信天翁

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Chinese[edit]

 
letter; true; to believe
letter; true; to believe; sign; evidence
day; sky; heaven elderly person
trad. (信天翁)
simp. #(信天翁)
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Etymology[edit]

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Pronunciation[edit]


Noun[edit]

信天翁

  1. albatross (seabird) (Classifier: m c)

Japanese[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Kanji in this term
あほうどり
Grade: 4 Grade: 1 Grade: S
jukujikun
Alternative spellings
阿呆鳥
阿房鳥
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Compound of 阿呆(あほう) (ahō, fool) + (とり) (tori, bird). The tori changes to dori as an instance of rendaku (連濁)..

The kanji spelling is jukujikun (熟字訓), borrowed from Chinese 信天翁.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

信天翁(あほうどり) (ahōdoriあはうどり (afaudori)?

  1. an albatross, especially the short-tailed albatross (Phoebastria albatrus)
    Synonym: アルバトロス (arubatorosu)
    Hypernym: 水薙鳥 (mizunagidori)
Derived terms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

Kanji in this term
しん
Grade: 4
てん
Grade: 1
おう
Grade: S
on’yomi kan’on

Possibly a borrowing from Chinese 信天翁 (xìntiānwēng).

Compare Min Nan 信天翁 (sìn-thian-ong).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [ɕĩntẽ̞ɰ̃o̞ː]

Noun[edit]

(しん)(てん)(おう) (shinten'ōしんてんをう (sintenwou)?

  1. (rare) an albatross, especially the short-tailed albatross (Phoebastria albatrus)

References[edit]

  1. ^ 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, →ISBN
  2. ^ 1998, NHK日本語発音アクセント辞典 (NHK Japanese Pronunciation Accent Dictionary) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: NHK, →ISBN

Korean[edit]

Hanja in this term

Noun[edit]

信天翁 (sincheonong) (hangeul 신천옹)

  1. Hanja form? of 신천옹 (albatross).