See also: 𪰐

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ChineseEdit

 
day; sun; date; day of the month; Japan (abbrev.)
origin
simp. and trad.
(日本)
anagram 本日
Literally: “the sun's origin; where the sun originates”.
 
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EtymologyEdit

This appellation comes from Imperial correspondence between the Chinese Sui Dynasty and Japan, and refers to the eastward position of Japan relative to China.

PronunciationEdit



Rime
Character
Reading # 1/1 1/1
Initial () (38) (1)
Final () (48) (55)
Tone (調) Checked (Ø) Rising (X)
Openness (開合) Open Closed
Division () III I
Fanqie
Reconstructions
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
/ȵiɪt̚/ /puənX/
Pan
Wuyun
/ȵit̚/ /puonX/
Shao
Rongfen
/ȵʑjet̚/ /puənX/
Edwin
Pulleyblank
/ȵit̚/ /pwənX/
Li
Rong
/ȵiĕt̚/ /puənX/
Wang
Li
/ȵʑĭĕt̚/ /puənX/
Bernard
Karlgren
/ȵʑi̯ĕt̚/ /puənX/
Expected
Mandarin
Reflex
běn

Proper nounEdit

日本

  1. Japan
    日本電視劇 / 日本电视剧  ―  Rìběn diànshìjù  ―  Japanese TV drama

SynonymsEdit

Derived termsEdit

DescendantsEdit

Sino-Xenic (日本):

Others (incomplete list)

See alsoEdit


JapaneseEdit

 
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Etymology 1Edit

Kanji in this term
にち > に
Grade: 1
ほん
Grade: 1
on'yomi

/nitipoɴ//nippoɴ//niɸoɴ//nihoɴ/

Coined in Japan of Sinic elements, as compound of (nichi, sun) +‎ (hon, origin). The hon element was apparently pronounced /poɴ/ when first coined. Over time, the initial /p/ lenited, eventually becoming the /h/ sound in modern Japanese.[1][2]

In older texts, this was read as kun'yomi as hi no moto. The on'yomi readings nippon and nihon became more common in the Heian period, with both persisting into modern use.[2] The nihon reading appears to be the most common in everyday Japanese usage.[3]

PronunciationEdit

Proper nounEdit

日本 ‎(hiragana にほん, romaji Nihon)

  1. Japan
    • 16031604, Nippo Jisho (page 463)
      Nifon ニホン (日本) 日本.
Derived termsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

Kanji in this term
にち > にっ
Grade: 1
ほん > ぽん
Grade: 1
on'yomi

/nitpoɴ/ > /nippoɴ/

PronunciationEdit

Proper nounEdit

日本 ‎(hiragana にっぽん, romaji Nippon)

  1. Japan
    • 16031604, Nippo Jisho (page 466)
      Nippon ニッポン(日本) Fino moto. (日の本) 日本.

Etymology 3Edit

Kanji in this term
じつ > じっ
Grade: 1
ほん > ぽん
Grade: 1
on'yomi

/zitpon/ > /zippon/ > /d͡ʑippon/

/zit͡ɕi, zit͡su/ are the kan'on readings of , as compared to the goon reading /nit͡ɕi/.

PronunciationEdit

Proper nounEdit

日本 ‎(hiragana じっぽん, romaji Jippon)

  1. (archaic) Japan
    • 16031604, Nippo Jisho (page 365)
      Iippon ジッポン (日本) Fino moto. (日の本) 東洋. すなわち、日本.
      (The quoted ii in iippon is the 16th century Portuguese romanization representing [ji].)

SynonymsEdit

  • 大和 (やまと, ​Yamato), (やまと, ​Yamato)
  • 日本国 (にほんこく, ​Nihonkoku)
  • 瑞穂の国 (みずほのくに, ​Mizuho no Kuni)
  • (, ​wa)

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ 1988, 国語大辞典(新装版) (Kokugo Dai Jiten, Revised Edition) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Shogakukan
  2. 2.0 2.1 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, ISBN 4-385-13905-9
  3. ^ 2012, ニホンVSニッポン 「日本」の読み方、どっちが優勢?, The Nikkei
  4. 4.0 4.1 1998, NHK日本語発音アクセント辞典 (NHK Japanese Pronunciation Accent Dictionary) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: NHK, ISBN 978-4-14-011112-3
  5. 5.0 5.1 1997, 新明解国語辞典 (Shin Meikai Kokugo Jiten), Fifth Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, ISBN 4-385-13143-0

KoreanEdit

Hanja in this term

Proper nounEdit

日本 ‎(Ilbon) ‎(hangeul 일본)

  1. Hanja form? of 일본, “Japan”.

VietnameseEdit

Hán tự in this word

Proper nounEdit

日本

  1. Hán tự form of Nhật Bản, “Japan
  2. Hán tự form of Nhật Bổn, “Japan