埼玉

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Chinese[edit]

headland jade
simp. and trad.
(埼玉)
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Etymology[edit]

Orthographic borrowing from Japanese (さい)(たま) (Saitama).

Pronunciation[edit]


Proper noun[edit]

埼玉

  1. () Saitama (a prefecture of Japan)
  2. () Saitama (the capital city of Saitama Prefecture, Japan)

Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
さい
Grade: 4
たま
Grade: 1
kun’yomi
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Etymology[edit]

⟨saki1tama⟩ → */sakʲitama//saĩtama//saĩdama//saitama/

Shift from Old Japanese 埼玉 (Saki1tama).

Also read as Saidama in older texts.

Pronunciation[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

(さい)(たま) (Saitama

  1. a placename, such as that of:
    1. (historical) Short for 埼玉郡 (Saitama-gun): Saitama (a former district in northeastern Musashi Province, facing the Tone River, in the Kanto Region, Japan)
    2. Short for 埼玉県 (Saitama-ken): Saitama, Saitama Prefecture (a prefecture of Japan)
    3. Alternative spelling of さいたま (Saitama): Saitama (the capital city of Saitama Prefecture, Japan)
  2. a surname

Derived terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

  • Russian: Са́йтама f (Sájtama)

References[edit]

  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

Old Japanese[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Compound of (saki1, cape) +‎ (tama, gem, jewel), for its fame attested in the Man'yōshū (c. 759 CE).

Proper noun[edit]

埼玉 (Saki1tama) (kana さきたま)

  1. (historical) Saitama (a former district in northeastern Musashi Province, facing the Tone River, in the Kanto Region, Japan)

Descendants[edit]