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Etymology 1Edit

Kanji in this term
さん
Grade: 1
い > み
Grade: 4
on’yomi

さむゐ (sam(u)wi)さんみ (sanmi). The i reading for changes to mi as an instance of renjō (連声).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

三位 (hiragana さんみ, rōmaji sanmi, historical hiragana さんゐ)

  1. third rank
  2. of person of the third rank
  3. a low ranking priest
  4. a Christian doctrine in which the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit are one; the trinity

Derived termsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

Kanji in this term
さん
Grade: 1

Grade: 4
on’yomi

sanwi → san'i

Alternative pronunciation without renjō.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

三位 (hiragana さんい, rōmaji san'i, historical hiragana さんゐ)

  1. third rank or place