断么九

See also: 断幺九

JapaneseEdit

EtymologyEdit

Kanji in this term
たん
Grade: 5
やお
Hyōgaiji
ちゅー
Grade: 1
Irregular
Alternative spelling
斷么九 (kyūjitai)

Probably from (タン) (tan, sever, cut off) + (ヤオ)(チュー)(パイ) (yaochūpai, terminal and honour tiles). (Can this(+) etymology be sourced?)

The pronunciation is borrowed from Mandarin 斷幺九 (duànyāojiǔ).

Alternative formsEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • (Irregular reading)
    • IPA(key): [tã̠ɰ̃ja̠o̞t͡ɕɨᵝː]

NounEdit

断么九(タンヤオチュー) (tan'yaochū

  1. (mahjong) all simples: a (yaku, hand) that has 2-8 of any of the three main suits, lacking any 么九牌 (yaochūpai, terminal and honour tiles), worth 1 (han, double)

See alsoEdit