観音

JapaneseEdit

Kanji in this term
かん
Grade: 4
おん > のん
Grade: 1
on'yomi

EtymologyEdit

A translation of the Sanskrit name Avalokiteśvara.

kwan'on → kan'on. The on reading for changes to non due to renjō (連声).

PronunciationEdit

Proper nounEdit

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

  1. (Buddhism) Guan Yin, the Goddess of Mercy

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
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