堤防

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Chinese[edit]

dike to protect; to defend; to guard (against)
simp. and trad.
(堤防)

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Noun[edit]

堤防

  1. dike; embankment; levee

Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
てい
Grade: S
ぼう
Grade: 5
on'yomi

Etymology[edit]

/teibau//teibɔː//teiboː/

From Middle Chinese compound 堤防 (dei? bjang, literally dike, embankment + dike). Compare modern Cantonese reading tai4 fong4.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

堤防 (hiragana ていぼう, romaji teibō, historical hiragana ていばう)

  1. a levee, an embankment along a body of water, a dike
    • 1949, 豊島与志雄, 男ぎらい:
       (ちい)さな (みち) ()き、 (すこ)しく (あが)ると、 (かわ)堤防 (ていぼう) (うえ) ()ます。
      Chīsana michi o iki, sukoshiku agaru to, kawa no teibō no ue ni demasu.
      If you go down the narrow path and go up a little, you'll get to the top of the river embankment.

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Verb[edit]

堤防する (hiragana ていぼうする, romaji teibō suru, historical hiragana ていばうする)

  1. to block off with an embankment

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References[edit]

  1. ^ 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, ISBN 4-385-13905-9
  • 1988, 国語大辞典(新装版) (Kokugo Dai Jiten, Revised Edition) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Shogakukan