三人

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Japanese[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Japanese.

  • The most likely derivation is from (mi, 3, three) +‎ (-tari, counter for persons).

(Can this(+) etymology be sourced?)

  • Today, "三人" is commonly read as "さんにん", uncommonly as "みたり".

Noun[edit]

三人(みたり) (mitari

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Etymology 2[edit]

Kanji in this term
さん
Grade: 1
にん
Grade: 1
on’yomi

Noun[edit]

(さん)(にん) (sannin

  1. three person; three people
    • 二人(ふたり)より三人(さんにん)がいい。
      Futari yori sannin ga ī.
      Three persons are better than two persons.
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