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ChineseEdit

 
language; culture; writing; formal; literary; gentle
house
trad. (文房)
simp. #(文房)

PronunciationEdit


NounEdit

文房

  1. (formal) study (room)
  2. (archaic) department in charge of official documents and correspondence
  3. (Vietnam) office

Usage notesEdit

In Chinese, the common word for study (as in a room designated for reading or writing) is 書房书房 (shūfáng); its 雅稱雅称 (yǎchēng, “elegant name”) is 書齋书斋 (shūzhāi), or 文房 (wénfáng).

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JapaneseEdit

Kanji in this term
ぶん
Grade: 1
ぼう
Grade: S
on’yomi

EtymologyEdit

/bunbau//bunbɔː//bunboː/

From Middle Chinese 文房 (MC mɨun bʉɐŋ, literally “literature, studies, writing + room, area”). Uses the kan'on reading for the first character, so possibly a later borrowing.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

文房 (hiragana ぶんぼう, rōmaji bunbō, historical hiragana ぶんばう)

  1. a study, an office
    Synonym: 書斎 (shosai)

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, →ISBN

KoreanEdit

Hanja in this term

NounEdit

文房 (munbang) (hangeul 문방)

  1. Hanja form? of 문방 (study (room)).

VietnameseEdit

Hán tự in this term

NounEdit

文房

  1. Hán tự form of văn phòng (office).