Question Need Help with Onmyo Terms

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  1. SilvaLau

    SilvaLau Well-Known Member

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    Is anyone here familiar with the posts in the Bureau of Divination or Onmyoryo?

    I want to know which posts these terms are referring to:
    1. 阴阳大属
    2. 阴阳少属
    3. 阴阳净允
    4. 阴阳少允
    At the moment, I've deduced that 阴阳大属 is Onmyo no Taizoku and 阴阳少属 is Onmyo no Shozoku, I'm still drawing on a blank slate for the other two.

    Additionally, are there any official English translations for Onmyo no Taizoku and Shozoku?
     
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    according to deepL translation, if you take out the yin yang part the 1st one is lineage, the 3rd one is purity, 4th one is compliance

    I personally like the translation for the 1st one as Grand order, the 2nd one as Lesser Order, the 3rd one Infinite changes

    everything I said is probably wrong

    https://www.japanese-wiki-corpus.org/title/Onmyoji.html
    use this, it has the onmyo ranks and terms

    according to this, those are onmyo ranks same as imperial government rankings
     
  3. SilvaLau

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    well, that was the exact link I was using as reference, I linked it on my first post too
     
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    oh
     
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    Bless you, do you also happen to know what is the role of Onmyo no Shojo?

    阴阳净允 appears to be the head of hygiene department according to the context in the novel.
     
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    From the link in your post:
    (https://www.japanese-wiki-corpus.org/title/Onmyoji.html)

    "Onmyo no jo
    Hogan. Supervised the bureau and managed all office work, such as reviewing documents. Number of positions 1.
    Jushichiinojo (Junior Seventh Rank, Upper Grade)"

    "Onmyo no jo, the position of judge overseeing general internal affairs split into 2 positions; Onmyo no daijo and Onmyo no shojo. The number of these positions was one each with the court rank being Jushichiinojo (Junior Seventh Rank, Upper Grade) for both but Onmyo no shojo's role was to assist Onmyo no daijo."