Japanese

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Kanji in this term
なが
Grade: 2
kun’yomi
Alternative spelling
永さ

Etymology

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(なが) (nagai, long) + (sa, -ness).

Pronunciation

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Noun

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(なが) (nagasa

  1. length
  2. the distance between two places
  3. duration
  4. (mathematics) the norm of a vector

Usage notes

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(なが) (nagasa) is also used for the sense “duration”.

References

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  1. ^ NHK Broadcasting Culture Research Institute, editor (1998), NHK日本語発音アクセント辞典 [NHK Japanese Pronunciation Accent Dictionary] (in Japanese), Tokyo: NHK Publishing, Inc., →ISBN