[ awr-ee-hon, ohr- ]
/ ˈɔr iˌhɒn, ˈoʊr- /
a manuscript scroll having columns running across the width, folded in accordion fashion along the separating margins.
a book consisting of leaves, printed on one side only, uncut at the fore edge.
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Which of the following words means “to travel or journey, especially to walk on foot”?
Origin of orihon
1905–10; < Japanese, equivalent to ori fold + hon book (< fon < Middle Chinese, equivalent to Chinese běn)
Words nearby orihon
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Example sentences from the Web for orihon
Now the orihon is complete, and it is the link between the roll and the book.