王女

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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, romaji 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, romaji 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
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