膝頭

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JapaneseEdit

Kanji in this term
ひざ
Grade: S
かしら > がしら
Grade: 2
kun'yomi

EtymologyEdit

Compound of ‎(hiza, knee) +‎ ‎(kashira, head; top, tip).[1][2] The kashira changes to gashira as an instance of rendaku (連濁).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

膝頭 ‎(hiragana ひざがしら, romaji hizagashira)

  1. (anatomy) The front of the knee.
  2. (anatomy) The kneecap, the patella.

Usage notesEdit

This term is even more general in meaning than 膝の皿 ‎(hiza no sara) / 膝皿 ‎(hiza sara) or 膝蓋骨 ‎(shitsugaikotsu).

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ 1988, 国語大辞典(新装版) (Kokugo Dai Jiten, Revised Edition) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Shogakukan
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, ISBN 4-385-13905-9
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