膝の皿

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JapaneseEdit

Kanji in this term
ひざ
Grade: S
さら
Grade: 3
kun'yomi

EtymologyEdit

Compound of ‎(hiza, knee) +‎ ‎(no, possessive particle: 's) +‎ ‎(sara, dish, plate), from the shape of the bone.[1]

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

膝の皿 ‎(hiragana ひざのさら, romaji hiza no sara)

  1. (anatomy) the kneecap, the patella

Usage notesEdit

Both 膝の皿 ‎(hiza no sara) and 膝皿 ‎(hiza sara) are in use in modern Japanese, with 膝の皿 ‎(hiza no sara) used more frequently. The term 膝蓋骨 ‎(shitsugaikotsu) is somewhat more technical, a bit like English patella compared to kneecap.

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ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, ISBN 4-385-13905-9