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Ivory / Tooth

kiba
Ivory / Tooth Vertical 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

yǐ yá huán yá
Tooth for a tooth Vertical 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

yǐ yá huán yá yǐ yǎn huán yǎn
Eye for an eye, tooth for a tooth Vertical 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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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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Characters

If shown, 2nd row is Simp. Chinese

Pronunciation
Romanization
Simple Dictionary Definition

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/ ya2
ya
 kiba / きば
Eye for an eye, tooth for a tooth Vertical Wall Scroll
tooth; ivory; CL:顆|颗[ke1]
tusk; fang
Tooth, teeth; toothed; a broker.


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/ yi4
i
 gi / ぎ
Eye for an eye, tooth for a tooth Vertical Wall Scroll
justice; righteousness; meaning; foster (father etc); adopted; artificial (tooth, limb etc); relationship; friendship
(noun - becomes adjective with の) (1) morality; righteousness; justice; honour (honor); (2) meaning; (3) {Buddh} teachings; doctrine; (n,n-pref) (4) nonconsanguineous relationship (i.e. of in-laws); (5) prosthesis; (surname) Yoshimura
The right, proper, righteous; loyal; public-spirited, public; meaning, significance. It is used for the Skt. artha, object, purpose, meaning, etc.; also for abhidheya.

以牙還牙


以牙还牙

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yǐ yá huán yá / yi3 ya2 huan2 ya2
i ya huan ya
Eye for an eye, tooth for a tooth Vertical Wall Scroll
a tooth for a tooth (retaliation)

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gēn / gen1
ken
 ne / ね
root; basis; classifier for long slender objects, e.g. cigarettes, guitar strings; CL:條|条[tiao2]; radical (chemistry)
(1) root (of a plant); (2) root (of a tooth, hair, etc.); center (of a pimple, etc.); (3) root (of all evil, etc.); source; origin; cause; basis; (4) one's true nature; (5) (fishing) reef; (personal name) Nemawari
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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chǐ / chi3
ch`ih / chih
 yowai / よわい    ha / は
Japanese variant of 齒|齿
(one's) age; tooth


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píng / ping2
p`ing / ping
 hirame / ひらめ
family of flatfish; sole
(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)


齿

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


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

う蝕

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

か縁

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

乳歯

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

乳牙

see styles
rǔ yá / ru3 ya2
ju ya
deciduous tooth; milk tooth; baby tooth

乳齒


乳齿

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

仏牙

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 butsuge / ぶつげ {Buddh} tooth of Buddha recovered from his cremated ashes

仮歯

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 kashi / かし false tooth

佛牙

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fó yá / fo2 ya2
fo ya
 butsuge
Buddha's tooth (a holy relic)
buddha's tooth; buddha's tooth

充填

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

入歯

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 ireba / いれば false tooth; denture

出歯

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 deba / でば (See 出っ歯・でっぱ) protruding tooth; overbite

切牙

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

前歯

see styles
 zenshi;maeba / ぜんし;まえば front tooth

基牙

see styles
jī yá / ji1 ya2
chi ya
abutment tooth (dentistry)

娜多

see styles
nuó duō / nuo2 duo1
no to
 data
danta, tooth, tusk, fang.

尖牙

see styles
jiān yá / jian1 ya2
chien ya
canine tooth; fang; tusk

差歯

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

平目

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 hirame / ひらめ (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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dàn duō / dan4 duo1
tan to
 danta
danta, a tooth.

恆牙


恒牙

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

憚哆


惮哆

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dàn chǐ / dan4 chi3
tan ch`ih / tan chih
 tanta
danta tooth, teeth; cf. 彈 and 娜.

抜歯

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 basshi / ばっし (noun/participle) tooth extraction

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