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the kanji of michi and horou

dajanacupic

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Hi! I have a two questions, and hopeful you can help me. First one, does the kanji michi means a path, in a spiritual way? And second one is about the kanji horou, which I found that means hollow or empty? I am confused about the second kanji because I can only find it on one kanji learning sites. Thanks!
 

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Michi (道) can be used for both physical and abstract paths/ways. It's used in words like 仏道 (butsudou: buddha + way = buddhism), 武道 (budou: weapon + way = martial arts) etc., but also 歩道 (hodou: walk + way = walkway) and 道路 (douro: street).

Can you give the actual kanji for "horou" instead of just the romanization? Are you sure they're not talking about the loanword ホロー which is derived from the English word?
 

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That would be , pronounced "uro". But the meaning is indeed "hollow".
 

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But its written with both of kanjies you have wrote?
 

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I just found that same page :). So indeed, "horou" is a valid reading - in a way - but specifically refers to demons in Bleach, not the general word "hollow".

But its written with both of kanjies you have wrote?
I'm not sure what you mean.
 

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Sorry, I lost myself there for a sec. I get you now, I just wanted to know if the kanji in the link means hollow. :)
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I have only one more question here and I wont be such a pain in the *** haha! I found this kanji 空 here that actually means "void or emptiness" in a buddhist sence so Im just wondering if thats correct :)
 
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