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See also: 合衆国

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ChineseEdit

 
to close; to gather; to join; to fit; all; together
numerous; multitude; crowd country; state; nation
trad. (合眾國)
simp. (合众国)

EtymologyEdit

Calque of English United States, from (union) + 眾國 (democratic state), probably coined by Elijah Coleman Bridgman before 1844.[1] Soon rebracketed as 合眾 + .

PronunciationEdit


NounEdit

合眾國

  1. federated nation; federation; united states
  2. (rare) United States

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Kengo Chiba, 訳語の意味変動 ― 日中韓における「合衆」, in 第4回 漢字文化圏近代語研究会, 2004