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palm (of hand); in charge of
simp. and trad.
(仙人掌)
仙人
Literally: “immortal man's palm”.
 
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仙人掌

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NounEdit

仙人掌

  1. cactus (member of the Cactaceae)

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JapaneseEdit

 
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Irregular

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EtymologyEdit

Unknown. Perhaps from Portuguese sabão (soap) + (te, hand), as cactus stems were used by the Portuguese to remove stains. The kanji are jukujikun (熟字訓), from Chinese 仙人掌.

PronunciationEdit

  • (Irregular reading)
  • (Tokyo) ボテン [sàbótéń] (Heiban - [0])
  • IPA(key): [sa̠bo̞tẽ̞ɴ]

NounEdit

仙人掌 (katakana サボテン, rōmaji saboten)

  1. cactus (member of the Cactaceae)

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