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紅一点

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 紅一点 on Japanese Wikipedia
Kanji in this term
こう
Grade: 6
いつ > いっ
Grade: 1
てん
Grade: 2
on’yomi

EtymologyEdit

From a line in Ode to a Pomegranate Tree (咏石榴詩) by Wang Anshi, 「万緑叢中紅一点、動人春色不須多」, which describes a single red flower blooming in the vast surrounding area.

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紅一点 (hiragana こういってん, rōmaji kōitten)

  1. something that stands out among many other things
  2. (figuratively) a single woman among many men
    • 2004 December 18, “E・HEROエレメンタルヒーロー バーストレディ [Elemental HERO Burstlady]”, in PREMIUM PACK 8 (in Japanese), Konami:
      ほのおあやつE・HEROエレメンタルヒーローこういってんれんほのお、バーストファイヤーがあくくす。
      Honō o ayatsuru Erementaru HĪRŌ no kōitten. Guren no honō, Bāsutofaiyā ga aku o yakitsukusu.
      The sole female member of the Elemental HEROes who manipulates fire. Burstfire, her crimson fire attack, burns away evil.

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