知事

JapaneseEdit

Kanji in this term

Grade: 2

Grade: 3
on'yomi

EtymologyEdit

From obsolete Mandarin 知府 (zhīfǔ, governer or magistrate of a county or province), which was often referred to as 知某州事 (one who knows matters concerning the county/province), which shortens to 知事.

NounEdit

知事 (hiragana ちじ, romaji chiji)

  1. governor

MandarinEdit

simpl. and trad.

Etymology 1Edit

Borrowed from Japanese, which in turn was borrowed from Chinese (see the Japanese etymology section).

NounEdit

知事 (traditional and simplified, Pinyin zhīshì)

  1. (obsolete) the magistrate or governer of a county or medium-size town during early days of Republic of China
  2. the governer or magistrate of a Japanese prefecture

Etymology 2Edit

AdjectiveEdit

知事 (traditional and simplified, Pinyin zhīshì)

  1. sensible, reasonable, wise
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