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ChineseEdit

 
big; great; huge; large; major; wide; deep; oldest; eldest; doctor
king; Wang (proper name)
simp. and trad.
(大王)

Pronunciation 1Edit


NounEdit

大王

  1. (figuratively) king (of)
    鹹濕大王 / 咸湿大王 [Cantonese]  ―  haam4 sap1 daai6 wong4 [Jyutping]  ―  king of perversion
  2. (card games) big joker

Pronunciation 2Edit


NounEdit

大王

  1. (historical) monarch
  2. (historical, novel) ringleader

JapaneseEdit

Kanji in this term
だい
Grade: 1
おう
Grade: 1
goon

EtymologyEdit

(dai-, great) +‎ (ō, king), from Chinese 大王

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

大王 (hiragana だいおう, rōmaji daiō, historical hiragana だいわう)

  1. (monarchy) a "great king" (used in the titles of or as the term of address for some kings, and also as a translation of English "the Great")
    アレクサンドロス (だい) (おう)
    Arekusandorosu Daiō
    Alexander the Great
  2. (monarchy) a "great prince" (used in the titles of some ruling princes)

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • 2002, Ineko Kondō; Fumi Takano; Mary E Althaus; et. al., Shogakukan Progressive Japanese-English Dictionary, Third Edition, Tokyo: Shōgakukan, →ISBN.