病友

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Chinese[edit]

 
ailment; sickness; illness; disease; fall ill; sick; defect
friend
simp. and trad.
(病友)

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

病友

  1. wardmate; a friend made while staying at a hospital

Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
びょう
Grade: 3
ゆう
Grade: 2
on'yomi

Etymology[edit]

Sinitic compound of (byō, sick) +‎ (, friend). Compare Mandarin 病友 (bìng yoǔ, wardmate; a friend made in hospital).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

病友 (hiragana びょうゆう, romaji byōyū, historical hiragana びやういう)

  1. a sick friend, a friend who is ill
  2. different people who have the same disease (not necessarily friends)

References[edit]

  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