千乗の国

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
せん
Grade: 1
じょう
Grade: 3
くに
Grade: 2

Etymology[edit]

Noun phrase, composed of 千乗 (senjō, one thousand chariots) + (no, possessive marker) + (kuni, country, state).

Ultimately borrowed from Literary Chinese 千乘之國.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [sẽ̞ɴd͡ʑʲo̞ː no̞ kɯᵝni]

Idiom[edit]

千乗の国 (hiragana せんじょうのくに, romaji senjō no kuni)

  1. (ancient China) a state with a thousand chariots; (by extension) a medium-sized state
    • Confucius, 学而第一:
      子曰く、千乗の国を道びくに、事を敬して信、用を節して人を愛し、民を使うに時を以てす。
      Shi iwaku, senjō no kuni o michibiku ni, koto o keishite shin, yō o sesshite hito o aishi, tami o tsukau ni toki o motte su.

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