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ChineseEdit

to know; to be aware
 
matter; thing; item; work; affair
simp. and trad.
(知事)

PronunciationEdit


Etymology 1Edit

Wasei kango (和製漢語), from Japanese 知事 (ちじ) ‎(chiji, governor), semantically readapted from Chinese 知事 (“sensible, wise”).

NounEdit

知事

  1. (obsolete) the magistrate or governer of a county or medium-size town during early days of Republic of China
  2. the governer or magistrate of a Japanese prefecture

Etymology 2Edit

AdjectiveEdit

知事

  1. sensible, reasonable, wise

JapaneseEdit

Kanji in this term

Grade: 2

Grade: 3
on'yomi

EtymologyEdit

From obsolete Chinese 知府 ‎(zhīfǔ, governer or magistrate of a county or province), which was often referred to as 知某州事 (one who knows matters concerning the county/province), which shortens to 知事.

NounEdit

知事 ‎(hiragana ちじ, romaji chiji)

  1. governor
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