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仮名

JapaneseEdit

Kanji in this term
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Etymology 1Edit

From Old Japanese. Compound of (kari, borrowing) and (na, name, character). In contrast to 真名 (mana, true name, true character).

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NounEdit

仮名 (shinjitai kanji, kyūjitai kanji 假名, hiragana かりな, romaji karina)

  1. a category of Japanese syllabary scripts: kana
  2. a temporary name
  3. an alias

Etymology 2Edit

Contraction of /karina/ > /kanna/.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

仮名 (shinjitai kanji, kyūjitai kanji 假名, hiragana かんな, romaji kanna)

  1. a category of Japanese syllabary scripts: kana

Etymology 3Edit

Contraction of /karina/ > /kanna/ > /kana/.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

仮名 (shinjitai kanji, kyūjitai kanji 假名, hiragana かな, romaji kana)

  1. a category of Japanese syllabary scripts: kana
    • 16031604: Nippo Jisho (page 86)
      Cana. カナ (仮名・仮字) 日本の文字の一種. Cananiyù. (仮名に言ふ) 皆の人がわかるように, やさしく話す.
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Etymology 4Edit

From Sinitic 假名. Kan'on, so probably a somewhat later borrowing from Chinese.

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NounEdit

仮名 (shinjitai kanji, kyūjitai kanji 假名, hiragana かめい, romaji kamei)

  1. an assumed name: an alias, sobriquet, or pen name

Etymology 5Edit

From Sinitic 假名. Goon, so probably an earlier borrowing from Chinese.

/kemjau/ > /kemjɔː/ > /kemjoː/

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

仮名 (shinjitai kanji, kyūjitai kanji 假名, hiragana けみょう, romaji kemyō, historical hiragana けみゃう)

  1. an assumed name: an alias, sobriquet, or pen name
  2. a provisional name given to someone when the real name is unknown

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