背水の陣

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
はい
Grade: 6
すい
Grade: 1
じん
Grade: S
on’yomi
Alternative spelling
背水之陣

Etymology[edit]

Calque of Literary Chinese 背水陣 (originally 背水陳, literally "arrange the battle array with soldiers' back to the river". (chén) is an ancient variant of (zhèn)), from the Records of the Grand Historian.

Compare modern Chinese 背水一戰背水一战 (bèishuǐ-yīzhàn).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (Tokyo) いすいのじ [hàísúí nó jíꜜǹ] (Nakadaka – [6])[1]
  • IPA(key): [ha̠isɨᵝi no̞ (d͡)ʑĩɴ]

Idiom[edit]

(はい)(すい)(じん) (haisui no jinはいすいのぢん (faisuinodin)?

  1. burning one's boats; going for broke

Derived terms[edit]

References[edit]

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