渦巻き

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
うず
Grade: S
ま(き)
Grade: 6
kun’yomi

Etymology[edit]

Compound of  (うず) (uzu, whirlpool) +  (まき) (maki, roll, winding). (Can this(+) etymology be sourced?)

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A curve that is the locus of a point, that rotates about a fixed point, while continuously increasing its distance from that point.

渦巻き (hiragana うずまき, rōmaji uzumaki, historical hiragana うづまき)

  1. (geometry) spiral; a curve that is the locus of a point, that rotates about a fixed point, while continuously increasing its distance from that point.
  2. (by extension) Short for 渦巻き形 (spiral-shaped).
  3. (by extension) Short for 渦巻き模様 (whirling or spiral pattern).
  4. whirlpool, eddy, vortex

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References[edit]

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