病友

JapaneseEdit

Kanji in this term
びょう
Grade: 3
ゆう
Grade: 2
on'yomi

EtymologyEdit

Sinitic compound of (byō, sick) +‎ (, friend). Compare Mandarin 病友 (bìng yoǔ, wardmate; a friend made in hospital).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

病友 (hiragana びょうゆう, historical hiragana びやういう, romaji byōyū)

  1. a sick friend, a friend who is ill
  2. different people who have the same disease (not necessarily friends)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, ISBN 4-385-13905-9
  • 1988, 国語大辞典(新装版) (Kokugo Dai Jiten, Revised Edition) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Shogakukan

MandarinEdit

simpl. and trad.

NounEdit

病友 (traditional and simplified, Pinyin bìngyǒu)

  1. wardmate; a friend made while staying at a hospital
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