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ChineseEdit

 
to finish; to be over; whole; complete; entire
piece of jade with hole in center
simp. and trad.
(完璧)
Literally: “intact jade”.

EtymologyEdit

Short for 完璧歸趙完璧归赵 (wánbìguīzhào, “returning the jade intact to the State of Zhao”).

PronunciationEdit


NounEdit

完璧

  1. (literally) intact jade; perfect jade
  2. (figuratively) perfect person or object; perfection
  3. (figuratively) virgin

AdjectiveEdit

完璧

  1. (to return something) intact; in good condition; complete
  2. flawless; perfect

JapaneseEdit

Kanji in this term
かん
Grade: 4
へき > ぺき
Grade: S
on’yomi

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle Chinese 完璧 (MC ɦuɑn piᴇk̚). Compare Mandarin 完璧 (wánbì).

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

完璧 (-na inflection, hiragana かんぺき, rōmaji kanpeki, historical hiragana くわんぺき)

  1. perfect, infallible, complete

Usage notesEdit

完壁 is a common misspelling for 完璧 (kanpeki, perfect, perfection) in which the character (heki, jewel, + ) has been replaced with (heki, wall, + ).

InflectionEdit

SynonymsEdit

NounEdit

完璧 (hiragana かんぺき, rōmaji kanpeki, historical hiragana くわんぺき)

  1. perfection, infallibility, completeness

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ 1998, NHK日本語発音アクセント辞典 (NHK Japanese Pronunciation Accent Dictionary) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: NHK, ISBN 978-4-14-011112-3

KoreanEdit

Hanja in this term

NounEdit

完璧 (wanbyeok) (hangeul 완벽)

  1. Hanja form? of 완벽 (perfection, flawlessness).