三菱

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Chinese[edit]

three [[w:Trapa natans|]]; water caltrop
simp. and trad.
(三菱)

Etymology[edit]

Orthographic borrowing from Japanese 三菱 (Mitsubishi).

Pronunciation[edit]


Proper noun[edit]

三菱

  1. Mitsubishi (Japanese industrial company)

Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
み(つ)
Grade: 1
ひし > びし
Jinmeiyō
kun’yomi

Etymology[edit]

From 三つ (mitsu, three) +‎ (hishi, water caltroprhombus), from the three-diamond 家紋 (kamon, family crest) design.

The hishi changes to bishi as an instance of rendaku (連濁).

Proper noun[edit]

三菱 (hiragana みつびし, rōmaji Mitsubishi)

  1. Mitsubishi (industrial company)
  2. a surname

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