仮名

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
Grade: 5 Grade: 1

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Japanese. Compound of (kari, borrowing) and (na, name, character). In contrast to 真名 (mana, true name, true character).

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Noun[edit]

仮名 (shinjitai kanji, kyūjitai kanji 假名, hiragana かりな, romaji karina)

  1. a category of Japanese syllabary scripts: kana
  2. a temporary name
  3. an alias

Etymology 2[edit]

Contraction of /karina/ > /kanna/.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

仮名 (shinjitai kanji, kyūjitai kanji 假名, hiragana かんな, romaji kanna)

  1. a category of Japanese syllabary scripts: kana

Etymology 3[edit]

Contraction of /karina/ > /kanna/ > /kana/.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

仮名 (shinjitai kanji, kyūjitai kanji 假名, hiragana かな, romaji kana)

  1. a category of Japanese syllabary scripts: kana
    • 16031604: Nippo Jisho (page 86)
      Cana. カナ (仮名・仮字) 日本の文字の一種. Cananiyù. (仮名に言ふ) 皆の人がわかるように, やさしく話す.
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Etymology 4[edit]

From Sinitic 假名. Kan'on, so probably a somewhat later borrowing from Chinese.

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Noun[edit]

仮名 (shinjitai kanji, kyūjitai kanji 假名, hiragana かめい, romaji kamei)

  1. an assumed name: an alias, sobriquet, or pen name

Etymology 5[edit]

From Sinitic 假名. Goon, so probably an earlier borrowing from Chinese.

/kemjau/ > /kemjɔː/ > /kemjoː/

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

仮名 (shinjitai kanji, kyūjitai kanji 假名, hiragana けみょう, historical hiragana けみゃう, romaji kemyō)

  1. an assumed name: an alias, sobriquet, or pen name
  2. a provisional name given to someone when the real name is unknown

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