日本

CantoneseEdit

simpl. and trad.

Proper nounEdit

日本 (traditional and simplified, Jyutping jat6 bun2, Yale yat6 bun2)

  1. Japan

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, katakana ニホン, 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, katakana ニッポン, 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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RomanizationEdit

日本

  1. rōmaji reading of ジャパン

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KoreanEdit

Hanja in this word

Proper nounEdit

日本 (Ilbon) (hangeul 일본)

  1. Japan

MandarinEdit

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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.

PronunciationEdit


Proper nounEdit

日本 (traditional and simplified, Pinyin Rìběn)

  1. Japan

Derived termsEdit

DescendantsEdit

Sino-Xenic (日本):

Others (incomplete list)

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Min NanEdit

simpl. and trad.

Proper nounEdit

日本 (traditional and simplified, POJ Ji̍t-pún)

  1. Japan

VietnameseEdit

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Proper nounEdit

日本 (Nhật Bản, Nhật Bổn)

  1. Japan
Last modified on 19 April 2014, at 09:10