天狗

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  • (てん)()
    てんぐ (tengu)

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  • noun
    tengu, long-nosed goblin
    • idiomatic expressionnoun
      bragging, conceit, braggart, boaster, conceited person
      • tengu {fantastisch wezen dat in de hemel of diep in het gebergte leeft; wordt voorgesteld in de gedaante van een bergasceet, met een rood gezicht, een lange neus, vleugels, lange nagels, en in het bezit van pelgrimsstok, zwaard en waaier; het wezen wordt bovennatuurlijke macht toegeschreven en zou in staat zijn te vliegen}
        • bergasceet
          • {no-theater} tengu-masker
            • duivel {term waarmee missionarissen aan het eind van de Muromachi-periode het begrip "duivel" vertaalden}
              • trots, verwaandheid, eigenwaan
                • trotsaard, opschepper, pocher, kwast, pedant
                  • grote vallende ster
                    • spel waarbij drie deelnemers elk een regel van resp. vijf, zeven en vijf moren improviseren en tot een haiku smeden
                      • Tengu (Bergkobold mit langer Nase)
                        • Angeber, Prahlhans, Aufschneider
                          • Angabe, Aufschneiderei
                            • kérkedő
                              • 1) Тэнгу (сказочный леший с длинным носом), 2) хвастун; человек с большим, самомнением, {~になる} задирать нос, хвастать, задаваться, {~の} хвастливый; самовлюблённый; с большим самомнением
                                • "tengu": gnomo de apariencia humana pero con la cara roja y la nariz alargada, que habita en las montañas, chulo, chuleta, creído, engreído, fanfarrón, jactancioso, orgulloso

                                  Tengu 天狗

                                  The Japanese Goblin: Tengu 天狗

                                  What do you know about the Japanese mythological creature tengu?

                                  The Japanese Goblin or Tengu 👺 (literally “heaven dog”) is another kind of creature appearing in traditional Japanese folklore. It is a supernatural being usually depicted with a bird-like appearance (with fears and beak). Later on his form was humanized and what it was the beak became a really long human nose.

                                  They are supposed to be the ghosts of angry, vain or heretical priests, possessing people and talking trough their mouths.

                                  Kanji in this word

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                                  • 4 strokes

                                    heavens, sky, imperial

                                  • 8 strokes

                                    puppy, dog