ChineseEdit

headland jade
simp. and trad.
(埼玉)

EtymologyEdit

Orthographic borrowing from Japanese 埼玉 (Saitama).

PronunciationEdit


Proper nounEdit

埼玉

  1. () Saitama (a prefecture of Japan)
  2. () Saitama (the capital city of Saitama Prefecture, Japan)

JapaneseEdit

 
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Kanji in this term
さい
Grade: 4
たま
Grade: 1
kun’yomi

EtymologyEdit

⟨saki1tama⟩ → */sakʲitama//saĩtama//saĩdama//saitama/

Shift from Old Japanese 埼玉 (Saki1tama).

Also read as Saidama in older texts.

PronunciationEdit

Proper nounEdit

埼玉(さいたま) (Saitama

  1. a placename, such as that of:
    1. (historical) Short for 埼玉郡 (Saitama-gun): Saitama (a former district in northeastern Musashi Province, facing the Tone River, in the Kanto Region, Japan)
    2. Short for 埼玉県 (Saitama-ken): Saitama, Saitama Prefecture (a prefecture of Japan)
    3. Alternative spelling of さいたま (Saitama): Saitama (the capital city of Saitama Prefecture, Japan)
  2. a surname

Derived termsEdit

DescendantsEdit

  • Russian: Са́йтама f (Sájtama)

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

Old JapaneseEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

Compound of (saki1, cape) +‎ (tama, gem, jewel), for its fame attested in the Man'yōshū (c. 759 C.E.).

Proper nounEdit

埼玉 (Saki1tama) (kana さきたま)

    1. (historical) Saitama (a former district in northeastern Musashi Province, facing the Tone River, in the Kanto Region, Japan)

DescendantsEdit

  • Japanese: 埼玉 (さいたま, Saitama)