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ChineseEdit

phonetic
trad. (希臘)
simp. (希腊)

EtymologyEdit

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

PronunciationEdit


Proper nounEdit

希臘

  1. Greece

Derived termsEdit


JapaneseEdit

Kanji in this term
Grade: 4 Hyōgaiji
Irregular

EtymologyEdit

From Portuguese Grécia.[1]

The spelling is an example of ateji, borrowed from Chinese 希臘.

PronunciationEdit

Proper nounEdit

希臘 ‎(katakana ギリシア, romaji Girishia)

  1. Rare spelling of ギリシア.

Usage notesEdit

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

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ 1988, 国語大辞典(新装版) (Kokugo Dai Jiten, Revised Edition) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Shogakukan
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