倭琴

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Japanese[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Kanji in this term

Jinmeiyō
ごん
Grade: S
on’yomi

Probably coined in Japan of Middle Chinese-derived components, as a compound of (wa, Japan, Japanese) +‎ (gon, koto, zither).

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Noun[edit]

倭琴 (hiragana わごん, rōmaji wagon)

  1. Alternative spelling of 和琴: (music) a six-stringed koto or zither used to perform kagura music, more common in ancient times
Usage notes[edit]

The 和琴 spelling is much more common, due to the dwarf connotations of the character.

Etymology 2[edit]

Kanji in this term
やまと
Jinmeiyō
こと > ごと
Grade: S
kun’yomi

Compound of (Yamato, ancient name for Japan) +‎ (koto, a koto, a zither).[2] The koto changes to goto as an instance of rendaku (連濁).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (Irregular reading)

Alternative forms[edit]

Noun[edit]

倭琴 (hiragana やまとごと, rōmaji yamatogoto)

  1. Alternative spelling of 大和琴: (music) a six-stringed koto or zither used to perform kagura music, more common in ancient times
Usage notes[edit]

The 大和琴 spelling is much more common, due to the dwarf connotations of the character.

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, →ISBN
  2. ^ 1988, 国語大辞典(新装版) (Kokugo Dai Jiten, Revised Edition) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Shogakukan