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Apparently the word jikininki signifies here one of the Baramon-Rasetsu-Gaki, -- forming the twenty-sixth class of pretas enumerated in the old Buddhist books.
Know, reverend Sir, that I am a jikininki,  -- an eater of human flesh.
And because of this selfish impiety I was reborn, immediately after my death, into the state of a jikininki.
Sanscrit term, "Rakshasa;" but this word is quite as vague as jikininki, since there are many kinds of Rakshasas.