# 平方

## Chinese

flat; level; equal
flat; level; equal; to make the same score; to tie; to draw; calm; peaceful

square; quadrilateral; place; region; direction; side; method; way; prescription; power; upright; just

(平方)

### Noun

1. square (as in square foot, square mile, square root); second power

Sino-Xenic (平方):

### Classifier

1. (chiefly Mainland China) Short for 平方米 (píngfāngmǐ, “square metre”).

## Japanese

Kanji in this term
へい
ほう
kan'on on'yomi

### Etymology

Probably from Chinese 平方 (píngfāng, literally "flat square", "flat" because it accounts for 2 dimensions only). Compare 立方 (rippō, cube, literally "standing square", accounting for the third dimension).

First attested in Japanese in a text from 1875.[1]

### Noun

(へい)(ほう) (heihōへいはう (feifau)?

1. [from 1886] the second power of a number etc., square
2. [from 1875] a square area
１０００(いっせん) 平方(へいほう)メートル
issen heihō mētoru
1,000 square meters

### References

1. ^ Shōgaku Tosho (1988) 国語大辞典（新装版） [Unabridged Dictionary of Japanese (Revised Edition)] (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Shogakukan, →ISBN
2. ^ Matsumura, Akira, editor (2006), 大辞林 [Daijirin] (in Japanese), Third edition, Tokyo: Sanseidō, →ISBN

## Korean

Hanja in this term

### Noun

1. hanja form? of 평방 (square)

## Vietnamese

chữ Hán Nôm in this term

### Noun

1. chữ Hán form of bình phương (square).

1. chữ Hán form of bình phương (squared).