光年

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Chinese[edit]

light; ray; bright year
simp. and trad.
(光年)
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Pronunciation[edit]


Noun[edit]

光年

  1. (astronomy) light year

Japanese[edit]

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Kanji in this term
こう
Grade: 2
ねん
Grade: 1
on’yomi

Etymology[edit]

Appears to be a calque of English light year.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

光年 (hiragana こうねん, rōmaji kōnen, historical hiragana くわうねん)

  1. (astronomy) a light year

Counter[edit]

光年 (hiragana こうねん, rōmaji -kōnen, historical hiragana くわうねん)

  1. (astronomy) light year
     () (ちゅう) (ちょっ) (けい) (やく)930 (おく) (こう) (ねん)だ。
    Uchū no chokkei wa yaku 930-oku kōnen da.
    The diameter of the universe is some ninety-three billion light years.
    • 1988 July 30 [Jul 25 1984], Fujiko F. Fujio, “ニューイヤーせい調ちょうこう [Expedition to Planet New Year]”, in ポストの中の明日 [Post-Mid-Tomorrow] (藤子不二雄少年SF短編集; 2), volume 2 (fiction, in Japanese), 10th edition, Tokyo: Shogakukan, →ISBN, page 73:
       () (きゅう) () (しん)すでに (ぎん) () (けい)の外れにあるといえるが、そこからさらに六 (まん)光年 () (ぶん) ()の先っぽに……、ロルカル (けい) (だい) (わく) (せい)「ニューイヤー」がある。
      Chikyū jishin sude ni Gingakei no hazure ni aru to ieru ga, soko kara sara ni rokuman kōnen kabunshi no sakippo ni……, Rorukaru-kei dai-san wakusei “Nyū Iyā” ga aru.
      Earth is essentially situated in the extremity of the Milky Way, 60,000 light years from which, at the tip of the vortex molecules……, is “New Year”, the third planet of the Lorcal system.

References[edit]

  1. ^ 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, →ISBN
  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
  3. ^ 1997, 新明解国語辞典 (Shin Meikai Kokugo Jiten), Fifth Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, →ISBN

Korean[edit]

Hanja in this term

Noun[edit]

光年 (gwangnyeon) (hangeul 광년)

  1. Hanja form? of 광년, “light year”.