1. ogre; demon; oni
  • らいねん来年
  • こと
  • 言えば
  • おに
  • わら笑う
Next year is the devil's joke.
2. spirit of a deceased personSee also 亡魂
3. ogre-like person (i.e. fierce, relentless, merciless, etc.)Only applies to おに
4. it (in a game of tag, hide-and-seek, etc.)Only applies to おに, See also 鬼ごっこ おにごっこ
5. Chinese "ghost" constellation (one of the 28 mansions)Astronomy, Only applies to き, See also 二十八宿, See also 朱雀 すざく
6. very; extremely; super-Slang, Only applies to おに, See also
Wikipedia definition
7. Oni (folklore)are creatures from Japanese folklore, variously translated as demons, devils, ogres or trolls. They are popular characters in Japanese art, literature and theatre. Depictions of oni vary widely but usually portray them as hideous, gigantic creatures with sharp claws, wild hair, and two long horns growing from their heads. They are humanoid for the most part, but occasionally, they are shown with unnatural features such as odd numbers of eyes or extra fingers and toes.
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Other forms
鬼 【き】


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