親父

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Chinese[edit]

 
dear; intimate; parent; relation; closely related; parents-in-law of one's offspring
father
trad. (親父)
simp. (亲父)
anagram 父親父亲

Pronunciation[edit]


Noun[edit]

親父

  1. (literary) biological father

Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
おや > や
Grade: 2
ちち > じ
Grade: 2
Irregular
Kanji in this term
おや
Grade: 2
ちち > じ
Grade: 2
Irregular

Etymology 1[edit]

Perhaps from (oya, parent) +‎ (chichi, father). The reading appears to be an alteration of an earlier form, oyachichi, perhaps under the influence of (chichi, jiji, jī, old man). The kanji are jukujikun (熟字訓).

Alternative forms[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

親父 (hiragana おやじ, katakana オヤジ, rōmaji oyaji, historical hiragana おやぢ, historical katakana オヤヂ)
(alternative reading hiragana やじ, romaji yaji, historical hiragana やぢ, historical katakana ヤヂ)

  1. (informal) an old man (elderly man)
  2. (informal) an old man (father)
    • 2007 October 20, Hiroshi, Izawa; Kotaro, Yamada, “だい42 ちち [Chapter 42: Father and Son]”, in ファイアーエムブレム 覇者の剣 [Fire Emblem: Sword of Champions], volume 5 (fiction, in Japanese), Jump Remix edition, Tokyo: Shueisha, ISBN 978-4-08-109486-8, pages 215–216:
      やめろ オヤジ…や…やめてくれよ‼ オヤジ (たたか)えるわけないだろ―――――‼ なんでだよ オヤジ…なんで…なんでわかってくれねぇんだ⁉ オレだよ!アルだ‼ オヤジィ
      Yamero oyaji… Ya…yamete kure yo‼ Oyaji to tatakaeru wakenai daro―――――‼ Nan de da yo oyaji… Nan de… Nan de wakatte kurenēn da⁉ Ore da yo! Aru da‼ Oyajī
      Stop it, pops… St…Stop it, please‼ I can’t fight you, pops‼ Why, pops… Why… Why can’t you hear me⁉ It’s me‼ I’m Al‼ Pops‼
    • 2007 October 20, Hiroshi, Izawa; Kotaro, Yamada, “だい42 ちち [Chapter 42: Father and Son]”, in ファイアーエムブレム 覇者の剣 [Fire Emblem: Sword of Champions], volume 5 (fiction, in Japanese), Jump Remix edition, Tokyo: Shueisha, ISBN 978-4-08-109486-8, page 225:
       () ()ましてくれよ…オヤジオヤジ オレ…オレ… (つよ)くなっただろ?
      Me o samashitekure yo… OyajiOyaji Ore… Ore… tsuyoku natta daro?
      Please wake up… pops… Pops, I… I have… gotten stronger, haven’t I?
Usage notes[edit]
  • The word is relatively masculine in usage. A woman is unlikely to use it to refer to her own father.

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Etymology 2[edit]

Kanji in this term
しん
Grade: 2
ふ > ぷ
Grade: 2
on’yomi

From Chinese 親父

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

親父 (hiragana しんぷ, rōmaji shinpu)

  1. one's own father