See also: 韓國 and 韩国

JapaneseEdit

Etymology 1Edit

Kanji in this term
かん
Grade: S
こく
Grade: 2
kan’on
Alternative spelling
韓國 (kyūjitai)

Shortened from 大韓民国(だいかんみんこく) (Daikan Minkoku, Republic of Korea), from Korean 대한민국 (Daehanmin'guk). The archaic sense may be from 大韓帝國(だいかんていこく) (Daikan Teikoku, Korean Empire).

PronunciationEdit

Proper nounEdit

(かん)(こく) (Kankoku (kyūjitai 韓國)

  1. South Korea (a country in East Asia)
  2. (history, archaic) Korea (former empire in East Asia) (1897–1910)

Etymology 2Edit

Kanji in this term
から
Grade: S
くに
Grade: 2
kun’yomi
Alternative spellings
韓國 (kyūjitai)
唐國

Of (から) (kara, China; Korea; foreign country, archaic) and (くに) (kuni, kingdom; country).[1]

Proper nounEdit

(から)(くに) (Karakuni (kyūjitai 韓國)

  1. (archaic) Korea (an empire in East Asia; contemporary North Korea and South Korea)
  2. alternative form of 唐国 (Karakuni; Karakoku, China)

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ “唐国・韓国”. 小学館 全文全訳古語辞典 (Shogakkan zenbu zenyaku kogo jiten). [Shogakkan complete dictionary of archaisms], 2004.

OkinawanEdit

Kanji in this term
くゎん
Grade: S
くく
Grade: 2

Proper nounEdit

韓国 (shinjitai kanji, kyūjitai kanji 韓國, hiragana くゎんくく, rōmaji Kwankuku)

  1. South Korea
  2. Korea
    Synonym: 朝鮮 (Chōshin)[1], 高麗 (Kōrē)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ ちょーしん【朝鮮】” in JLect - Japonic Languages and Dialects Database Dictionary, 2019.