The Name Tengu in Chinese / Japanese...

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tiān gǒu
ten gu
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天狗 is the Japanese title for Tengu, which roughly translates as, "heavenly dog".

Tengu are a type of legendary creature found in Japanese folk religion and are also considered a type of Shinto god (kami) or yōkai (supernatural beings).

The origin is Chinese, though this term is seldom used in Chinese any more. It was a dog-like Chinese demon (Tiangou)

Although the title contains the word "dog", the tengu are often depicted with human and bird-like characteristics. Sometimes they have large noses or beaks like birds.


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Title CharactersRomaji (Romanized Japanese)Various forms of Romanized Chinese
Tengu天狗ten gu / tengutiān gǒu / tian1 gou3 / tian gou / tiangout`ien kou / tienkou / tien kou


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Characters

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Pronunciation
Romanization
Simple Dictionary Definition

天狗

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tiān gǒu
    tian1 gou3
t`ien kou
    tien kou
 tengu
    てんぐ
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(1) tengu; long-nosed goblin; (2) (idiom) bragging; conceit; braggart; boaster; conceited person; (surname) Tengu
ulkā, 憂流迦the 'heavenly dog' i. e. a meteor. Also 'a star in Argo' according to Williams.

天貢

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 tengu
    てんぐ
(place-name) Tengu

展具

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zhǎn jù
    zhan3 ju4
chan chü
 tengu
spread cloth

大天狗

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 daitengu; ootengu
    だいてんぐ; おおてんぐ
(1) (See 天狗・1) large tengu; powerful tengu; (2) (idiom) (See 天狗・2) big braggart; blowhard

天狗物

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 tengumono
    てんぐもの
(See 能・2,天狗・1) category of noh plays who depict a tengu as the leading character; goblin piece

天狗話

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 tengubanashi
    てんぐばなし
(1) (idiom) boastful story; (2) (See 天狗・1) story about tengu

天狗道

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 tengudou / tengudo
    てんぐどう
(See 天狗・1) world of the tengu; hell of the long-nosed goblins

小天狗

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 kotengu
    こてんぐ
(1) (See 天狗・1) small tengu; (2) (idiom) promising young martial arts practitioner

金天狗

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 kintengu
    きんてんぐ
(See 天狗・1) golden tengu

上昇天宮


上昇天宫

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shàng shēng tiān gōng
    shang4 sheng1 tian1 gong1
shang sheng t`ien kung
    shang sheng tien kung
 jōshō tengū
to ascend to the heavenly palace

天宮寶藏


天宫宝藏

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tiān gōng bǎo zàng
    tian1 gong1 bao3 zang4
t`ien kung pao tsang
    tien kung pao tsang
 tengū hōzō
treasury of the sūtras

天狗倒し

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 tengudaoshi
    てんぐだおし
(from the idea that such sounds came from trees being felled by tengu) (See 天狗・1) large sound of unknown source heard on a forested mountain

天狗太郎

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 tengutarou / tengutaro
    てんぐたろう
(person) Tengu Tarou

木端天狗

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 koppatengu
    こっぱてんぐ
(See 木の葉天狗・このはてんぐ) weak tengu (goblin)

鞍馬天狗

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 kuramatengu
    くらまてんぐ
(See 天狗・1) Kurama Tengu; the tengu of Mount Kurama

天狗になる

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 tenguninaru
    てんぐになる
(exp,v5r) (idiom) (See 天狗・てんぐ・1) to get conceited; to become vain; to get stuck up; to get a swollen head; to become a tengu

木の葉天狗

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 konohatengu
    このはてんぐ
(exp,n) (See 天狗・1) weak tengu

天狗トンネル

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 tengutonneru
    てんぐトンネル
(place-name) Tengu tunnel

Variations:
天狗話
天狗咄

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 tengubanashi
    てんぐばなし
(1) (idiom) boastful story; (2) (See 天狗・1) story about tengu

Variations:
烏天狗
鴉天狗

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 karasutengu
    からすてんぐ
(See 天狗・1) small, crow-billed tengu

Variations:
木っ葉天狗
木葉天狗
木っ端天狗
木端天狗

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 koppatengu
    こっぱてんぐ
(obscure) (See 天狗・1,木の葉天狗) weak tengu; small tengu

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