砉然

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Chinese[edit]

 
so; thus; like this; ‑ly; correct; right
simp. and trad.
(砉然)

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Noun[edit]

砉然

  1. (literary) the sound given off when skin and bone separate

Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
けき
Hyōgaiji
ぜん
Grade: 4
on’yomi

Etymology[edit]

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From Middle Chinese compound 砉然.

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Adjectival noun[edit]

砉然 (-tari inflection, hiragana けきぜん, rōmaji kekizen)

  1. (The addition of quotations indicative of this usage is being sought): giving off a noise like separation of skin from bone
    • 1905, Natsume Sōseki, Kairo-kō[1]:
      砉然と故なきに響を起して、白き筋の横縦に鏡に浮くとき、その人末期の覚悟せよ。
      (please add an English translation of this quote)

References[edit]

  1. ^ 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, →ISBN