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Tooth for a Tooth in Chinese / Japanese...

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Ivory / Tooth

China
Japan kiba
Ivory / Tooth Wall Scroll

牙 is the character for ivory or tooth in Chinese, Japanese Kanji, and old Korean Hanja. 牙 can also mean tooth, tusk, fang, or molar.

Tooth for a tooth

China yǐ yá huán yá
Tooth for a tooth Wall Scroll

This phase often goes with "An eye for an eye," even in Chinese. Revenge seems to cross all languages, cultures, and even species (animals are known to take revenge too).

If a Chinese person uses just one part of the full proverb, it will be this "tooth for a tooth" one. Although, we are more likely to say "eye for an eye" alone in English.

Chinese people may also read this with a meaning of "Bite me and I will bite you back." However, it literally means "tooth for a tooth" or "you take my tooth, I take yours."

Eye for an eye, tooth for a tooth

China yǐ yá huán yá yǐ yǎn huán yǎn
Eye for an eye, tooth for a tooth Wall Scroll

Here's the full proverb, with the first and second parts.

However, in Chinese, it's more natural to put the "tooth" part first, so this more accurately reads "Tooth for a tooth, eye for an eye."

If revenge is important to you, I suppose this is the phase you want on your wall.


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Characters

If shown, 2nd row is Simp. Chinese

Pronunciation
Romanization
Simple Dictionary Definition


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Mandarin/ yi4
Taiwan i
Japanese yoshimura よしむら
 yoshimi よしみ
 yoshihiro よしひろ
 yoshinori よしのり
 yoshitsugu よしつぐ
 yoshikatsu よしかつ
 yoshi よし
 makoto まこと
 nori のり
 tsutomu つとむ
 tadashi ただし
 gi
Chinese justice; righteousness; meaning; foster (father etc); adopted; artificial (tooth, limb etc); relationship; friendship; surname Yi; (Tw) abbr. for 義大利|义大利[Yi4 da4 li4], Italy
Japanese (noun - becomes adjective with の) (1) morality; righteousness; justice; honour (honor); (2) meaning; (3) (Buddhist term) teachings; doctrine; (n,n-pref) (4) nonconsanguineous relationship (i.e. of in-laws); (5) prosthesis; (surname) Yoshimura; (given name) Yoshimi; (given name) Yoshihiro; (given name) Yoshinori; (personal name) Yoshitsugu; (personal name) Yoshikatsu; (surname) Yoshi; (given name) Makoto; (given name) Nori; (male given name) Tsutomu; (given name) Tadashi; (given name) Gi
The right, proper, righteous; loyal; public-spirited, public; meaning, significance. It is used for the Skt. artha, object, purpose, meaning, etc.; also for abhidheya.
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Justice / Rectitude / Right Decision

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Mandarin/ ya2
Taiwan ya
Japanese kiba きば
Chinese tooth; ivory; CL:顆|颗[ke1]
Japanese tusk; fang
Tooth, teeth; toothed; a broker.
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Ivory / Tooth

以牙還牙


以牙还牙

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Mandarin yǐ yá huán yá / yi3 ya2 huan2 ya2
Taiwan i ya huan ya
Chinese a tooth for a tooth (retaliation)
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Mandarin gēn / gen1
Taiwan ken
Japanese nemawari ねまわり
 nemawashi ねまわし
 nene ねね
 nezaki ねざき
 nesaki ねさき
 konzaki こんざき
 kon こん
 kotakane こたかね
Chinese root; basis; classifier for long slender objects, e.g. cigarettes, guitar strings; CL:條|条[tiao2]; radical (chemistry)
Japanese (1) root (of a plant); (2) root (of a tooth, hair, etc.); center (of a pimple, etc.); (3) root root (of all evil, etc.); source; origin; cause; basis; (4) one's true nature; (5) (fishing) reef; (1) stick-to-itiveness; perseverance; persistence; (2) radical (esp. one that tends to ionize easily); (3) (mathematics term) root; (4) (Buddhist term) indriya (faculty of the body having a specific function, i.e. the sensory organs); (personal name) Nemawari; (personal name) Nemawashi; (personal name) Nene; (surname) Nezaki; (surname) Nesaki; (place-name) Ne; (surname) Konzaki; (surname) Kon; (surname) Kotakane
mūla, a root, basis, origin; but when meaning an organ of sense, indriyam, a 'power', 'faculty of sense, sense, organ of sense'. M.W. A root, or source; that which is capable of producing or growing, as the eye is able to produce knowledge, as faith is able to bring forth good works, as human nature is able to produce good or evil karma. v. 五根 and 二十二根; faculties

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Mandarin chǐ / chi3
Taiwan ch`ih / chih
Japanese yowai よわい
 ha
Chinese Japanese variant of 齒|齿
Japanese (one's) age; tooth

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Mandarin píng / ping2
Taiwan p`ing / ping
Japanese hirame ひらめ
Chinese family of flatfish; sole
Japanese (1) (kana only) flounder (esp. the large-tooth flounders of family Paralichthyidae, but also lefteye flounders of family Bothidae); (2) bastard halibut; olive flounder (Paralichthys olivaceus)


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Mandarin/ qu3
Taiwan ch`ü / chü
Japanese mushiba むしば
Chinese decayed teeth; dental caries
Japanese (noun - becomes adjective with の) cavity; tooth decay; decayed tooth; caries

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齿

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Mandarin chǐ / chi3
Taiwan ch`ih / chih
Japanese ha
Chinese tooth; CL:顆|颗[ke1]
Japanese (out-dated kanji) tooth
The teeth, especially the front and upper teeth; toothed, serrated; age, class.

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う蝕

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Japanese ushoku うしょく
Japanese (med) dental caries; tooth decay

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か縁

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Japanese kaen かえん
Japanese cavity margin (e.g. tooth, body)

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乳歯

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Japanese nyuushi / nyushi にゅうし
Japanese milk (baby) tooth; first set of teeth

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乳牙

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Mandarin rǔ yá / ru3 ya2
Taiwan ju ya
Chinese deciduous tooth; milk tooth; baby tooth

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乳齒


乳齿

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Mandarin rǔ chǐ / ru3 chi3
Taiwan ju ch`ih / ju chih
Chinese deciduous tooth; milk tooth; baby tooth

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仏牙

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Japanese butsuge ぶつげ
Japanese (Buddhist term) tooth of Buddha recovered from his cremated ashes

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仮歯

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Japanese kashi かし
Japanese false tooth

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佛牙

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Mandarin fó yá / fo2 ya2
Taiwan fo ya
Japanese butsuge
Chinese Buddha's tooth (a holy relic)
This term is used in Buddhism, but due to a licensing issue, we cannot show the definition

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娜多

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Mandarin nà duō / na4 duo1
Taiwan na to
Japanese data
danta, tooth, tusk, fang.

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尖牙

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Mandarin jiān yá / jian1 ya2
Taiwan chien ya
Chinese canine tooth; fang; tusk

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差歯

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Japanese sashiba さしば
Japanese (1) post crown; dowel crown; false tooth; (2) "tooth" on a geta clog

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平目

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Japanese hirame ひらめ
Japanese (1) (kana only) flounder (esp. the large-tooth flounders of family Paralichthyidae, but also lefteye flounders of family Bothidae); (2) bastard halibut; olive flounder (Paralichthys olivaceus); (surname) Hirame

彈多


弹多

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Mandarin dàn duō / dan4 duo1
Taiwan tan to
Japanese danta
danta, a tooth.

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基牙

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Mandarin jī yá / ji1 ya2
Taiwan chi ya
Chinese abutment tooth (dentistry)

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切歯

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Japanese sesshi せっし
Japanese (noun - becomes adjective with の) (1) incisor tooth; (noun/participle) (2) grinding one's teeth; bruxism; gnashing of teeth

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切牙

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Mandarin qiē yá / qie1 ya2
Taiwan ch`ieh ya / chieh ya
Chinese incisor tooth

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出歯

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Japanese deba でば
Japanese protruding tooth; overbite

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入歯

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Japanese ireba いれば
Japanese false tooth; denture

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充填

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Mandarin chōng tián / chong1 tian2
Taiwan ch`ung t`ien / chung tien
Japanese juuten / juten じゅうてん
Chinese to fill (gap, hole, area, blank); to pad out; to complement; (dental) filling; filled
Japanese (noun/participle) fill (up); plug; replenish; filling (in tooth); loading (gun with ammunition, camera with film)

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前歯

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Japanese maeba まえば
 zenshi ぜんし
Japanese front tooth

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恆牙


恒牙

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Mandarin héng yá / heng2 ya2
Taiwan heng ya
Chinese permanent tooth (as opposed to deciduous tooth 乳牙); adult tooth

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槽牙

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Mandarin cáo yá / cao2 ya2
Taiwan ts`ao ya / tsao ya
Chinese molar tooth

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The following table may be helpful for those studying Chinese or Japanese...

Title CharactersRomaji(Romanized Japanese)Various forms of Romanized Chinese
Ivory
Tooth
kibayá / ya2 / ya
Tooth for a tooth 以牙還牙
以牙还牙
yǐ yá huán yá
yi3 ya2 huan2 ya2
yi ya huan ya
yiyahuanya
i ya huan ya
iyahuanya
Eye for an eye, tooth for a tooth 以牙還牙以眼還眼
以牙还牙以眼还眼
yǐ yá huán yá yǐ yǎn huán yǎn
yi3 ya2 huan2 ya2 yi3 yan3 huan2 yan3
yi ya huan ya yi yan huan yan
yiyahuanyayiyanhuanyan
i ya huan ya i yen huan yen
iyahuanyaiyenhuanyen
In some entries above you will see that characters have different versions above and below a line.
In these cases, the characters above the line are Traditional Chinese, while the ones below are Simplified Chinese.

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A high-ranked Chinese master calligrapher that I met in Zhongwei

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