顔映し

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JapaneseEdit

Kanji in this term
かお > かわ
Grade: 2
はゆ
Grade: 6
kun'yomi

EtymologyEdit

Appears in sources from the late Heian period.

Compound of (kawo, face, classical reading; kao in modern Japanese) +‎ 映し(hayushi, florid, flushed).[1][2]

/kawo hajuɕi//kawa hajuɕi/

Note that (kao) in modern Japanese was historically pronounced /kapo/, shifting to /kafo/ and then to /kawo/ by the 11th century. When combined with 映ゆし(hayushi), the /kawo/ shifted to become /kawa/ + /hajuɕi/. This appears to be the only word where the final -o in kawo shifted to -a; this may have been influenced by the initial -a- in hayushi.

AdjectiveEdit

顔映し ‎(-i inflection, hiragana かわはゆし, romaji kawahayushi, historical hiragana かははゆし)

  1. (archaic) red-faced
  2. (archaic) embarrassed, guilty of conscience
    • c. 1120: Konjaku Monogatarishū 19.9
      然レドモ極テカハゝユク思エテ、此ノ事ヲ人ニ不云ズシテ耄ケ行ク程ニ

Derived termsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ 1988, 国語大辞典(新装版) (Kokugo Dai Jiten, Revised Edition) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Shogakukan
  2. ^ 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, ISBN 4-385-13905-9
  • Yamada, Yoshio; Tadao Yamada, Hideo Yamada, Toshio Yamada (1962-03-05) Konjaku Monogatarishū (Volume 4) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Iwanami Shoten, ISBN 4-0006-0025-7