悪道・悪趣 (Skt durgati; Jpn akudo or akushu )
Also, evil path(s) of existence. The realms of suffering into which fall those who have committed evil acts; also the suffering that such people undergo. "Path" here means a state of life or realm of existence. The worlds of hell, hungry spirits, and animals are called the three evil paths, and with the realm of asuras they are called the four evil paths.