Definition of 鬼

  • ghost
  • devil

Readings

On'Yomi (音読み) Kun'yomi (訓読み)
  • おに
  • おに-

Popular Words With This Kanji

鬼, おに, き

ogre, demon, spirit of a deceased person, ogre-like person (i.e. fierce, relentless, merciless, etc.), it (i.e. in a game of tag), Chinese "ghost" constellation (one of the 28 mansions)

切支丹, 吉利支丹, 切死丹, 鬼理死丹, 鬼利死丹, きりしたん, キリシタン

early Japanese Christianity (from the later Muromachi period), early Japanese Christian

切支丹, 吉利支丹, 切死丹, 鬼理死丹, 鬼利死丹, きりしたん, キリシタン

early Japanese Christianity (from the later Muromachi period), early Japanese Christian

鬼頭, 纛, おにがしら, とう

decorative black flagpole tassel made from tail hair (of a yak, horse, ox, etc.) or dyed hemp

疑心暗鬼, ぎしんあんき

Suspicion will raise bogies, Once you suspect something, everything else will look suspicious

鬼才, きさい

wizard, genius, great talent

吸血鬼, きゅうけつき

vampire, bloodsucker

鬼気, きき

ghastly, dreadful

鬼門, きもん

the northeastern (unlucky) direction, person or thing to be avoided

鬼子母神, きしもじん, きしぼじん

Hariti (goddess of childbirth and children)


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