ChineseEdit

 
grass; straw; draft (of a document)
grass; straw; draft (of a document); careless; rough; manuscript; hasty
plain
trad. (草原)
simp. #(草原)

PronunciationEdit


NounEdit

草原

  1. grassland; prairie; steppe; savanna

SynonymsEdit

Derived termsEdit

DescendantsEdit

Sino-Xenic (草原):

JapaneseEdit

Etymology 1Edit

Kanji in this term
そう
Grade: 1
げん
Grade: 2
on’yomi kan’on

Might be a learned borrowing from Chinese 草原. Alternatively, it might be a reanalysis of 草原 (kusahara), applying the expected on'yomi to the spelling to imbue the term with a higher register.

First cited with this sōgen reading to a newspaper article published in 1871.[1]

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

(そう)(げん) (sōgenさうげん (saugen)?

  1. [from 1871] grassland, meadow
    • 2014 March 8, “ルイーズ (Ruīzu, Louise)”, in 決闘王の記憶 - 決闘者の王国編 (Memories of the Duel King: Duelist Kingdom Arc), Konami:
      (からだ)(ちい)さいが、(そう)(げん)での(しゅ)()(りょく)はかなり(つよ)い。
      Karada wa chīsai ga, sōgen de no shubiryoku wa kanari tsuyoi.
      It may be small, but its defense strength is considerable in grasslands.
  2. [after 1871] steppe, savanna, prairie

Etymology 2Edit

Kanji in this term
くさ
Grade: 1
わら
Grade: 2
kun’yomi
Kanji in this term
くさ
Grade: 1
はら
Grade: 2
kun’yomi

Compound of (kusa, grass) +‎ (hara, wild or uncultivated field, plain, flatland).[1][2][3][5][6]

First cited with the kusahara reading to a text from the late 1500s.[1]

Occasionally encountered with an alternative reading of kusawara.[4]

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

(くさ)(はら) or (くさ)(わら) (kusahara or kusawara

  1. [from late 1500s] grassland, meadow

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 草原”, in 日本国語大辞典 (Nihon Kokugo Daijiten, Nihon Kokugo Daijiten)[1] (in Japanese), 2nd edition, Tōkyō: Shogakukan, 2000, →ISBN
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, →ISBN
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 1997, 新明解国語辞典 (Shin Meikai Kokugo Jiten), Fifth Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, →ISBN
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 1998, NHK日本語発音アクセント辞典 (NHK Japanese Pronunciation Accent Dictionary) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: NHK, →ISBN
  5. ^ 草原”, in デジタル大辞泉 (Dejitaru Daijisen)[2] (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Shogakukan, updated roughly every four months
  6. ^ 1998, 広辞苑 (Kōjien), Fifth Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Iwanami Shoten, →ISBN
  • 2002, Ineko Kondō; Fumi Takano; Mary E Althaus; et. al., Shogakukan Progressive Japanese-English Dictionary, Third Edition, Tokyo: Shōgakukan, →ISBN.

KoreanEdit

Hanja in this term

NounEdit

草原 (chowon) (hangeul 초원)

  1. Hanja form? of 초원 (grassland).

VietnameseEdit

Hán tự in this term

NounEdit

草原

  1. chữ Hán form of thảo nguyên (grassland; steppe).