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to circle; to go back; to turn around; to answer; to return; to revolve; (a measure word for matters or actions) a time; Islam
 
language; culture; writing; formal; literary; gentle
simp. and trad.
(回文)

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NounEdit

回文

  1. palindrome

JapaneseEdit

Kanji in this term
かい
Grade: 2
ぶん
Grade: 1
on’yomi

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EtymologyEdit

/kwaibun/ > /kaibun/.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

回文 (hiragana かいぶん, rōmaji kaibun, historical hiragana くゎいぶん)

  1. that which when read from start to end or end to start results in the same phrase; a palindrome. In Japanese, the sound unit is the mora, and voicing constraints are ignored.