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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