へのへのもへ

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Japanese[edit]

HeNoHeNoMoHe.png

Etymology[edit]

From the hiragana characters used to draw it.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [he̞no̞he̞no̞mo̞he̞]

Noun[edit]

へのへのもへ (romaji henohenomohe)

  1. a face drawn using the hiragana characters he (へ), no (の), he (へ), no (の), mo (も), and he (へ)
    • 2008, 久保田裕道, 「日本の神さま」おもしろ小事典: 氏神、道祖神から狛犬、ナマハゲまで, PHP研究所, ISBN 9784569704609, page 28:
      も、顔の部分だけ皮を削って、「へのへのもへ」のような簡単な顔を描くだけなのですが... ...。

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Usage notes[edit]

The first two he are the eyebrows, the two no are the eyes, the mo is a nose, and the last he is the mouth.