吏読

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Kanji in this term
Grade: S Grade: 2

Etymology 1[edit]

Unknown. The name is first found in 1444 in the work of Ch'oe Malli, but the practice was in use for many centuries preceding that. Variously written 吏読, 吏道, 吏吐 etc, only the first character "clerk" is common and suggests that it was a system used by government clerks.

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Noun[edit]

吏読 (hiragana りと, romaji rito)

  1. Idu, an archaic method of writing Korean with Chinese characters; the syntax is Korean order and includes Chinese characters to represent Korean grammar

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Etymology 2[edit]

Unknown. The name is first found in 1444 in the work of Ch'oe Malli, but the practice was in use for many centuries preceding that. Variously written 吏読, 吏道, 吏吐 etc, only the first character "clerk" is common and suggests that it was a system used by government clerks.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

吏読 (hiragana りとう, romaji ritō)

  1. Idu, an archaic method of writing Korean with Chinese characters; the syntax is Korean order and includes Chinese characters to represent Korean grammar

Alternative forms[edit]

See also[edit]