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JapaneseEdit

Kanji in this term
びょう
Grade: 3

Jinmeiyō
on’yomi

EtymologyEdit

Appears to be from Middle Chinese compound (/bˠiæŋH ŋuɑH/ invalid IPA characters (HH), literally sick + to lie down).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

病臥 (hiragana びょうが, rōmaji byōga, historical hiragana びやうぐわ)

  1. bedriddenness, being bedridden, being sick in bed

VerbEdit

病臥する (hiragana びょうが, rōmaji byōga, historical hiragana びやうぐわ)

  1. to be bedridden, to be sick in bed

ConjugationEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, ISBN 4-385-13905-9