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middle; center; within; among; in; while (doing sth); during; China; Chinese; hit (the mark)
 
province; prefecture; state; county
simp. and trad.
(中州)
 
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中州

  1. the Central Plain (area on the lower reaches of the Yellow River which formed the cradle of Chinese civilization)
  2. Alternative name for 中國中国 (Zhōngguó, “China”).

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Etymology 1Edit

Kanji in this term
なか
Grade: 1

Grade: 3
kun’yomi

Compound of (naka, middle, center) +‎ (su, sandbank).[1]

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中州 (hiragana なかす, rōmaji nakasu)

  1. a sandbank in a river

Etymology 2Edit

Kanji in this term
ちゅう
Grade: 1
しゅう
Grade: 3
on’yomi

From Middle Chinese compound 中州 (*djiung *jiou). Compare modern Chinese 中州 (Zhōngzhōu).

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中州 (hiragana ちゅうしゅう, rōmaji chūshū, historical hiragana ちゆうしう)

  1. (archaic) the central location of some larger geographic area

Proper nounEdit

中州 (hiragana ちゅうしゅう, rōmaji Chūshū, historical hiragana ちゆうしう)

  1. (archaic) China

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ 1988, 国語大辞典(新装版) (Kokugo Dai Jiten, Revised Edition) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Shogakukan
  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
  3. 3.0 3.1 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, →ISBN