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Characters Pronunciation
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xiān / xian1
 sen / せん
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(1) (See 仙人・1) hermit; wizard; (2) (See 仙術) wizardry; (personal name) Hisa
僊 ṛṣi, 哩始 an immortal. 仙人; 人仙 the genī, of whom there is a famous group of eight 八仙; an ascetic, a man of the hills, a hermit; the Buddha. The 楞嚴經 gives ten kinds of immortals, walkers on the earth, fliers, wanderers at will, into space, into the deva heavens, transforming themselves into any form, etc. The names of ten ṛṣis, who preceded Śākyamuni, the first being 闍提首那? Jatisena; there is also a list of sixty-eight 大仙 given in the 大孔雀咒經下 A classification of five is 天仙 deva genī, 神仙 spirit genī, 人仙 human genī, 地仙 earth, or cavern genī, and 鬼仙 ghost genī; renunciant

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líng / ling2
 rei / re / れい
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Japanese variant of 靈|灵
soul; spirit; departed soul; ghost; (given name) Rei

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guǐ / gui3
 oni(p);ki / おに(P);き
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ghost; demon; terrible; damnable; clever; sly; crafty; (suffix for sb with a certain vice or addiction etc); one of the 28 constellations
(1) ogre; demon; oni; (2) (See 亡魂) spirit of a deceased person; (3) (おに only) ogre-like person (i.e. fierce, relentless, merciless, etc.); (4) (おに only) (See 鬼ごっこ・おにごっこ) it (in a game of tag, hide-and-seek, etc.); (5) (き only) {astron} (See 二十八宿,朱雀・すざく・2) Chinese "ghost" constellation (one of the 28 mansions); (prefix) (6) (おに only) (slang) (See 超・1) very; extremely; super-; (surname) Miniwa
preta 薜荔多, departed, dead; a disembodied spirit, dead person, ghost; a demon, evil being; especially a 餓鬼 hungry ghost. They are of many kinds. The Fan-i ming i classifies them as poor, medium, and rich; each again thrice subdivided: (1) (a) with mouths like burning torches; (b) throats no bigger than needles; (c) vile breath, disgusting to themselves; (2) (a) needle-haired, self-piercing; (b) hair sharp and stinking; (c) having great wens on whose pus they must feed. (3) (a) living on the remains of sacrifices; (b) on leavings in general; (c) powerful ones, yakṣas, rākṣasas, piśācas, etc. All belong to the realm of Yama, whence they are sent everywhere, consequently are ubiquitous in every house, lane, market, mound, stream, tree, etc.


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yāo guài / yao1 guai4
yao kuai
 youkai / yokai / ようかい
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monster; devil
ghost; apparition; phantom; spectre; specter; demon; monster; goblin


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yāo mó / yao1 mo2
yao mo
 youma / yoma / ようま
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ghost; apparition



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wú cháng / wu2 chang2
wu ch`ang / wu chang
 mujou / mujo / むじょう
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variable; changeable; fickle; impermanence (Sanskrit: anitya); ghost taking away the soul after death; to pass away; to die
(adj-na,n,adj-no) {Buddh} (ant: 常住・2) uncertainty; transiency; impermanence; mutability
anitya. Impermanent; the first of the 三明 trividyā; that all things are impermanent, their birth, existence, change, and death never resting for a moment.


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hún pò / hun2 po4
hun p`o / hun po
 konpaku / こんぱく
 Vertical Wall Scroll
soul; spirit; ghost
Animus and anima; the spiritual nature or mind, and the animal soul; the two are defined as mind and body or mental and physical, the invisible soul inhabiting the visible body, the former being celestial, the latter terrestrial; the yang and yin aspects of the spirits of animate things



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è guǐ / e4 gui3
o kuei
 gaki;gaki / がき;ガキ
sb who is always hungry; glutton; (Buddhism) hungry ghost
(1) (kana only) (colloquialism) brat; kid; urchin; little devil; (2) {Buddh} (orig. meaning) preta; hungry ghost
pretas, hungry spirits, one of the three lower destinies. They are of varied classes, numbering nine or thirty-six, and are in differing degrees and kinds of suffering, some wealthy and of light torment, others possessing nothing and in perpetual torment; some are jailers and executioners of Yama in the hells, others wander to and fro amongst men, especially at night. Their city or region is called 餓鬼城; 餓鬼界. Their destination or path is the 餓鬼趣 or 餓鬼道; hungry ghost


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chāng / chang1
ch`ang / chang
ghost of sb devoured by a tiger who helps the tiger devour others

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/ yu4
ghost of a child


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 gaki / ガキ (1) (kana only) (colloquialism) brat; kids; urchin; little devil; (2) (Buddhist term) preta; hungry ghost; ghoul


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zhā / zha1
Kheṭa, name of a preta, or hungry ghost.


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qī qù / qi1 qu4
ch`i ch`ü / chi chü
The seven gati or states of sentient beings- nārakagati, in hell; preta, hungry ghost; tiryagyoni, animal; manuṣya, man; ṛṣi, a genius or higher spiritual being; deva, god; asura, demon of the higher order; seven destinies


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zhōng yuán / zhong1 yuan2
chung yüan
 chuugen / chugen / ちゅうげん
Ghost Festival on 15th day of 7th lunar month when offerings are made to the deceased
(1) (See 于蘭盆) 15th day of the 7th lunar month; (last day of) Bon lantern festival; (2) (See お中元) mid-year gift; summer gift; Bon Festival gifts; (surname) Nakamoto
The fifteenth of the seventh moon; see 孟蘭盆; fifteenth day of the seventh lunar month


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wáng zhě / wang2 zhe3
wang che
 mouja / moja / もうじゃ
the deceased
(1) the dead; ghost; (2) (usu. 〜の亡者) obsessed person (money, power, etc.)
Dead; the dead.


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 bourei / bore / ぼうれい (1) departed spirit; soul of the dead; (2) ghost; apparition


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 daisaku / だいさく (noun/participle) ghost-writing; (personal name) Daisaku



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dài xiě / dai4 xie3
tai hsieh
to write as substitute for sb; a ghost writer; plagiarism


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zuò guài / zuo4 guai4
tso kuai
(of a ghost) to make strange things happen; to act up; to act behind the scenes; to make mischief; odd; to misbehave (euphemism for having sex)



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chāng guǐ / chang1 gui3
ch`ang kuei / chang kuei
ghost of sb devoured by a tiger who helps the tiger devour others


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zuò guǐ / zuo4 gui3
tso kuei
to play tricks; to cheat; to get up to mischief; to become a ghost; to give up the ghost


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liù dào / liu4 dao4
liu tao
 rokudou / rokudo / ろくどう
{Buddh} the six realms (Deva realm, Asura realm, Human realm, Animal realm, Hungry Ghost realm, Naraka realm); (place-name) Rokudou
The six ways or conditions of sentient existence; v. 六趣; the three higher are the 上三途, the three lower 下三途; six destinies


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yuān hún / yuan1 hun2
yüan hun
ghost of one who died unjustly; departed spirit demanding vengeance for grievances


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míng hūn / ming2 hun1
ming hun
posomethingumous or ghost marriage (in which at least one of the bride and groom is dead)


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míng jiè / ming2 jie4
ming chieh
 meikai / mekai / めいかい
ghost world
hades; realm of the dead
Hades, or the three lower forms of incarnation, i.e. hell, preta, animal; dark realm(s)


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míng dào / ming2 dao4
ming tao
the gateway to the ghost world
冥途; 冥土 The dark way, or land of darkness, the shades, Hades, pretas, etc; negative destinies



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chū mò / chu1 mo4
ch`u mo / chu mo
to come and go; to roam about (mostly unseen); (of a ghost) to haunt (a place); (of a criminal) to stalk (the streets); (of the sun) to rise and set
See: 出没


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dāo tú / dao1 tu2
tao t`u / tao tu
The gati or path of rebirth as an animal, so called because animals are subjects of the butcher's knife; destiny of hungry ghost


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huà wù / hua4 wu4
hua wu
 kemotsu / ばけもん
goblin; apparition; monster; ghost; phantom; spectre; specter
to convert beings


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 henge / へんげ (noun/participle) (1) shapeshifting (of an animal or spirit); goblin; ghost; apparition; bugbear; (2) (See 権化・1) incarnation; (3) transformation


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 jokai / じょかい female ghost; female apparition; female monster


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 youki / yoki / ようき (1) ghostly, beautiful woman; (2) ghost of a beautiful woman


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 youki / yoki / ようき ghost; apparition; phantom; spectre; specter; demon; monster; goblin


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 ubume / うぶめ (1) Ubume; birthing woman ghost in Japanese folklore; (2) (obscure) woman in late pregnancy; woman on the point of giving birth


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 shirime / しりめ (1) backward glance; sidelong glance; (2) faceless ghost with an eye in its rump



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shī guǐ / shi1 gui3
shih kuei
A corpse-ghost (called up to kill an enemy); corpse-ghost


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yǐ shēng / yi3 sheng1
i sheng
部多 bhūta. Become, the moment just come into existence, the present moment; being, existing; a being, ghost, demon; a fact; an element, of which the Hindus have five— earth, water, fire, air, ether; the past; already born


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 genyou / genyo / げんよう (noun/participle) (1) confusing people; (2) magic; (3) ghost, monster, etc., the true identity of which is unknown


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 yuukai / yukai / ゆうかい (archaism) ghost; apparition; spirit


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 yuurei / yure / ゆうれい ghost; specter; spectre; apparition; phantom



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yōu líng / you1 ling2
yu ling
specter; apparition; ghost


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 yuuki / yuki / ゆうき ghost; revenant; spirit (of the dead); departed soul


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yōu hún / you1 hun2
yu hun
 yuukon / yukon / ゆうこん
ghost; spirit (of the dead)
spirits of the dead


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 haison / はいそん (See ゴーストタウン) ghost town; deserted village; village without inhabitants


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 shirime / しりめ (out-dated kanji) (1) backward glance; sidelong glance; (2) faceless ghost with an eye in its rump


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 shinrei / shinre / しんれい (noun - becomes adjective with の) (1) spirit (e.g. human spirit); soul; (2) spirit; ghost; ethereal being; (female given name) Kokoa


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xīn guǐ / xin1 gui3
hsin kuei
 shinki kokoro-no-oni
A perverse mind, whose karma will be that of a wandering ghost.


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 onryou / onryo / おんりょう revengeful ghost; apparition



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yuàn líng / yuan4 ling2
yüan ling
An avenging spirit or ghost; a resentful spirit



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guài yì / guai4 yi4
kuai i
 kaii / kai / かいい
monstrous; strange; strange phenomenon
(noun or adjectival noun) (1) mystery; curiosity; strangeness; monstrosity; (2) ghost; monster; apparition; phantom; spectre; specter; goblin


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 kaidan / かいだん ghost story


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 wagemono / わげもの    magemono / まげもの    kusemono / くせもの circular box; (1) circular box; (2) article for pawning; (1) ruffian; villain; knave; thief; suspicious fellow; (2) peculiar person; idiosyncratic person; stubborn fellow; (3) tricky thing; something that is more than it seems; (4) expert; master; highly skilled person; (5) goblin; apparition; monster; ghost; phantom; spectre; specter


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 kusemono / くせもの (1) ruffian; villain; knave; thief; suspicious fellow; (2) peculiar person; idiosyncratic person; stubborn fellow; (3) tricky thing; something that is more than it seems; (4) expert; master; highly skilled person; (5) goblin; apparition; monster; ghost; phantom; spectre; specter


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gē tái / ge1 tai2
ko t`ai / ko tai
boisterous live show held during the Ghost Festival 中元節|中元节[Zhong1 yuan2 jie2] in Singapore and other parts of Southeast Asia


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sǐ chéng / si3 cheng2
ssu ch`eng / ssu cheng
ghost town


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 shito / しと dead city; ghost town


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 shiryou;shirei / shiryo;shire / しりょう;しれい spirit of a dead person; ghost; departed soul



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sǐ líng / si3 ling2
ssu ling
The spirit of one who is dead, a ghost; spirit of the dead



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shā guǐ / sha1 gui3
sha kuei
 sekki / さつき
(female given name) Satsuki
To slay demons; a ghost of the slain; a murderous demon; a metaphor for impermanence; to slay demons


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hùn guǐ / hun4 gui3
hun kuei
ghost of the privy; ghost of the privy



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yàn kǒu / yan4 kou3
yen k`ou / yen kou
UIkā-mukha. Flaming mouth, a hungry ghost or preta, that is represented as appearing to Ānanda in the 救拔燄ロ餓鬼陀羅尼經 (B.N. 984); burning mouth


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hú nǚ / hu2 nu:3
hu nü
fox lady; in folk stories, a beautiful girl who will seduce you then reveal herself as a ghost


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 ubume / うぶめ (1) Ubume; birthing woman ghost in Japanese folklore; (2) (obscure) woman in late pregnancy; woman on the point of giving birth; (place-name) Ubume



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yì wù / yi4 wu4
i wu
 ibutsu / いぶつ
rarity; rare delicacy; foreign matter; alien body; the dead; ghost; monstrosity; alien life-form
(1) foreign substance; foreign body; foreign contamination; (2) strange object; unusual object; (3) (archaism) dead body; corpse; remains


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 yaseotoko / やせおとこ (1) skinny man; shabby-looking man; (2) noh mask representing a male ghost


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 kusemono / くせもの (1) ruffian; villain; knave; thief; suspicious fellow; (2) peculiar person; idiosyncratic person; stubborn fellow; (3) tricky thing; something that is more than it seems; (4) expert; master; highly skilled person; (5) goblin; apparition; monster; ghost; phantom; spectre; specter


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bái guǐ / bai2 gui3
pai kuei
"white ghost", derogatory term for caucasians (Cantonese)


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 sunagani;sunagani / すながに;スナガニ (kana only) Ocypode stimpsoni (species of ghost crab, sand crab or white crab)



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pò zhāi / po4 zhai1
p`o chai / po chai
To break the monastic rule of the regulation food, or time for meals, for which the punishment is hell, or to become a hungry ghost like the kind with throats small as needles and distended bellies, or to become an animal; eating after the noon hour


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jīng guài / jing1 guai4
ching kuai
supernatural being (such as a demon, monster, ghost, spirit, gremlin etc)


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 seirei / sere / せいれい spirit; soul; ghost


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 seirei / sere / せいれい {Christn} the Holy Ghost; the Holy Spirit



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shèng líng / sheng4 ling2
sheng ling
Holy Ghost; Holy Spirit
The saintly spirits (of the dead); holy spirits


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bì lì / bi4 li4
pi li
(薜茘多) cf. 閉 preta, intp. as an ancestral spirit, but chiefly as a hungry ghost who is also harmful.


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 jaki;jake(ok);zake(ok) / じゃき;じゃけ(ok);ざけ(ok) (1) (じゃき only) maliciousness; ill will; (2) (じゃき only) noxious gas; (3) (archaism) (See 物の怪) (vengeful) ghost; specter; spectre


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 ginzame;ginzame / ぎんざめ;ギンザメ (kana only) silver chimaera (Chimaera phantasma, species of deep water cartilaginous ghost shark from the Western Pacific)



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shǎn duō / shan3 duo1
shan to
A demon; one of Yama's names; hungry ghost



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ā piāo / a1 piao1
a p`iao / a piao
(coll.) ghost (Tw)



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yīn hún / yin1 hun2
yin hun
ghost; spirit


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 dennou / denno / でんのう (1) {comp} (primarily Chinese usage) computer; (2) (orig. from the manga "Ghost in the Shell") cyberbrain; digital brain


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diān guǐ / dian1 gui3
tien kuei
a confounded ghost; a confounded ghost



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piāo piāo / piao1 piao1
p`iao p`iao / piao piao
 hyouhyou / hyohyo / ひょうひょう
to float about; to flutter (in the breeze); (dialect) gay guy; (Tw) ghost
(adv-to,adv) (1) whistling (of the wind); blowing; (2) fluttering (in the wind); waving; flapping; flying; (3) tottering; staggering; (4) aimlessly; wandering about; roaming; (5) aloof from the world; easygoing; transcendental; detached


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guǐ xiàng / gui3 xiang4
kuei hsiang
image of a ghost; image of a ghost


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 kikoku / きこく (archaism) wailings of a restless ghost


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 kishuku / きしゅく (1) (abbreviation) {astron} (sometimes read たまをのぼし or たまほめぼし) (See 鬼・5,魂讃め星・1,魂緒の星・1) Chinese "ghost" constellation (one of the 28 mansions); (2) (See 鬼宿日) "day of the ghost"


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 oniboshi / おにぼし (See 鬼宿・1) Chinese "ghost" constellation (one of the 28 mansions)


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guǐ wù / gui3 wu4
kuei wu
ghost(s); ghost(s)


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guǐ qù / gui3 qu4
kuei ch`ü / kuei chü
destiny of hungry ghost; destiny of hungry ghost


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guǐ dào / gui3 dao4
kuei tao
鬼趣 The way or destiny of yakṣas, rākṣasas, and hungry ghosts; 鬼道 also means in league with demons, or following devilish ways; existence as a hungry ghost


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guǐ hún / gui3 hun2
kuei hun


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 obake / おばけ (1) goblin; monster; demon; (2) ghost; apparition


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 kusemono / くせもの (1) ruffian; villain; knave; thief; suspicious fellow; (2) peculiar person; idiosyncratic person; stubborn fellow; (3) tricky thing; something that is more than it seems; (4) expert; master; highly skilled person; (5) goblin; apparition; monster; ghost; phantom; spectre; specter



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zhōng yuán jié / zhong1 yuan2 jie2
chung yüan chieh
Ghost Festival on 15th day of 7th lunar month when offerings are made to the deceased



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bì lǐ duō / bi4 li3 duo1
pi li to
preta, a hungry ghost, v. 鬼 10.


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 doubutsurei / dobutsure / どうぶつれい animal spirit; animal ghost


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 bakemono / ばけもん (ik) goblin; apparition; monster; ghost; phantom; spectre; specter; goblin; apparition; monster; ghost; phantom; spectre; specter


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diào sǐ guǐ / diao4 si3 gui3
tiao ssu kuei
ghost of a person who died by hanging; hanged person; (coll.) inchworm; hangman (word game)



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gé r pì / ge2 r5 pi4
ko r p`i / ko r pi
(dialect) to die; to give up the ghost


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 uchiwamushi;uchiwamushi / うちわむし;ウチワムシ (kana only) (See バイオリン虫・バイオリンむし) ghost walker (beetle) (Mormolyce phyllodes); violin beetle


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 jibakurei / jibakure / じばくれい ghost bound to a specific physical location (usu. where death occurred)

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