大頭

JapaneseEdit

Kanji in this term
おお
Grade: 1
かしら > がしら
Grade: 2
kun'yomi

NounEdit

大頭 (hiragana おおがしら, romaji ōgashira)

  1. (usually written with hiragana only) big head; person with a large head.
  2. decorative black flagpole tassel made from the hair of a yak’s tail, horse’s tail, ox tail, etc., or from hemp.
  3. leader of a group.
  4. (ornithology) puffbird (Bucconidae).
  5. (sports) the first makushita rikishi listed in the sumo banzuke.

MandarinEdit

simpl. 大头
trad.

PronunciationEdit

Mandarin (Standard Chinese, Beijing)
Pinyin dàtóu
Zhuyin ㄉㄚˋ ㄊㄡˊ
IPA (key) /ta̠⁵¹ tʰoʊ̯³⁵/

NounEdit

大頭 (traditional, Pinyin dàtóu, simplified 大头)

  1. big head
    大頭下雨人家大頭
    Big head, big head, when it rains you're not worried it's said. Others have umbrellas, you have a big head.

Usage notesEdit

  • Part of a well-known nursery rhyme. A child might use jingle this to make fun of another child with an unusually large head.

Derived termsEdit

  • 大頭針

External linksEdit

Last modified on 8 April 2014, at 11:35