二輪

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term

Grade: 1
りん
Grade: 4
on’yomi

Etymology[edit]

May be from Middle Chinese 二輪 (MC ȵiɪH liuɪn).

Alternatively, may have been coined in Japan of Middle Chinese-derived elements, as a compound of (ni, two) +‎ (rin, wheel; ring).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

二輪 (hiragana にりん, rōmaji nirin)

  1. two things that are round
     (じつ) (げつ) () (りん)
    jitsugetsu no nirin
    the two circles / rings / roundnesses of the sun and the moon
     () (りん) ()きの () ()
    nirinsaki no yuri
    two-circle-blooming lilies → twin-blooming lilies

Derived terms[edit]

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, →ISBN
  • 1988, 国語大辞典(新装版) (Kokugo Dai Jiten, Revised Edition) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Shogakukan