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日本

ChineseEdit

Chinese Wikipedia has an article on:

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simpl. and trad.

EtymologyEdit

From  ("sun") +  ("origin"), literally "the sun's origin; where the sun originates". This nomenclature comes from Imperial correspondence between the Chinese Sui Dynasty and Japan, and refers to the eastward position of Japan relative to China.

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Proper nounEdit

日本

  1. Japan

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Sino-Xenic (日本):

Others (incomplete list)

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JapaneseEdit

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Etymology 1Edit

Kanji in this term
にち > に
Grade: 1
ほん
Grade: 1
on'yomi

Coined in Japan of Sinic elements, as compound of (nichi, sun) +‎ (hon, origin). The hon element was likely pronounced /poɴ/ when first coined. Over time, the initial /p/ lenited, eventually becoming the /h/ sound in modern Japanese.

/nitipoɴ/ > /nippoɴ/ > /niɸoɴ/ > /nihoɴ/

PronunciationEdit

Proper nounEdit

日本 (hiragana にほん, romaji Nihon)

  1. Japan
    • 16031604: Nippo Jisho (page 463)
      Nifon ニホン (日本) 日本.
Derived termsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

Kanji in this term
にち > にっ
Grade: 1
ほん > ぽん
Grade: 1
on'yomi

/nitpoɴ/ > /nippoɴ/

PronunciationEdit

Proper nounEdit

日本 (hiragana にっぽん, romaji Nippon)

  1. Japan
    • 16031604: Nippo Jisho (page 466)
      Nippon ニッポン(日本) Fino moto. (日の本) 日本.

Etymology 3Edit

Kanji in this term
じつ > じっ
Grade: 1
ほん > ぽん
Grade: 1
on'yomi

/zitpon/ > /zippon/ > /d͡ʑippon/

/zit͡ɕi, zit͡su/ are the kan'on readings of , as compared to the goon reading /nit͡ɕi/.

PronunciationEdit

Proper nounEdit

日本 (hiragana じっぽん, romaji Jippon)

  1. (archaic) Japan
    • 16031604: Nippo Jisho (page 365)
      Iippon ジッポン (日本) Fino moto. (日の本) 東洋. すなわち、日本.
      (The quoted ii in iippon is the 16th century Portuguese romanization representing [ji].)
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KoreanEdit

Hanja in this word

Proper nounEdit

日本 (Ilbon) (hangeul 일본)

  1. Japan

VietnameseEdit

Hán tự in this word

Proper nounEdit

日本

  1. Hán tự form of Nhật Bản, "Japan"
  2. Hán tự form of Nhật Bổn, "Japan"