兄妹

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Chinese[edit]

elder brother younger sister
simp. and trad.
(兄妹)

Pronunciation[edit]


Noun[edit]

兄妹

  1. older brother and younger sister

Japanese[edit]

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Etymology 1[edit]

Kanji in this term
けい
Grade: 2
まい
Grade: 2
on’yomi

From (kei, elder brother, 漢音 (kan'on)) +‎ (younger sister, 呉音 (goon)), from Chinese 兄妹. Compare 兄弟 (kyōdai, brothers), 姉弟 (shitei, elder sister and younger brother).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

兄妹 (hiragana けいまい, rōmaji keimai)

  1. (collective) elder brother and younger sister

See also[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

Kanji in this term
きょう
Grade: 2
だい
Grade: 2
Irregular

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (Irregular reading)

Noun[edit]

兄妹 (hiragana きょうだい, rōmaji kyōdai, historical hiragana きやうだい)

  1. (if composed of an older brother and a younger sister) Alternative spelling of 兄弟 (siblings; brethren; brotherhood)

References[edit]

  1. ^ 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, →ISBN