借音

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
しゃく
Grade: 4
おん
Grade: 1
on’yomi
Examples

らむ (⟨ramu⟩ → ran)
(⟨pana⟩ → hana)

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Chinese-derived elements (shaku, borrowing) +‎ (on, sound).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

借音 (hiragana しゃくおん, rōmaji shakuon)

  1. the use of 万葉仮名 (man'yōgana) to spell sounds in Old Japanese, irrespective of the kanji's meaning
    Antonyms: 借訓 (shakkun), 正音 (seion)

References[edit]

  1. ^ 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, →ISBN