平和

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Chinese[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

 
flat; level; equal; to make the same score; to tie; to draw; calm; peaceful
 
mix together; peace; harmony; and; with; union; cap (a poem); respond in singing; soft; warm
simp. and trad.
(平和)
anagram 和平

Pronunciation[edit]


Note: phiàng-fò - only "placid, polite".

Adjective[edit]

平和

  1. having a mild temperament; polite
  2. peaceful; placid
    心境平和  ―  xīnjìng pínghé  ―  peace of mind
  3. harmonious; concordant

Proper noun[edit]

平和

  1. () Pinghe (a county of Zhangzhou, Fujian, China)

Etymology 2[edit]

 
flat; level; equal; to make the same score; to tie; to draw; calm; peaceful
 
mix together; peace; harmony; and; with; union; cap (a poem); respond in singing; soft; warm
simp. and trad.
(平和)
alt. forms 平糊
平胡
anagram 和平

Pronunciation[edit]


Noun[edit]

平和

  1. (mahjong) no points hand

Japanese[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

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Kanji in this term
へい
Grade: 3

Grade: 3
on’yomi

First attested in the Meiji period.

Rearrangement of 和平 (wahei, peace), likely that (hei) also means "flat", therefore switching the kanji meant "calm, equal + harmony → peace". (Can this(+) etymology be sourced?)

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

平和 (-na inflection, hiragana へいわ, rōmaji heiwa)

  1. peaceful
     (へい) ()世界 (せかい)
    Heiwa na sekai.
    A peaceful world.
  2. calm
Inflection[edit]

Noun[edit]

平和 (hiragana へいわ, rōmaji heiwa)

  1. peace, a peaceful situation
     () ()かに (へい) () ()るならば、いつか (はな) ()く。
    Doko ka ni heiwa ga aru nara ba, itsuka hana mo saku.
    If there is peace, someday the flowers shall bloom.
  2. calm, calmness
Derived terms[edit]

Synonyms[edit]

Anagrams[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

平和 (hiragana へいわ, rōmaji Heiwa)

  1. a female given name
  2. a place name

Etymology 2[edit]

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Kanji in this term
ぴん
Grade: 3

Grade: 3
Irregular

Borrowing from Chinese 平和 (pínghú).[1][2]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

平和 (katakana ピンフ, rōmaji pinfu, alternative reading ピンホー, rōmaji pinhō)

  1. (mahjong) no points hand: a (yaku, winning hand) that does not have any of the following: triplets, quads, the player's seat wind, the prevailing wind, or dragons; and the winning tile completes a two-sided wait sequence; worth 1 (han, double)
Derived terms[edit]

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, →ISBN
  2. ^ 1995, 大辞泉 (Daijisen) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Shogakukan, →ISBN

Korean[edit]

Hanja in this term

Noun[edit]

平和 (pyeonghwa) (hangeul 평화)

  1. Hanja form? of 평화 (peace).