三叉

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Japanese[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Kanji in this term
みつ
Grade: 1
また
Jinmeiyō
kun'yomi

Compound of 三つ (mitsu, three) +‎ (mata, fork, bifurcation).[1][2][3]

Pronunciation[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Noun[edit]

三叉 (hiragana みつまた, romaji mitsumata)

  1. a three-way fork, such as in a road, river, or tree
  2. a trident
  3. Alternative spelling of 三椏: the paper bush, Edgeworthia chrysantha, from the way the bush branches in threes
    This sense is more commonly spelled 三椏 in kanji. As with many terms naming organisms, this is often spelled in katakana in biology contexts, as ミツマタ.

Proper noun[edit]

三叉 (hiragana みつまた, romaji Mitsumata)

  1. an area along the Sumida River in Tokyo between the Shin Ōhashi and the Kiyosu-bashi bridges, near the inlet of the Onagi Canal

Etymology 2[edit]

Kanji in this term
さん
Grade: 1

Jinmeiyō
on'yomi

From Middle Chinese 三叉. Compare modern Mandarin 三叉 (sānchā).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

三叉 (hiragana さんさ, romaji sansa)

  1. a three-way fork, such as in a road, river, or tree

References[edit]

  1. ^ 1988, 国語大辞典(新装版) (Kokugo Dai Jiten, Revised Edition) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Shogakukan
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, ISBN 4-385-13905-9
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 1997, 新明解国語辞典 (Shin Meikai Kokugo Jiten), Fifth Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, ISBN 4-385-13143-0
  4. ^ 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