See also: 吳音 and 吴音

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(みょう)(おう) (myōō): Buddhist "Wisdom King"

Kanji in this term

Grade: S
おん
Grade: 1
on’yomi
Alternative spelling
吳音 (kyūjitai)

EtymologyEdit

Compound of (go, the Wú region of China) +‎ (on, sound, pronunciation).

may be a misnomer adopted by the Heian Period kan'on supporters to suggest that goon is "dialectal" or "non-standard".

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

()(おん) (goon (kyūjitai 吳音)

  1. The pronunciation of Chinese hanzi characters used in the Wú (Japanese (Go)) and Yuè (Japanese (Etsu)) regions of China.
  2. Go-on, a Sino-Japanese kanji pronunciation layer; the first layer first brought to Japan via the Korean peninsula. Generally regarded as the character reading brought over long ago from the lower reaches of the Yangtze River (the Wú region). Found especially in Buddhist terminology and early technical terminology.
    Synonym: (obsolete, original name used until the middle of the Heian Period) 和音 (waon)
    Hypernyms: 漢字音 (kanji-on), 音読み (on'yomi)
    Coordinate terms: 呉音 (waon), 漢音 (kan'on), 宋音 (sōon), 唐音 (tōon), 慣用音 (kan'yōon)

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
  2. 2.0 2.1 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, →ISBN