立ち聞き

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
た(ち)
Grade: 1
き(き) > ぎ(き)
Grade: 2
kun'yomi

Etymology[edit]

Compound of 立ち (tachi, the 連用形 (ren'yōkei, continuative or stem form) of verb 立つ tatsu “to stand”) +‎ 聞き (kiki, the 連用形 (ren'yōkei, continuative or stem form) of verb 聞く kiku “to hear, to listen”).[1][2] The kiki changes to giki due to rendaku (連濁).

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Noun[edit]

立ち聞き (hiragana たちぎき, romaji tachigiki)

  1. eavesdropping
  2. a type of bit ring found in Japanese riding tack: a ring on either end of the bit that goes into a horse's mouth, used to attach the bridle, or used purely decoratively to attach tassels
    This is not the rein ring, to which the reins are attached.
    The derivation of this sense is unknown.

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Verb[edit]

立ち聞き + する (hiragana たちぎきする, romaji tachigiki suru)

  1. to eavesdrop

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References[edit]

  1. ^ 1988, 国語大辞典(新装版) (Kokugo Dai Jiten, Revised Edition) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Shogakukan
  2. 2.0 2.1 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, ISBN 4-385-13905-9
  3. ^ 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