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earth; ground; field; place; land; (subor. part. adverbial); -ly
shake; shock; sign in trigram
simp. and trad.
(地震)
 
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NounEdit

地震

  1. earthquake
    臺灣發生地震 / 台湾发生地震  ―  Táiwān fāshēng dìzhèn le.  ―  There was an earthquake in Taiwan.

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Etymology 1Edit

Kanji in this term

Grade: 2
しん
Grade: S
on'yomi

/disin/ > /zisin/. Literally "ground shake".

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NounEdit

地震 (hiragana じしん, romaji jishin, historical hiragana ぢしん)

  1. shaking of the earth; an earthquake
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Etymology 2Edit

/nawi/ > /nai/. Japanese loses labialization before non-open vowels.

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地震 (hiragana ない, romaji nai, historical hiragana なゐ)

  1. (obsolete) an earthquake
    • 720, Nihon Shoki (year 415)
      五年秋七月丙子朔己丑、地震。先是、命葛城襲津彦之孫玉田宿禰、主瑞齒別天皇之殯。則當地震夕、遣尾張連吾襲、察殯宮之消息。時諸人悉聚無闕。
    • 1212, Hōjōki
      また、同じころかとよ、おびたゝしく大地震ふること侍き。[...] 恐れのなかに恐るべかりけるは、只地震なりけりとこそ覺え侍しか。[...] よのつね、驚くほどの地震、二三十度ふらぬ日はなし。

Etymology 3Edit

/nawi/ > /nai/ > /nae/. Middle Japanese /e/ was realized as [je], hence the below citation.

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地震 (hiragana なえ, romaji nae)

  1. an earthquake
    • 16031604, Nippo Jisho (page 455)
      Naye. ナエ(地震) 地震. Nayega yuru. (地震が揺る) 地震がする.

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Hanja in this term

NounEdit

地震 (jijin) (hangeul 지진)

  1. Hanja form? of 지진, “earthquake”.

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  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 978-4-14-011112-3