一寸

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Japanese[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Kanji in this term
いち > いっ
Grade: 1
すん
Grade: 6
on’yomi

From Middle Chinese compound 一寸 (yit tshwonH, literally one thumb, one inch).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

一寸 (hiragana いっすん, rōmaji issun)

  1. one sun: a unit of length equivalent to a tenth of a (shaku, traditional Japanese foot as a unit of length), or approximately 3.03 centimeters
  2. a short amount of time, distance, or mass
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Etymology 2[edit]

Kanji in this term
Grade: 1 Grade: 6
Irregular

Adverb[edit]

一寸 (hiragana ちょっと, rōmaji chotto)

  1. Alternative spelling of ちょっと.

References[edit]

  1. ^ 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, ISBN 4-385-13905-9