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[awr-ee-hon, ohr-]
  1. a manuscript scroll having columns running across the width, folded in accordion fashion along the separating margins.
  2. a book consisting of leaves, printed on one side only, uncut at the fore edge.
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Origin of orihon

1905–10; < Japanese, equivalent to ori fold + hon book (< fon < Middle Chinese, equivalent to Chinese běn)
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Historical Examples of orihon

  • Now the orihon is complete, and it is the link between the roll and the book.

    Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Slice 2