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North Sea; Beihai
 
direction; way; method; road; path; principle; truth; reason; skill; Tao (of Taoism); a measure word; to say; to speak; to talk
simp. and trad.
(北海道)
北海

EtymologyEdit

Orthographic borrowing from Japanese 北海道 (Hokkaidō). (Can this(+) etymology be sourced?)

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北海道

  1. Hokkaido (island and prefecture in Japan)

JapaneseEdit

 
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北海道 (Hokkaidō): Hokkaido.
Kanji in this term
ほく > ほっ
Grade: 2
かい
Grade: 2
どう
Grade: 2
on’yomi goon

EtymologyEdit

From 北海 (hokkai, northern sea) +‎ (-dō, circuit).

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Proper nounEdit

北海道 (hiragana ほっかいどう, rōmaji Hokkaidō, historical hiragana ほくかいだう)

  1. an island prefecture on the northern part of Japan; its capital city is 札幌 (Sapporo)
    Synonym: 北海 (Hokkai)

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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