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Okami / God

Japan okami / daijin
Okami / God

大神 is Okami. It is an honorific title for God (used in Shinto and other religions). If you directly translate this, you get something like, "Big Spirit" or "Great Spirit."


There are other titles that romanize as "Okami" in Japanese, so make sure this is the right meaning for you. Another common okami means wolf but is a completely different Kanji and meaning.

Wolf

China láng
Japan okami
Wolf

狼 is the character used to represent the elusive animal known as the wolf in both Chinese and Japanese.

If you are a fan of the wolf or the wolf means something special to you, this could make a great addition to your wall.

Do keep in mind, that much like our perception of wolves in the history of western culture, eastern cultures do not have a very positive view of wolves (save the scientific community and animal lovers). The wolf is clearly an animal that is misunderstood or feared the world over.

狼 is seldom used alone in Korean Hanja, but is used in a compound word that means utter failure (as in a wolf getting into your chicken pen - or an otherwise ferocious failure). Not a good choice if your audience is Korean.


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Characters

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Japanese okami / おかみ Japanese (obscure) water god; rain and snow god; dragon god; dragon king

お上

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Japanese okami / おかみ Japanese (1) (honorific or respectful language) Emperor; (2) (honorific or respectful language) authorities; government; (3) term used to refer to a woman running a restaurant, inn, etc.; landlady; (4) (honorific or respectful language) your wife; his wife; madam

傍見

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Japanese okami / おかみ Japanese looking on by an outsider

夫神

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Japanese okami / おかみ Japanese male god; male deity; (place-name) Okami

女将

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Japanese okami;joshou / okami;josho / おかみ;じょしょう Japanese mistress; landlady; hostess; proprietress

男神

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Mandarin nán shén / nan2 shen2
Taiwan nan shen
Japanese ogami / おがみ    okami / おかみ
Chinese Mr Perfect; Adonis; Prince Charming
Japanese male god; male deity; (place-name, surname) Ogami; (place-name) Okami

おかみ

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Japanese okami / おかみ Japanese (obscure) water god; rain and snow god; dragon god; dragon king

御上;お上

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Japanese okami / おかみ Japanese (1) (honorific or respectful language) Emperor; (2) (honorific or respectful language) authorities; government; (3) (also 女将) term used to refer to a woman running a restaurant, inn, etc.; landlady; (4) (honorific or respectful language) your wife; his wife; madam

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The following table may be helpful for those studying Chinese or Japanese...

Title CharactersRomaji(Romanized Japanese)Various forms of Romanized Chinese
Okami
God
大神okami / daijin
Wolfokamiláng / lang2 / lang



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