人形

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Chinese[edit]

simpl. and trad.

Pronunciation[edit]


Noun[edit]

人形

  1. human shape
  2. doll, puppet

Japanese[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Kanji in this term
にん
Grade: 1
ぎょう
Grade: 2
on'yomi

From Middle Chinese 人形.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

人形 (hiragana にんぎょう, romaji ningyō, historical hiragana にんぎやう)

  1. doll, puppet
  2. a picture of someone's appearance
  3. a figurative puppet, such as someone who carries out actions for someone else
  4. (less common) a tailor's dummy, a mannequin
Derived terms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

Kanji in this term
ひと
Grade: 1
かた > がた
Grade: 2
kun'yomi

Compound of (hito, person) +‎ (kata, shape, form). The kata changes to gata due to rendaku (連濁).

Pronunciation[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Noun[edit]

人形 (hiragana ひとがた, romaji hitogata)

  1. a human shape
  2. a doll
  3. a tailor's dummy, a mannequin
  4. a proxy, a representative
  5. a person's appearance
  6. a description or sketch of a person, as in a wanted poster created by the police

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, ISBN 4-385-13905-9
  • 1988, 国語大辞典(新装版) (Kokugo Dai Jiten, Revised Edition) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Shogakukan

Korean[edit]

Hanja in this word

Noun[edit]

人形 (inhyeong) (hangeul 인형)

  1. Hanja form? of 인형, “doll, puppet”.