亜鉛

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Japanese[edit]

Chemical element
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Grade: S
えん
Grade: S
on'yomi

Etymology[edit]

First appears in Japanese in the 1713 edition of the 和漢三才図会 (Wakan Sansai Zue, “Illustrated Sino-Japanese Encyclopedia”). Appears to be a Japanese coinage as (a, next, sub-) + (en, lead, the metal), probably from the way that zinc is often found together with lead in ores. Probably influenced by early Min Nan 倭鉛 (e iân), early Mandarin 倭鉛 (wōqiān, literally dwarf lead” → “zinc).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

亜鉛 (shinjitai kanji, kyūjitai kanji 亞鉛, hiragana あえん, romaji aen)

  1. zinc, Zn

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References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, ISBN 4-385-13905-9
  2. 2.0 2.1 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
  • 2002, Ineko Kondō; Fumi Takano; Mary E Althaus; et. al., Shogakukan Progressive Japanese-English Dictionary, Third Edition, Tokyo: Shōgakukan, ISBN 4095102535.