Japanese Word Entry

回文
Kana:かいぶん
Romaji:kaibun
Definitions:
  1. circular (document), circulating letter

  2. palindrome

Alternative form: 廻文

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Chinese characters used in this word

-times, round, game, revolve, counter for occurrences, return, turn around, a time
Readings
Mandarin: ㄏㄨㄟˊ (huí)
Cantonese: wui4
Japanese: カイ (kai)、 エ (e) / まわ.る (mawaru)、 -まわ.る (-mawaru)、 -まわ.り (-mawari)、 まわ.す (mawasu)、 -まわ.す (-mawasu)、 まわ.し- (mawashi-)、 -まわ.し (-mawashi)、 もとお.る (motooru)、 か.える (kaeru)
Korean: 회 (hoe)
Vietnamese: hồi, hối
Variants
Semantic variant forms:

sentence, literature, style, art, decoration, figures, plan, literary radical (no. 67), culture, writing
Readings
Mandarin: ㄨㄣˊ (wén), ㄨㄣˋ (wèn)
Cantonese: man4, man6
Japanese: ブン (bun)、 モン (mon) / ふみ (fumi)、 あや (aya)、 かざる (kazaru)
Korean: 문 (mun)
Vietnamese: văn, vấn

round, game, revolve, go around, circumference, circle around, return, curving
Readings
Mandarin: ㄏㄨㄟˊ (huí)
Cantonese: wui4, wui6
Japanese: カイ (kai)、 エ (e) / まわ.る (mawaru)、 まわ.す (mawasu)、 もとお.る (motooru)、 めぐ.る (meguru)、 めぐ.らす (megurasu)、 めぐり (meguri)
Korean: 회 (hoe)
Vietnamese: hồi
Variants
Semantic variant forms: