meaning: dark, obscure, lonely, faint
幽霊 == yuurei == (noun) ghost, specter, apparition, phantom
Inner radicals are 'short thread' (an abbreviated
version of 'thread' (糸), which act phonetically to express 'dark'.
Outer radical, now 'mountain' (山), was originally a pictograph of
flames. This character originally indicated something blackened by
suggests as a
mnemonic: 'Follow faint thread through dark and lonely mountains.'