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horse; surname tail
trad. (馬尾)
simp. (马尾)
 
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NounEdit

馬尾

  1. horse's tail
  2. ponytail (hairstyle)

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JapaneseEdit

Etymology 1Edit

Kanji in this term

Grade: 2

Grade: S
on’yomi

May be from Middle Chinese compound 馬尾 (MC mˠaX mʉiX). The 漢音 (kan'on), so a borrowing from no earlier than the Heian period.

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NounEdit

馬尾 (hiragana ばび, rōmaji babi)

  1. a horsetail
  2. horsehair, specifically from the tail
  3. (anatomy) cauda equina
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Etymology 2Edit

Kanji in this term
Grade: 2 Grade: S
Irregular

Apparently derived from , (su, latticework, matting, or netting in a strainer), as horsehair was often used to make this.[2]

The kanji are jukujikun (熟字訓).

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NounEdit

馬尾 (hiragana , rōmaji su)

  1. horsehair, specifically from the tail

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, →ISBN
  2. ^ 1988, 国語大辞典(新装版) (Kokugo Dai Jiten, Revised Edition) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Shogakukan