紫苑

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Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Kanji in this term

Grade: S
おん
Jinmeiyō
on'yomi

From Middle Chinese 紫菀. Compare modern Mandarin 紫菀 (zǐwǎn).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

紫苑 (hiragana しおん, historical hiragana しをん, romaji shion)

  1. an aster, a Michaelmas daisy: Aster tataricus

Proper noun[edit]

紫苑 (hiragana しおん, historical hiragana しをん, romaji Shion)

  1. A female given name
Derived terms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

Kanji in this term

Grade: S
おに
Jinmeiyō
Irregular

Alteration from shion, where the final moraic n changed to ni.[2][3]

/ɕion//ɕioni/

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

紫苑 (hiragana しおに, historical hiragana しをに, romaji shioni)

  1. an aster, a Michaelmas daisy: Aster tataricus

Proper noun[edit]

紫苑 (hiragana しおに, historical hiragana しをに, romaji Shioni)

  1. A female given name

Etymology 3[edit]

Kanji in this term

Grade: S
えん
Jinmeiyō
on'yomi

Alteration from shion, using the kan'on reading of en for the second character. Less common.

Pronunciation[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

紫苑 (hiragana しえん, historical hiragana しゑん, romaji Shien)

  1. (rare) A female given name

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1998, NHK日本語発音アクセント辞典 (NHK Japanese Pronunciation Accent Dictionary) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: NHK, ISBN 978-4-14-011112-3
  2. ^ 1988, 国語大辞典(新装版) (Kokugo Dai Jiten, Revised Edition) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Shogakukan
  3. ^ 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, ISBN 4-385-13905-9