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Etymology 1Edit

Kanji in this term
おう
Grade: 1
じょ
Grade: 1
on'yomi

From Middle Chinese compound 王女 (hjwang nrjoX, literally king + female). The kan'on reading, so likely a later borrowing.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

王女 (hiragana おうじょ, rōmaji ōjo, historical hiragana わうぢよ)

  1. princess
AntonymsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

Kanji in this term
おう
Grade: 1
にょ
Grade: 1
on'yomi

From Middle Chinese compound 王女 (hjwang nrjoX, literally king + female). The goon reading, so likely the initial borrowing.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

王女 (hiragana おうにょ, rōmaji ōnyo, historical hiragana わうによ)

  1. princess

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, ISBN 4-385-13905-9
  2. ^ 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