さいたま

JapaneseEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From 埼玉 (Saitama, Saitama Prefecture).

(This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium. Particularly: “When, why, etc. was the city renamed in hiragana?”)

Proper nounEdit

さいたま (Saitama

  1. Short for さいたま市 (Saitama-shi): Saitama (the capital city of Saitama Prefecture, Japan)
See alsoEdit

Etymology 2Edit

Shift from Old Japanese 埼玉 (Saki1tama).

Proper nounEdit

さいたま (Saitama

  1. 埼玉: (historical) Saitama (a former district in northeastern Musashi Province, facing the Tone River, in the Kanto Region, Japan)
  2. 埼玉: Saitama (the older Kanji spelling for the capital city of Saitama Prefecture, Japan)
  3. 埼玉: a surname

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ 1998, NHK日本語発音アクセント辞典 (NHK Japanese Pronunciation Accent Dictionary) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: NHK, →ISBN