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west phonetic
trad. (西藏) 西
simp. #(西藏) 西
 
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EtymologyEdit

Calque of Manchu ᠸᠠᡵᡤᡳ
ᡯᠠᠩ
(wargi dzang, Ü-Tsang; Tibet, literally west dzang) in Qing-dynasty imperial annals (Qing Shilu, 1663 CE) (Chen, 1999).

The Manchu term was a phono-semantic matching of Tibetan དབུས་གཙང (dbus gtsang, Ü-Tsang), matching the first syllable དབུས (dbus, centre) with the then close-sounding Manchu ᠸᠠᡵᡤᡳ (wargi, west, i.e. western region) (ibid.).

PronunciationEdit


Proper nounEdit

西藏

  1. Tibet (cultural area)
  2. (~自治區) Tibetan Autonomous Region; Xizang Autonomous Region

SynonymsEdit

  • (older names) (fán), 土蕃 (Tǔbō, Tǔfán), 吐蕃 (Tǔbō, Tǔfán)

Derived termsEdit


JapaneseEdit

Kanji in this term
西
せい
Grade: 2
ぞう
Jinmeiyō
on’yomi

Proper nounEdit

西藏 (kyūjitai kanji, shinjitai kanji 西蔵, hiragana せいぞう, rōmaji Seizō)

  1. Kyūjitai form of 西蔵 (Tibet)
  2. Rare spelling of チベット (Tibet).

KoreanEdit

Hanja in this term
西

NounEdit

西藏 (seojang) (hangeul 서장)

  1. Hanja form? of 서장 (Tibet).

VietnameseEdit

Hán tự in this word
西

NounEdit

西藏

  1. Hán tự form of Tây Tạng, (“Tibet”).