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ChineseEdit

superfluous meat; flesh
trad. (贅肉)
simp. (赘肉)
anagram 肉贅肉赘

PronunciationEdit


NounEdit

贅肉

  1. excess fat on one's body; flab; bulge

JapaneseEdit

Kanji in this term
ぜい
Hyōgaiji
にく
Grade: 2
on’yomi

EtymologyEdit

Probably from Middle Chinese compound 贅肉 (dzui? nyuwk, literally excess + flesh, meat). Compare modern Cantonese reading zeoi6 juk6.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

贅肉 (hiragana ぜいにく, rōmaji zeiniku)

  1. excess fat on one's body, flab, bulge

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, →ISBN