Chinese Word Entry

丫髻
Mandarin (Zhuyin): ㄧㄚ ㄐㄧˋ
Mandarin (Pinyin): yā jì
Cantonese (Jyutping): aa1 gai3
Definitions:
  1. bun (of hair)

  2. topknot


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Chinese characters used in this word

bifurcation, fork, forked
Readings
Mandarin: ㄧㄚ (yā)
Cantonese: aa1
Japanese: ア (a)、 ヤ (ya) / ふたまた (futamata)、 あげまき (agemaki)、 ふたまた (hutamata)
Korean: 아 (a)
Vietnamese: a, giác, nha

samurai topknot, hair rolled up in a bun, topknot
Readings
Mandarin: ㄐㄧˋ (jì), ㄐㄧㄝˊ (jié)
Cantonese: gai3
Japanese: ケイ (kei)、 キツ (kitsu) / たぶさ (tabusa)、 みずら (mizura)、 もとどり (motodori)
Korean: 계 (gye), 길 (gil)
Vietnamese: kế, kết