Amaterasu

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English[edit]

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the Sun goddess emerging out of a cave, bringing sunlight back to the universe

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from Japanese 天照 (あまてらす, Amaterasu), from (あま, ama, sky, the heavens) + 照らす (てらす, terasu, to illuminate something).

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Amaterasu

  1. (Japanese mythology, Shinto) The Japanese sun goddess, and most important Shinto deity; she is the daughter of Izanagi and Izanami and the sister of Susanoo, Tsukuyomi, Ōyamatsumi and Kagutsuchi.
    Synonyms: Amaterasu-ōmikami
  2. (poetic) The Sun itself.

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Amaterasu

  1. Rōmaji transcription of あまてらす
  2. Rōmaji transcription of アマテラス

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from Japanese 天照 (あまてらす, Amaterasu), from (あま, ama, sky, the heavens) + 照らす (てらす, terasu, to illuminate something).

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Proper noun[edit]

Amaterasu f

  1. (mythology, Shinto) Amaterasu (Japanese sun goddess)