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Kanji in this term
あか
Grade: 1
kun’yomi

EtymologyEdit

Compound of (aka, red) +‎ 頭巾 (zukin, hood).[1][2][3]

PronunciationEdit

Alternative formsEdit

NounEdit

赤ずきん (hiragana あかずきん, rōmaji akazukin, historical hiragana あかづきん)

  1. any red hood or headscarf
  2. (historical) a red head covering for children suffering from chicken pox or other rashes, as the red color was thought to ease symptoms
  3. (historical) a red hood or headscarf worn as punishment for violating the rules of a village

Proper nounEdit

赤ずきん (hiragana あかずきん, rōmaji Akazukin, historical hiragana あかづきん)

  1. Little Red Riding Hood

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ 1988, 国語大辞典(新装版) (Kokugo Dai Jiten, Revised Edition) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Shogakukan
  2. ^ 1995, 大辞泉 (Daijisen) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Shogakukan, →ISBN
  3. 3.0 3.1 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, →ISBN
  4. ^ 1998, NHK日本語発音アクセント辞典 (NHK Japanese Pronunciation Accent Dictionary) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: NHK, →ISBN