a general; (will, shall, "future tense"); ready; prepared; to get; to use
|army; military; arms|
First used in the state of Jin in Spring and Autumn period, where the army are controled by one of the leaders of six powerful vassal states (see Zhongjunjiang). Later it becomes a separate official position.
- (military) general (military rank)
- (literary) Alternative name for 硫黃／硫黄 (liúhuáng, “sulfur”).
- (literary) Alternative name for 大黃／大黄 (dàihuáng, “rhubarb”).
Note that the character 將 here has a level-tone pronunciation (Mandarin: jiāng), not a departing-tone one (Mandarin: jiàng) as may be expected from the meaning of “general”. In fact, 將 here means "to lead", not "general".
- A surname.
|Kanji in this term|
- Kyūjitai form of