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JapaneseEdit

A simple dry magnetic portable compass.
Kanji in this term

Grade: S
しん
Grade: 6
ばん
Grade: S
on'yomi

EtymologyEdit

Most likely from Middle Chinese compound 羅針盤 ‎(la *jim ban, [magnetic] compass, literally catching needle board). Compare modern Mandarin traditional 羅針盤 and simplified 罗针盘 ‎(luózhēnpán).

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NounEdit

羅針盤 ‎(hiragana らしんばん, romaji rashinban)

  1. a compass, a mariner's compass
    Note that this term does not mean the kind of compass used to draw a circle.

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ReferencesEdit

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