kokuji

EnglishEdit

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EtymologyEdit

Japanese 国字 (こくじ kokuji), from Middle Chinese (kwok "kingdom", "nation") + (dzì "[written] character").

NounEdit

kokuji (plural kokuji)

  1. (Japanese language) kanji characters invented in Japan

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Usage notesEdit

  • Some kokuji have since been used in Chinese languages; see Category:Japanese-coined CJKV characters used outside Japanese.
  • Some kokkun (characters borrowed from Chinese, but given different meanings in Japanese) are often mislabeled as kokuji.
  • Japanese simplifications are instead referred to as 新字体 (しんじたい, shinjitai, new character forms).

See alsoEdit

Last modified on 19 October 2013, at 09:44