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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 (a city in Saitama, Japan)

JapaneseEdit

 
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Kanji in this term
さい
Grade: S
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 (hiragana さいたま, rōmaji Saitama)

  1. a placename, such as that of:
    1. (historical) Short for 埼玉郡 (Saitama-gun): a district in the northeastern part of Musashi Province, facing the Tone River
    2. Short for 埼玉県 (Saitama-ken): Saitama Prefecture
    3. Alternative spelling of さいたま (Saitama): the titular capital of Saitama Prefecture, located on the southeast
  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 CE).

Proper nounEdit

埼玉 (Saki1tama) (kana さきたま)

  1. a district in the northeastern part of Musashi Province, facing the Tone River

DescendantsEdit

  • Japanese: 埼玉 (さいたま, Saitama)