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びんたん

 Kyushu (Nagasaki)

bintan

Definition

Noun

  1. Cheek; cheeks

Etymology

Cognate to standard Japanese びんた binta "a slap in the face"; Nagasaki びんたん bintan "cheek"; Kagoshima びんた binta "head"; and Okinawan びんた binta "sideburns; upper cheeks". Ultimately derived from びん【鬢】 bin "sideburns; hair on the temples", itself of Chinese origin (cf. Mandarin bìn; Cantonese ban3; and Korean 빈 bin). Compounded with the term 【手】 ta "hand".

意味:ほほ・ほお【頬・頰】、ほっぺた【頬っぺた】

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