部屋子

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
Grade: 3 Grade: 3 Grade: 1

Etymology[edit]

Compound of heya (room) and ko (child).

Noun[edit]

部屋子 (hiragana へやご, romaji heyago)

  1. an adult son residing with his parents; generally has not yet or can not come into family inheritance
  2. a female servant working in a daimyō, ōoku, or other high-ranking house
  3. a young kabuki apprentice entrusted to a mentor