ChineseEdit

 
flat; level; equal
flat; level; equal; to make the same score; to tie; to draw; calm; peaceful
 
always; ever; often
always; ever; often; frequently; common; general; constant
simp. and trad.
(平常)
anagram 常平

PronunciationEdit


AdjectiveEdit

平常

  1. ordinary; common; usual; not rare; unexceptional
  2. (euphemistic) so-so; average

SynonymsEdit

  • (ordinary):
  • (so-so):

AntonymsEdit

Derived termsEdit

AdverbEdit

平常

  1. ordinarily; usually; generally

SynonymsEdit

DescendantsEdit

Sino-Xenic (平常):

JapaneseEdit

Kanji in this term
へい
Grade: 3
じょう
Grade: 5
goon kan’on

EtymologyEdit

From Middle Chinese 平常 (MC biᴇn|bˠiæŋ d͡ʑɨɐŋ). First appears in the 818 C.E. poetry compilation 文華秀麗集 (Bunka Shūrei Shū, literally Collection of Beautiful Splendid Writing).[1]

The mixed reading with goon for the first character and kan'on for the second character suggests a shift in the reading after initial borrowing.

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

(へい)(じょう) (heijōへいじやう (feizyau)? -na (adnominal (へい)(じょう) (heijō na), adverbial (へい)(じょう) (heijō ni))

  1. common, ordinary, usual
    Synonyms: 通常 (tsūjō), 普通 (futsū)
    Antonyms: 特殊 (tokushu), 特別 (tokubetsu)
  2. normal, not emergency
    Synonym: 正常 (seijō)
    Antonyms: 異常 (ijō), 非常 (hijō)

InflectionEdit

NounEdit

(へい)(じょう) (heijōへいじやう (feizyau)?

  1. commonness, ordinariness, usuality
  2. normality

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ 1988, 国語大辞典(新装版) (Kokugo Dai Jiten, Revised Edition) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Shogakukan
  2. ^ 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, →ISBN
  3. ^ 1998, NHK日本語発音アクセント辞典 (NHK Japanese Pronunciation Accent Dictionary) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: NHK, →ISBN

VietnameseEdit

Hán tự in this term

AdjectiveEdit

平常

  1. Hán tự form of bình thường (normal; ordinary; usual).

AdverbEdit

平常

  1. Hán tự form of bình thường (normally; usually).