Han characterEdit

(radical 145 +11, 17 strokes, cangjie input 中田廿十 (LWTJ))

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  • KangXi: not present, would follow page 1124, character 14
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 34574
  • Dae Jaweon: page 1591, character 23
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: not present, would follow volume 5, page 3107, character 10
  • Unihan data for U+8945


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(uncommon “Hyōgai” kanji)



Probably related to verb 千早ぶ ‎(chihayabu, to move or act ferociously, with terrible godly power), itself an alteration from 逸早ぶ ‎(ichihayabu, to move or act quickly and strongly), deriving from adjective 逸早し ‎(ichihayashi, strong and fast; extremely fast).[1]


Alternative formsEdit


‎(hiragana ちはや, romaji chihaya)

  1. a cloth or cord used to tie back the sleeves of a robe, primarily used by women to get the sleeves out of the way for work such as shrine ceremonies or kitchen work
  2. a kind of ceremonial overcoat with a long white hem worn by the sweeper or branch-holder in certain Shintō ceremonies
  3. a kind of sleeveless vest or waistcoat used in kabuki or 人形浄瑠璃 ‎(ningyō jōruri, puppet theater)


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