Chinese edit

 
big; great; huge
big; great; huge; large; major; wide; deep; oldest; eldest; doctor
west sea
simp. and trad.
(大西洋)
西洋
 
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Etymology edit

Attested in Kunyu Wanguo Quantu by Matteo Ricci in 1602, literally “great west sea”, from (“great”, meaning great distance) and 西洋 (“west sea”, meaning any seas in the west of Indochina), as opposed to 小西洋 (“lesser west sea”, i.e. Indian Ocean), 小東洋 (“lesser east sea”, i.e. West Pacific around Japan) and 大東洋 (“great east sea”, i.e. East Pacific around Mexico) (Zhang, 2012).

Pronunciation edit


Proper noun edit

大西洋

  1. the Atlantic Ocean

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Japanese edit

 
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Kanji in this term
西
たい
Grade: 1
せい
Grade: 2
よう
Grade: 3
on’yomi

Pronunciation edit

  • (Tokyo) いせーよー [tàíséꜜèyòò] (Nakadaka – [3])
  • IPA(key): [ta̠ise̞ːjo̞ː]

Proper noun edit

(たい)西(せい)(よう) (Taiseiyōたいせいやう (taiseyau)?

  1. the Atlantic Ocean

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References edit

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

Korean edit

Hanja in this term
西

Proper noun edit

大西洋 (Daeseoyang or McCune-Reischauer: Taesŏyang or Yale: Tāyseyang) (hangeul 대서양)

  1. Hanja form? of 대서양 (Atlantic Ocean).

Vietnamese edit

chữ Hán Nôm in this term
西

Proper noun edit

大西洋

  1. chữ Hán form of Đại Tây Dương (Atlantic Ocean).