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TranslingualEdit

shinjitai

simplified

traditional

EtymologyEdit

Japanese shinjitai Simplified from ().

Phono-semantic compound (形聲): phonetic  + semantic  (head) – part of the head.

Han characterEdit

(radical 181 +6, 15 strokes, cangjie input 大廿一月金 (KTMBC))

  1. cheeks, jaw

ReferencesEdit

  • KangXi: not present, would follow page 1404, character 7
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: not present, would follow volume 7, page 4367, character 16
  • Unihan data for U+982C

JapaneseEdit

KanjiEdit

(common “Jōyō” kanji)

ReadingsEdit

CompoundsEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Old Japanese.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

(hiragana ほほ, romaji hoho)

  1. (anatomy) cheek

Etymology 2Edit

[ho̞ho̞] → [ho̞ː]

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

(hiragana ほお, romaji )

  1. (anatomy) cheek
Usage notesEdit

The reading is more common when used as a standalone noun.

Etymology 3Edit

Of same origin as (tsura, a string or lineup of things). From the meaning of "lineup", used to mean the side of the items lined up. In reference to people, this came to mean the cheeks as the side of the face, and then by extension the face as a whole.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

(hiragana つら, romaji tsura)

  1. the cheeks
  2. the face (usually written )
  3. one's facial expression
  4. the side of something
  5. the surface or front of something
  6. one's honor: "face" as in save face or lose face
Alternative formsEdit
SynonymsEdit

KoreanEdit

HanjaEdit

(hyeop) (hangeul , revised hyeop, McCune-Reischauer hyŏp, Yale hyep)

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MandarinEdit

HanziEdit

(Pinyin jiá (jia2), tou (tou5), Wade-Giles chia2, t'ou5)

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