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Question about Hiraishin (Name, not inner workings)

Discussion in 'Konoha Library Archives' started by Faceless, Dec 1, 2005.

  1. Faceless Member

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    Alrighty, I've read in a number of threads for quite some time now that "Hiraishin no Jutsu" means "Flying Thunder God Technique."

    However, when I translate Hiraishin (Romaji) using an online Jap <-> English Translator, I come up with something entirely different: "Lightning Rod"

    I tried breaking Hiraishin down into parts, and found Hirai to mean come flying (of migrating birds) and Shin to mean a host of things, none seeming to fit Thunder or God...

    I don't claim any profficiency in Japanese, and am aware that depending on the characters used and context, things can have vastly different meanings - so I'm wondering which is correct?


    The translator I used for anyone wondering, or desiring to check its accuracy.

    Cheers
     
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  2. ShounenSuki Ruler of Penguins

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    Hiraishin means "Flying Thunder God"
    飛 = Hi = Fly
    雷 = Rai = Thunder
    神 = Shin = God
     
  3. Hef Night Work

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    Thanks a lot SS. :glomp

    And now, do you have any further questions on this matter? :amuse
     
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