かわのじ【川の字】 : kawa no ji | define meaning
Region: Honshu (Standard)
kawa no ji
- (Colloquialism) Three people, especially two parents and a child in the middle, lined up sleeping in the shape of the kanji character 川 'river'.
kawa no ji de neru
"To sleep in the shape of the character 川"
- (Literal) The character for river (川)
- (Figurative) Three vertical lines; three straight lines
Derived from かわ【川】 kawa, the genitive particle の no, and the noun じ【字】 ji "character; letter".