ChineseEdit

healthy
 
all; whole; entire
all; whole; entire; every; complete
trad. (健全)
simp. #(健全)

PronunciationEdit


AdjectiveEdit

健全

  1. (of a person) healthy; sound; able-bodied
    精神健全  ―  jīngshén bù jiànquán  ―  to be mentally unsound; unsoundness of mind
  2. (of knowledge, organisation, etc.) perfectly complete; comprehensive; broad

SynonymsEdit

  • (healthy): 健康 (jiànkāng)
  • (perfectly complete):

VerbEdit

健全

  1. to make complete, perfect or comprehensive; to strengthen; to refine

SynonymsEdit

Derived termsEdit

DescendantsEdit

Sino-Xenic (健全):

JapaneseEdit

Kanji in this term
けん
Grade: 4
ぜん
Grade: 3
on’yomi

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

First used by Gendan Sugita (杉田玄端) for the translation of Dutch gezond. Appeared in the book 健全学 (1867) which is a doubly translated version of The Book of Health (1850) by Robert James Mann from Dutch translation.

  • 『ゲゾント』とは無病健全の義 - 健全学 (1867)

AdjectiveEdit

(けん)(ぜん) (kenzen-na (adnominal (けん)(ぜん) (kenzen na), adverbial (けん)(ぜん) (kenzen ni))

  1. healthy; sound
  2. normal; orthodox
  3. all ages; free of sexual content

InflectionEdit

NounEdit

(けん)(ぜん) (kenzen

  1. healthiness
  2. norm