大福

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大福 (daifuku)
Kanji in this term
だい
Grade: 1
ふく
Grade: 3
on'yomi

Etymology[edit]

From 大腹餅 (だいふくもち, daifuku mochi, big stomach mochi (“very filling mochi”)), by replacing (ふく, fuku, stomach) by homophone (ふく, fuku, luck).

Previously 腹太餅 (はらぶともち, harabuto mochi (“very filling mochi”), stomach fat mochi).[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

大福 (hiragana だいふく, romaji daifuku)

  1. a Japanese confection consisting of a mochi (glutinous rice cake) stuffed with 餡子 (あんこ, anko, red bean paste).

References[edit]

  1. ^ [1]
  2. ^ 1998, NHK日本語発音アクセント辞典 (NHK Japanese Pronunciation Accent Dictionary) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: NHK, ISBN 978-4-14-011112-3