顔映し

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
Grade: 2 Grade: 6
Irregular

Etymology[edit]

Compound of ‎(kaho, face) +‎ 映し ‎(hayushi, florid, flushed).[1][2] Note that ‎(kao) in modern Japanese was historically pronounced /kaho/. When combined with 映ゆし ‎(hayushi), this became /kaha/ + /hajuɕi/. Due to historical phonological processes, medial /-ha-/ changes into /wa/, thus producing /kawahajuɕi/.

Adjective[edit]

顔映し ‎(-i inflection, hiragana かわはゆし, romaji kawahayushi, historical hiragana かははゆし)

  1. (archaic) one's face turns red
  2. (archaic) to feel embarrassed, have a guilty conscience
    • c. 1120: Konjaku Monogatarishū 19.9
      然レドモ極テカハゝユク思エテ、此ノ事ヲ人ニ不云ズシテ耄ケ行ク程ニ

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References[edit]

  1. ^ 1988, 国語大辞典(新装版) (Kokugo Dai Jiten, Revised Edition) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Shogakukan
  2. ^ 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, ISBN 4-385-13905-9
  • 1962 March 5 [c. 1120], Yoshio Yamada; Tadao Yamada, Hideo Yamada, Toshio Yamada, Konjaku Monogatarishū (Volume 4) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Iwanami Shoten, ISBN 4-0006-0025-7: