Jisho

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Noun, Suru verb
1. echo; reverberationUsually written using kana alone
  • たに
  • かれ彼の
  • よびごえ呼び声
  • こだま
  • した
  • The valley echoed with his call.
Noun
2. spirit of a tree; tree spirit
Wikipedia definition
3. Kodama (spirit)A kodama is a spirit from Japanese folklore, which is believed to live in certain trees (similar to the Dryad of Greek myth). Cutting down a tree which houses a kodama is thought to bring misfortune, and such trees are often marked with shimenawa rope.
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Other forms
木魂 【こだま】谺 【こだま】

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