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ChineseEdit

Burma; distant imperial domain; suburb
trad. (緬甸)
simp. (缅甸)

EtymologyEdit

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PronunciationEdit


Proper nounEdit

緬甸

  1. Myanmar; Burma

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Sino-Xenic (緬甸):

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JapaneseEdit

Kanji in this term
めん
Hyōgaiji
でん
Hyōgaiji
on’yomi

Etymology 1Edit

Borrowed from Chinese 緬甸缅甸 (Miǎndiàn), some time after this term came to prominence in Chinese during the Ming Dynasty. Compare modern Mandarin reading Miǎndiàn, Cantonese min5 din6.[1]

PronunciationEdit

Proper nounEdit

緬甸 (hiragana めんでん, rōmaji Menden)

  1. (historical, possibly obsolete) former name for Myanmar

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Etymology 2Edit

Kanji in this term
Hyōgaiji Hyōgaiji
Irregular

Ultimately from Burmese ဗမာ (ba.ma). The kanji spelling is an example of jukujikun (熟字訓), from the borrowed Chinese term Menden above.[1]

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Proper nounEdit

緬甸 (katakana ビルマ, rōmaji Biruma)

  1. rare spelling of ビルマ: Myanmar

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ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, →ISBN
  2. ^ 1997, 新明解国語辞典 (Shin Meikai Kokugo Jiten), Fifth Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, →ISBN

VietnameseEdit

Hán tự in this term

Proper nounEdit

緬甸

  1. Hán tự form of Miến Điện (Myanmar).