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how can one help good; very; very much
simp. and trad.
(奈良)

PronunciationEdit


Proper nounEdit

奈良

  1. () Nara (a prefecture of Japan)
  2. () Nara (a city in Nara, Japan)

JapaneseEdit

Kanji in this term

Grade: S

Grade: 4
on’yomi

EtymologyEdit

According to the ancient Japanese book Nihon Shoki, the name "Nara" derived from the Japanese verb 平す (narasu, to flatten)[1]. In The Study of Place Names, Kunio Yanagida stated, "Nara stands for flatland."[2]

PronunciationEdit

Proper nounEdit

奈良 (hiragana なら, rōmaji Nara)

  1. Nara, a city in central Japan
    奈良市 (ならし)
    Nara shi
    Nara (city)
  2. Nara, a prefecture in central Japan
    奈良県 (ならけん)
    Nara ken
    Nara (ken, prefecture)
  3. A surname​.

Derived termsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ In September in the tenth year of Emperor Sujin, "then, leading selected soldiers, (the rebels) went forward, climbed Nara-yama (hills lying to the north of Heijō-kyō) and put them in order. Now the imperial forces gathered and flattened trees and plants. Therefore the mountain is called Nara-yama."
  2. ^ 柳田国男 YANAGIDA Kunio (1936), 『地名の研究』 (The Study of Place Names), 古今書院, pp.217-219
  3. ^ 1998, NHK日本語発音アクセント辞典 (NHK Japanese Pronunciation Accent Dictionary) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: NHK, →ISBN