大納言

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Etymology 1[edit]

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Kanji in this term
だい
Grade: 1

Grade: 6
ごん
Grade: 2
goon kan’yōon goon

From (dai-, big, great) +‎ 納言 (nagon, councilor, on-reading of monomōsu-tsukasa).

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Noun[edit]

大納言 (hiragana だいなごん, rōmaji dainagon)

  1. (historical, politics) a chief councilor in the 太政官 (Daijō-kan, Great Council of State, the highest government office under the 律令 (Ritsuryō) system)
  2. (historical, politics, obsolete) a government office in the 太政官 (Dajō-kan, Great Council of State, the highest governing body during the early Meiji period)
  3. Short for 大納言小豆 (dainagon azuki): a large, dark red bean cultivar
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Etymology 2[edit]

Kanji in this term
おお(い)
Grade: 1
Grade: 6 Grade: 2
kun’yomi jukujikun

First attested in the Wamyō Ruijushō (938 CE).

From 大い (ōi, senior, upper) +‎ 納言 (monomōsu-tsukasa‎, councilor).

The alternative 大き (ōki) is the pre-Middle Japanese shift form of ōi of the same meaning.

Noun[edit]

大納言 (hiragana おおいものもうすつかさ, rōmaji ōi monomōsu-tsukasa, historical hiragana おほいものまうすつかさ)
(alternative reading hiragana おおきものもうすつかさ, romaji ōki monomōsu-tsukasa, historical hiragana おほきものまうすつかさ)

  1. (historical, politics, archaic) a chief councilor in the 太政官 (Ōimatsurigoto no Tsukasa, Great Council of State, the highest government office under the 律令 (Ritsuryō) system)
  2. (historical, politics, obsolete) a government office in the 太政官 (Ōimatsurigoto no Tsukasa, Great Council of State, the highest governing body during the early Meiji period)
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References[edit]

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