屏風

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Chinese[edit]

 
(standing) screen; get rid of; put aside; reject; keep control; hold back
 
wind; news; style; custom; manner
trad. (屏風)
simp. (屏风)

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Noun[edit]

屏風

  1. folding screen (temporary partition)
    屏風 / 屏风  ―  fàng shàng píngfēng  ―  to put up a screen

Japanese[edit]

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屏風 (byōbu): a folding screen from the 17th century
Kanji in this term
びょう
Hyōgaiji
ふ > ぶ
Grade: 2
on'yomi

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Chinese 屏風 (beng pjuwng). Compare modern simplified Mandarin 屏风 (píngfēng). First mention in Japanese recorded history was in reference to a gift in 686 from the Silla kingdom on the Korean peninsula.

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Noun[edit]

屏風 (hiragana びょうぶ, romaji byōbu, historical hiragana びやうぶ)

  1. a folding screen

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References[edit]

  1. ^ 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, ISBN 4-385-13905-9