体中

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
からだ
Grade: 2
ちゅう > じゅう
Grade: 1
yutōyomi

Etymology 1[edit]

Compound of (karada, body) +‎ (, throughout). The chū changes to as an instance of rendaku (連濁). The character is often read as chū in compounds, with a meaning of “middle; inside, within”, but when read as with rendaku, the meaning shifts to “throughout, all over”.

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Noun[edit]

体中 (hiragana からだじゅう, rōmaji karadajū)

  1. throughout the body, from head to foot, all over

Etymology 2[edit]

Kanji in this term
たい
Grade: 2
ちゅう
Grade: 1
on’yomi

May be from Middle Chinese compound (thejX trjuwng, literally body + center; within).

Alternatively, may be a Japanese coinage using Middle Chinese-derived elements, as a compound of (tai, body) + (chū, within, inside).

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Noun[edit]

体中 (shinjitai kanji, kyūjitai kanji 體中, hiragana たいちゅう, rōmaji taichū)

  1. the inside of the body, somewhere inside the body