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ChineseEdit

justice; righteousness; meaning elder brother
trad. (義兄)
simp. (义兄)

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NounEdit

義兄

  1. elder blood brother

JapaneseEdit

Kanji in this term

Grade: 5
けい
Grade: 2
on’yomi

EtymologyEdit

Middle Chinese 義兄

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

義兄 (hiragana ぎけい, rōmaji gikei)

  1. brother-in-law (spouse's elder brother or elder sister's husband)
  2. sworn elder brother

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, ISBN 4-385-13905-9
  2. ^ 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