中州

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Chinese[edit]

 
middle; center; within; among; in; while (doing sth); during; China; Chinese; hit (the mark)
 
province; prefecture; state; county
simp. and trad.
(中州)
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Etymology[edit]

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Proper noun[edit]

中州

  1. the Central Plain (area on the lower reaches of the Yellow River which formed the cradle of Chinese civilization)
  2. Alternative name for 中國中国 (Zhōngguó, “China”).

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Japanese[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Kanji in this term
なか
Grade: 1

Grade: 3
kun'yomi

Compound of (naka, middle, center) +‎ (su, sandbank).[1]

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Noun[edit]

中州 (hiragana なかす, rōmaji nakasu)

  1. a sandbank in a river

Etymology 2[edit]

Kanji in this term
ちゅう
Grade: 1
しゅう
Grade: 3
on'yomi

From Middle Chinese compound 中州 (*djiung *jiou). Compare modern Chinese 中州.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

中州 (hiragana ちゅうしゅう, rōmaji chūshū, historical hiragana ちゆうしう)

  1. (archaic) the central location of some larger geographic area

Proper noun[edit]

中州 (hiragana ちゅうしゅう, rōmaji Chūshū, historical hiragana ちゆうしう)

  1. (archaic) China

References[edit]

  1. ^ 1988, 国語大辞典(新装版) (Kokugo Dai Jiten, Revised Edition) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Shogakukan
  2. 2.0 2.1 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, ISBN 4-385-13905-9
  3. ^ 1998, NHK日本語発音アクセント辞典 (NHK Japanese Pronunciation Accent Dictionary) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: NHK, ISBN 978-4-14-011112-3