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Noun
1. aborted, stillborn or miscarried foetus (fetus)Only applies to みずこ, Only applies to みずご
Noun
2. newborn babyArchaism
Wikipedia definition
3. Mizuko kuyōMizuko kuyō or "fetus memorial service", is a Japanese ceremony for those who have had a miscarriage, stillbirth, or abortion. This practice has become particularly visible since the 1970s with the creation of shrines devoted solely to this ritual. Reasons for the performance of these rites can include parental grief, desire to comfort the soul of the fetus, or even fear of retribution from the vengeful spirit.
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水子 【みずご】稚子 【みずこ】稚子 【みずご】若子 【みずこ】若子 【みずご】稚子 【ちし】

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