三位

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Japanese[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Kanji in this term
さん
Grade: 1
い > み
Grade: 4
on'yomi

samwi → sammi The i reading for changes to mi as an instance of renjō (連声).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

三位 (hiragana さんみ, rōmaji sanmi, historical hiragana さんゐ)

  1. third rank
  2. of person of the third rank
  3. a low ranking priest
  4. a Christian doctrine in which the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit are one; the trinity

Etymology 2[edit]

Kanji in this term
さん
Grade: 1

Grade: 4
on'yomi

sanwi → san'i

Alternative pronunciation without renjō.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

三位 (hiragana さんい, rōmaji san'i, historical hiragana さんゐ)

  1. third rank or place