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ChineseEdit

 
like; same; similar; together; alike; with
man; person; people
simp. and trad.
(同人)
alt. forms 同仁 colleague

PronunciationEdit


NounEdit

同人

  1. the thirteenth hexagram of the I Ching, known as "Concording People": ☰☲
  2. colleague; fellow worker, person of the same belief or conviction; coterie
  3. doujin: articles, pictures, music or games recreated by fans of a particular manga (comic/anime/game/novel), based on the original work

JapaneseEdit

Etymology 1Edit

Kanji in this term
どう
Grade: 2
じん
Grade: 1
on’yomi

From Middle Chinese compound 同人 (MC duŋ ȵiɪn). Compare modern Mandarin 同人.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

同人 (hiragana どうじん, rōmaji dōjin)

  1. the same person
  2. that person, the same person as previously mentioned
  3. a person or persons of the same interests or passions: a coterie or a member of a coterie, a fan
  4. a scholar or scholars belonging to the same school of thought
  5. the thirteenth hexagram of the I Ching, known as "Concording People": ☰☲
  6. (attributive) indie; self-published; doujin
Derived termsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

Kanji in this term
どう
Grade: 2
にん
Grade: 1
on’yomi

Same as above, only using the older goon reading of nin for (rén).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

同人 (hiragana どうにん, rōmaji dōnin)

  1. the same person
  2. that person, the same person as previously mentioned
  3. (rare) a person or persons of the same interests or passions: a coterie or a member of a coterie, a fan
Usage notesEdit

Generally speaking, the dōnin reading appears to be used less often than dōjin. Note also that dōnin has fewer senses.[1][2]

Derived termsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, ISBN 4-385-13905-9
  2. ^ 1988, 国語大辞典(新装版) (Kokugo Dai Jiten, Revised Edition) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Shogakukan