Chinese Edit

beg beg for alms; beggar
simp. and trad.
(乞丐)
anagram 丐乞

Pronunciation Edit


Noun Edit

乞丐

  1. beggar

Synonyms Edit

Descendants Edit

Sino-Xenic (乞丐):

See also Edit

Verb Edit

乞丐

  1. (archaic) to beg; to implore; to beseech
  2. (archaic) to supply; to provide; to furnish

Synonyms Edit

  • (to beg):
  • (to supply):

Japanese Edit

Etymology 1 Edit

Kanji in this term
かたい
Grade: S Hyōgaiji
jukujikun
Alternative spellings
乞食
傍居

Pronunciation Edit

Noun Edit

乞丐(かたい) (kataiかたゐ (katawi)?

  1. beggar
    Synonyms: 乞食 (kojiki), (dialectal, Kagoshima) 勧進
  2. (derogatory) idiot, fool
  3. (archaic) leprosy
  4. (archaic) leper
    Synonym: 癩者 (raisha)

Etymology 2 Edit

Kanji in this term
かったい
Grade: S Hyōgaiji
jukujikun
Alternative spelling

Shift from かたい above.[1][2]

Pronunciation Edit

Noun Edit

乞丐(かったい) (kattaiかったゐ (kattawi)?

  1. (archaic, derogatory) leprosy
  2. beggar
    Synonym: 乞食 (kojiki)
  3. (derogatory) idiot, fool
Derived terms Edit

Etymology 3 Edit

Kanji in this term
きつ > きっ
Grade: S
かい
Hyōgaiji
kan’on on’yomi

Pronunciation Edit

Noun Edit

(きっ)(かい) (kikkaiきつかい (kitukai)?

  1. beggar
    Synonym: 物乞い (monogoi)

Etymology 4 Edit

Kanji in this term
こつ
Grade: S
がい
Hyōgaiji
kan’yōon
Alternative spellings
乞匃
乞匄

Pronunciation Edit

  • IPA(key): [ko̞t͡sɨᵝɡa̠i]

Noun Edit

(こつ)(がい) (kotsugaiこつがい (kotugai)?

  1. beggar
    Synonym: 乞食 (kojiki)
Derived terms Edit

References Edit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 2011, 新明解国語辞典 (Shin Meikai Kokugo Jiten), Seventh Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, →ISBN
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, →ISBN

Korean Edit

Hanja in this term

Noun Edit

乞丐 (geol-gae) (hangeul 걸개)

  1. Hanja form? of 걸개 (beggar).

Related terms Edit