回文

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Chinese[edit]

 
to circle; to go back; to turn around; to answer; to return; to revolve; (a measure word for matters or actions) a time; Islam
 
language; culture; writing; formal; literary; gentle
simp. and trad.
(回文)

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

回文

  1. palindrome

Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
かい
Grade: 2
ぶん
Grade: 1
on'yomi

Etymology[edit]

/kwaibun/ > /kaibun/.

Alternative forms[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

回文 (hiragana かいぶん, romaji kaibun, historical hiragana くゎいぶん)

  1. that which when read from start to end or end to start results in the same phrase; a palindrome. In Japanese, the sound unit is the mora, and voicing constraints are ignored.