象牙海岸

ChineseEdit

elephant tusk; ivory coast; seashore
simp. and trad.
(象牙海岸)
象牙 海岸
 
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EtymologyEdit

Calque of French Côte d'Ivoire. Doublet of 科特迪瓦 (Kētèdíwǎ).

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Proper nounEdit

象牙海岸

  1. (dated, still used in Taiwan, Malaysia and Singapore) Ivory Coast, Côte d'Ivoire (a country in West Africa)
    Synonym: 科特迪瓦 (Kētèdíwǎ(Mainland China)

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DescendantsEdit

Sino-Xenic (象牙海岸):

JapaneseEdit

Kanji in this term
ぞう
Grade: 5

Grade: S
かい
Grade: 2
がん
Grade: 3
goon on’yomi

EtymologyEdit

From Chinese 象牙海岸, equivalent to 象牙 (zōge, elephant tusk, ivory) +‎ 海岸 (kaigan, coast), calque of French Côte d'Ivoire

Proper nounEdit

象牙海岸(ぞうげかいがん) (Zōge Kaigan

  1. (obsolete) Synonym of コートジボワール (Kōto Jibowāru, Côte d'Ivoire);
  2. Ivory Coast (a country in West Africa)

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