膝頭

JapaneseEdit

Kanji in this term
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EtymologyEdit

Compound of (kashira, knee) +‎ (head; top, tip).

NounEdit

膝頭 (hiragana ひざがしら, romaji hizagashira)

  1. (anatomy) The front of the knee.
  2. (anatomy) The kneecap, the patella.

Usage notesEdit

This term is even more general in meaning than 膝の皿 (hiza no sara) / 膝皿 (hiza sara) or 膝蓋骨 (shitsugaikotsu).

SynonymsEdit

IdiomsEdit

  • 膝頭で江戸へ行く (ひざがしらでえどへいく, hizagashira de Edo e iku): "to to Edo on one's knees" → To rush into something without taking time to prepare, and consequently work harder and get less done in the process.
  • 膝頭で箱根は越されぬ (ひざがしらではこねはこされぬ, hizagashira de Hakone wa kosarenu): "one cannot get through Hakone (Pass) on one's knees" → To rush into something without taking time to prepare, and consequently work harder and get less done in the process.
Last modified on 1 May 2012, at 21:54