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Translingual[edit]

shinjitai

simplified

traditional

Han character[edit]

(radical 130 +7, 11 strokes, cangjie input 月火山大 (BFUK), composition)

References[edit]

  • KangXi: not present, would follow page 985, character 11
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 29567
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: not present, would follow volume 3, page 2082, character 1
  • Unihan data for U+8133

Japanese[edit]

Kanji[edit]

(grade 6 “Kyōiku” kanjishinjitai kanji, kyūjitai form )

  1. brain

Readings[edit]

Compounds[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

(nazuki, ): a brain in a jar.
Kanji in this term
なずき
Grade: 6
kun'yomi

/naduki//nad͡zuki//nazuki/

Originally the noun stem form naduki of verb 漬く (naduku, modern nazuku, “to be immersed in water or other liquid”).

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Noun[edit]

‎(shinjitai kanji, kyūjitai kanji , hiragana なずき, romaji nazuki, historical hiragana なづき)

  1. (archaic, anatomy) the brain
  2. by extension, the head

Etymology 2[edit]

Kanji in this term
のう
Grade: 6
on'yomi

/nau//noː/

From Middle Chinese ‎(nɑ̌u, brain).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

‎(shinjitai kanji, kyūjitai kanji , hiragana のう, romaji , historical hiragana なう)

  1. (anatomy) brain
  2. (figuratively) one's brains, one's mental functioning
    あの野郎 (やろう) ()まれつき (のう) (よわ)い。
    Ano yarō wa umaretsuki ga yowai.
    That guy was born [with weak brains] → dim-witted.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Yoshinori Kobayashi, Kojisho Ongi Shūsei 1: Shin'yaku Kegonkyō Ongi Shiki (in Japanese), Kyūko Shoin (published 1978; original text from 794), ISBN 4-7629-3088-1.
  2. ^ 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, ISBN 4-385-13905-9