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ChineseEdit

phonetic
trad. (希臘)
simp. (希腊)

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Ancient Greek Ἑλλάς (Hellás), probably via Cantonese.

PronunciationEdit


Proper nounEdit

希臘

  1. Greece

SynonymsEdit

Derived termsEdit


JapaneseEdit

Kanji in this term
Grade: 4 Hyōgaiji
Irregular

EtymologyEdit

The spelling is an example of jukujikun (熟字訓), from Chinese 希臘 which derives from Ancient Greek Ἑλλάς (Hellás), not Latin Graecia from which Japanese ギリシャ (Girisha)/ギリシア (Girishia) derives.

PronunciationEdit

  • (Irregular reading)
  • (Irregular reading)

Proper nounEdit

希臘 (katakana ギリシャ, rōmaji Girisha, alternative reading ギリシア, rōmaji Girishia)

  1. Rare spelling of ギリシャ (Greece).
  2. Rare spelling of ギリシア (Greece).

Usage notesEdit

The first character as an abbreviation () is more common than the full kanji spelling.


KoreanEdit

Hanja in this term

Proper nounEdit

希臘 (Huirap) (hangeul 희랍)

  1. Hanja form? of 희랍 (Greece).

VietnameseEdit

Hán tự in this term

Proper nounEdit

希臘

  1. Hán tự form of Hi Lạp (Greece).