麒麟

JapaneseEdit

Kanji in this term
Jinmeiyō Jinmeiyō

EtymologyEdit

From Middle Chinese 麒麟 (*ghiə lin). Compare modern Mandarin 麒麟 (qílín).

PronunciationEdit

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NounEdit

麒麟 (hiragana きりん, katakana キリン, romaji kirin)

  1. a mythical creature similar to a unicorn or gryphon: a qilin
  2. (shogi) a kirin: a piece in 中将棋 (​chū shōgi) and larger shogi variants
  3. a giraffe

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Proper nounEdit

麒麟 (hiragana きりん, katakana キリン, romaji Kirin)

  1. a brand of beer

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, ISBN 4-385-13905-9
  2. ^ 1998, NHK日本語発音アクセント辞典 (NHK Japanese Pronunciation Accent Dictionary) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: NHK, ISBN 978-4-14-011112-3

MandarinEdit

simpl. and trad.

PronunciationEdit

Mandarin (Standard Chinese, Beijing)
Pinyin qílín
Zhuyin ㄑㄧˊ ㄌㄧㄣˊ
IPA (key) /t͡ɕʰi³⁵ lin³⁵/

NounEdit

麒麟 (traditional and simplified, Pinyin qílín)

  1. Qilin (mythical unicorn-like creature)

VietnameseEdit

Han characterEdit

麒麟 (kỳ lân)

Last modified on 19 April 2014, at 05:21