八卦

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Chinese[edit]

eight divinatory trigram
simp. and trad.
(八卦)
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Etymology[edit]

The figurative sense reportedly originates from the practice of using trigrams to censor explicit body parts on some Hong Kong tabloids.

Pronunciation[edit]


Noun[edit]

八卦

  1. eight divinatory trigrams of the I Ching
  2. (figuratively) gossip; tittle-tattle; rumour
    八卦雜誌 / 八卦杂志  ―  bāguà zázhì  ―  gossip magazine; tabloid magazine

Derived terms[edit]

Verb[edit]

八卦

  1. (figuratively) to gossip; to tittle-tattle

Adjective[edit]

八卦

  1. (figuratively) prone to gossip; gossipy

Japanese[edit]

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Kanji in this term
はち > はっ
Grade: 1

Hyōgaiji
on’yomi

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

八卦 (hiragana はっけ, rōmaji hakke)

  1. The eight divinatory trigrams of the I Ching.
  2. augury, divination, scrying, fortune-telling, particularly using trigrams.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ 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