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JapaneseEdit

 
Japanese Wikipedia has an article on:
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Kanji in this term
かん
Grade: 4
おん > のん
Grade: 1
on'yomi

EtymologyEdit

From Middle Chinese 觀音 (kwan ʔim)

/kwaɴ.on//kannon/. The on reading for changes to non as an instance of renjō (連声).

PronunciationEdit

Proper nounEdit

観音 (shinjitai kanji, kyūjitai kanji 觀音, hiragana かんのん, rōmaji Kannon, historical hiragana くわんおん)

  1. (Buddhism) Guanyin; Kannon

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ 1998, NHK日本語発音アクセント辞典 (NHK Japanese Pronunciation Accent Dictionary) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: NHK, ISBN 978-4-14-011112-3