影像

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Chinese[edit]

 
picture; image; reflection; shadow
 
(look) like; similar (to); appearance; to appear; to seem; image; portrait; resemble; seem
simp. and trad.
(影像)
alt. forms 影象

Pronunciation[edit]


Noun[edit]

影像

  1. portrait; painting
  2. impression; image (in one's mind)
  3. image (produced by machines); silhouette
  4. (medicine) Short for 影像學影像学 (yǐngxiàngxué, “radiology”).

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Japanese[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Kanji in this term
えい
Grade: S
ぞう
Grade: 5
on’yomi

/eizau//eizɔː//eizoː/

From Middle Chinese compound 影像 (ʔjængX zjangX, literally shadow, reflection + image, resemble).

Uses the kan'on reading ei for the first character, and the goon reading for the second character. The combined reading is likely a later innovation in Japanese after initial borrowing.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

影像 (hiragana えいぞう, rōmaji eizō, historical hiragana えいざう)

  1. a portrait (as of a person)
  2. an image, a picture
Synonyms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

Kanji in this term
よう
Grade: S
ぞう
Grade: 5
on’yomi

/yauzau//yɔːzɔː//yoːzoː/

From Middle Chinese compound 影像 (ʔjængX zjangX, literally shadow, reflection + image, resemble).

The goon reading for both characters, so likely close to the reading as initially borrowed.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

影像 (hiragana ようぞう, rōmaji yōzō, historical hiragana やうざう)

  1. (obsolete) a portrait (as of a person)
  2. (obsolete) an image, a picture
Usage notes[edit]

The yōzō reading appears to be obsolete in modern Japanese.

References[edit]

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