ChineseEdit

eight divinatory trigram
simp. and trad.
(八卦)
 
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EtymologyEdit

The figurative sense reportedly originates from the practice of using trigrams to censor explicit body parts on some Hong Kong tabloids.

PronunciationEdit


NounEdit

八卦

  1. eight divinatory trigrams of the I Ching
  2. (figuratively) gossip; tittle-tattle; rumour
    八卦雜誌 / 八卦杂志  ―  bāguà zázhì  ―  gossip magazine; tabloid magazine

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DescendantsEdit

Sino-Xenic (八卦):

Others:

VerbEdit

八卦

  1. (figuratively) to gossip; to tittle-tattle

AdjectiveEdit

八卦

  1. (figuratively) prone to gossip; gossipy

JapaneseEdit

Etymology 1Edit

 
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Kanji in this term
はち > はっ
Grade: 1

Hyōgaiji
on’yomi

/pæti kʷe/ → */patikke//fakke//hakke/

From Middle Chinese 八卦 (MC pˠɛt̚ kˠuɛH).

The goon reading, so likely the initial borrowing.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

八卦(はっけ) (hakke) (historical hiragana はちけ)

  1. bagua: the eight divinatory trigrams of the 易経 (Ekikyō, I Ching):
    1. - (ken, qián)
    2. - (da, duì)
    3. - (ri, )
    4. - (shin, zhèn)
    5. - (son, xùn)
    6. - (kan, kǎn)
    7. - (gon, gèn)
    8. - (kon, kūn)
  2. (by extension) augury, divination, scrying, fortune-telling; particularly using bagua trigrams
    Synonyms: 占い (uranai), 占術 (senjutsu), 占卜 (senboku), 卜占 (bokusen)
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Proper nounEdit

八卦(はっけ) (Hakke) (historical hiragana はちけ)

  1. a place name

Etymology 2Edit

Kanji in this term
はつ > はっ
Grade: 1

Hyōgaiji
on’yomi

/pætu kʷa//fakkwa//hakka/

From Middle Chinese 八卦 (MC pˠɛt̚ kˠuɛH).

The kan'on reading, so likely a later borrowing.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

八卦(はっか) (hakka) (historical hiragana はつくわ)

  1. same as はっけ (​hakke) above
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See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, →ISBN
  2. ^ 1998, NHK日本語発音アクセント辞典 (NHK Japanese Pronunciation Accent Dictionary) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: NHK, →ISBN