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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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仙人掌

  1. cactus (member of the Cactaceae family)

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Kanji in this term
Grade: S Grade: 1 Grade: S
jukujikun

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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.

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  • (Irregular reading)

NounEdit

仙人掌 (katakana サボテン, hiragana さぼてん, rōmaji saboten)

  1. cactus (member of the Cactaceae)

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Hanja in this term

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仙人掌 (seoninjang) (hangeul 선인장)

  1. Hanja form? of 선인장 (cactus).