千本

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
せん
Grade: 1
ほん > ぼん
Grade: 1
on'yomi

Etymology[edit]

Compound of ‎(sen, one thousand) +‎ ‎(hon, counter for long slender objects). The hon changes to bon as an instance of rendaku (連濁).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

千本 ‎(hiragana せんぼん, romaji senbon)

  1. one thousand long slender objects

Usage notes[edit]

The long slender objects could be small, such as pins or pencils, or large, such as trees.

Proper noun[edit]

千本 ‎(hiragana せんぼん, romaji Senbon)

  1. an avenue in Kyōto
  2. a train station and the surrounding area in Tatsuno, Hyōgo Prefecture

Usage notes[edit]

This is often also romanized as Sembon.

See also[edit]