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letter; true; to believe; sign; evidence
day; sky; heaven elderly person
simp. and trad.
(信天翁)
 
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NounEdit

信天翁 (classifier (zhī))

  1. albatross (seabird)

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Etymology 1Edit

 
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Kanji in this term
Grade: 4 Grade: 1 Grade: S
Irregular

Compound of 阿呆 (あほう) (ahō, fool) +  (とり) (tori, bird). The tori changes to dori as an instance of rendaku (連濁)..

The kanji spelling is jukujikun (熟字訓), borrowed from Chinese 信天翁.

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  • (Irregular reading)

NounEdit

信天翁 (hiragana あほうどり, katakana アホウドリ, rōmaji ahōdori, historical hiragana あはうどり, historical katakana アハウドリ)

  1. an albatross, especially the short-tailed albatross (Phoebastria albatrus)
    Synonym: アルバトロス (arubatorosu)
    Hypernym: 水薙鳥 (mizunagidori)
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Etymology 2Edit

Kanji in this term
しん
Grade: 4
てん
Grade: 1
おう
Grade: S
on’yomi

Possibly a borrowing from Mandarin 信天翁 (xìntiānwēng).

Compare Min Nan 信天翁 (sìn-thian-ong)

NounEdit

信天翁 (hiragana しんてんおう, rōmaji shinten'ō, historical hiragana しんてんをう)

  1. (rare) an albatross, especially the short-tailed albatross (Phoebastria albatrus)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, →ISBN

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Hanja in this term

NounEdit

信天翁 (sincheonong) (hangeul 신천옹)

  1. Hanja form? of 신천옹 (albatross).