墓地

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ChineseEdit

tomb
 
earth; ground; field; place; land; (subor. part. adverbial); -ly
simp. and trad.
(墓地)

PronunciationEdit


NounEdit

墓地

  1. a cemetery; a graveyard; a necropolis

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DescendantsEdit

Sino-Xenic (墓地):

JapaneseEdit

Etymology 1Edit

Kanji in this term

Grade: 5

Grade: 2
on'yomi

From Middle Chinese compound 墓地 ‎(muH dijH, literally grave, tomb + ground, region). The kan'on reading, so likely a later borrowing. Compare modern Mandarin reading mùdì, Min Nan bōng-tē.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

墓地 ‎(hiragana ぼち, romaji bochi)

  1. a cemetery, a graveyard
Usage notesEdit

This reading is more common than hakachi below.

In general usage, the Chinese-derived term 墓地 (bochi) is somewhat more formal than the native-Japanese compound 墓場 ‎(hakaba). Compare the similar English terms, with the Latin-derived cemetery and the native compound graveyard.

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Etymology 2Edit

Kanji in this term
はか
Grade: 5

Grade: 2
yutōyomi

Compound of ‎(haka, grave, from Old Japanese) +‎ ‎(chi, ground, region, from Middle Chinese).[3][1]

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

墓地 ‎(hiragana はかち, romaji hakachi)

  1. a cemetery, a graveyard
Usage notesEdit

This reading is less common than bochi above.

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ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, ISBN 4-385-13905-9
  2. ^ 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
  3. ^ 1988, 国語大辞典(新装版) (Kokugo Dai Jiten, Revised Edition) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Shogakukan

KoreanEdit

Hanja in this term

NounEdit

墓地 ‎(myoji) ‎(hangeul 묘지)

  1. Hanja form? of 묘지, “cemetery, graveyard”.
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