See also: 靈長 and 灵长

Japanese edit

Kanji in this term
Grade: S
Grade: 2
Alternative spelling
靈長 (kyūjitai)

Etymology edit

From Middle Chinese 靈長 (MC leng trjangX, literally “god, deity + master, chief”). Ultimately sourced from the 書経 (Shokyō, Book of Documents), one version of which is dated to the late Qin dynasty.

Pronunciation edit

Noun edit

(れい)(ちょう) (reichōれいちやう (reityau)?

  1. the master of all things, the most powerful of beings, the lord of creation
    Ningen wa banbutsu no reichō de aru.
    Mankind is the lord of all things.

See also edit

References edit

  1. ^ Matsumura, Akira, editor (2006), 大辞林 (in Japanese), Third edition, Tōkyō: Sanseidō, →ISBN
  • Shōgaku Tosho (1988) 国語大辞典(新装版) [Unabridged Dictionary of Japanese (Revised Edition)] (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Shogakukan, →ISBN