic”.