大西洋

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Chinese[edit]

 
big; great; huge; large; major; wide; deep; oldest; eldest; doctor
west sea
simp. and trad.
(大西洋)
西洋
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大西洋 (Written Standard Chinese?)
大西洋 (Cantonese)

Etymology[edit]

Attested in Kunyu Wanguo Quantu by Matteo Ricci in 1602, literally “great west sea”, from (“great”, meaning great distance) and 西洋 (“west sea”, meaning any seas in the west of Indochina), as opposed to 小西洋 (“lesser west sea”, i.e. Indian Ocean), 小東洋 (“lesser east sea”, i.e. West Pacific around Japan) and 大東洋 (“great east sea”, i.e. East Pacific around Mexico) (Zhang, 2012).

Pronunciation[edit]


Proper noun[edit]

大西洋

  1. the Atlantic Ocean

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Japanese[edit]

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Kanji in this term
西
たい
Grade: 1
せい
Grade: 2
よう
Grade: 3
on’yomi

Pronunciation[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

大西洋 (hiragana たいせいよう, rōmaji Taiseiyō, historical hiragana たいせいやう)

  1. the Atlantic Ocean

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  • 2002, Ineko Kondō; Fumi Takano; Mary E Althaus; et. al., Shogakukan Progressive Japanese-English Dictionary, Third Edition, Tokyo: Shōgakukan, →ISBN.

Korean[edit]

Hanja in this term
西

Proper noun[edit]

大西洋 (Daeseoyang, McCune-Reischauer: Taesŏyang, Yale: Tāyseyang) (hangeul 대서양)

  1. Hanja form? of 대서양 (Atlantic Ocean).