知事

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term

Grade: 2

Grade: 3
on'yomi

Etymology[edit]

From obsolete Mandarin 知府 (zhīfǔ, governer or magistrate of a county or province), which was often referred to as 知某州事 (one who knows matters concerning the county/province), which shortens to 知事.

Noun[edit]

知事 (hiragana ちじ, romaji chiji)

  1. governor

Mandarin[edit]

simpl. and trad.

Etymology 1[edit]

Borrowed from Japanese, which in turn was borrowed from Chinese (see the Japanese etymology section).

Noun[edit]

知事 (traditional and simplified, Pinyin zhīshì)

  1. (obsolete) the magistrate or governer of a county or medium-size town during early days of Republic of China
  2. the governer or magistrate of a Japanese prefecture

Etymology 2[edit]

Adjective[edit]

知事 (traditional and simplified, Pinyin zhīshì)

  1. sensible, reasonable, wise