三文判

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
さん
Grade: 1
もん
Grade: 1
はん > ばん
Grade: 5
on'yomi

Etymology[edit]

Literally a three mon seal. A mon is a historical Japanese currency worth very little similar to a shilling or penny. -ban is the voiced form of han and equivalent to hanko (seal).

Noun[edit]

三文判 (hiragana さんもんばん, romaji sanmonban)

  1. a cheap seal