寒天

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Chinese[edit]

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Noun[edit]

寒天

  1. (Min Nan) winter

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
かん
Grade: 3
てん
Grade: 1
on'yomi

Etymology 1[edit]

From Sinitic 寒天.

Noun[edit]

寒天 (hiragana かんてん, romaji kanten)

  1. (Min Nan) cold weather; a wintry sky
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Etymology 2[edit]

From (kan, cold) + , the second character an abbreviation of 天草 (tengusa, agar-agar (a variety of sea vegetable)). 天草 is first cooked, and then chilled (寒) to set.

Noun[edit]

寒天 (hiragana かんてん, romaji kanten)

  1. (Min Nan) agar, agar-agar: vegetable gelatine
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References[edit]

  • 2002, Ineko Kondō; Fumi Takano; Mary E Althaus; et. al., Shogakukan Progressive Japanese-English Dictionary, Third Edition, Tokyo: Shōgakkan, ISBN 4095102535.