天主

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Chinese[edit]

day; sky; heaven
 
to own; to host; master; lord; primary
simp. and trad.
(天主)
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Etymology[edit]

Wasei kango (和製漢語), from Japanese  (てん) (しゅ) ‎(tenshu, God), semantically readapted from Chinese 天主 (“heavenly emperor; heavenly God”).[1]

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天主

  1. (chiefly Catholicism) the Lord of Heaven; God

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References[edit]

  1. ^ 刘正埮 (1984), 高名凯, editor, 汉语外来词词典 [A Dictionary of Loan Words and Hybrid Words in Chinese] (in Chinese), Shanghai: 上海辞书出版社.

Japanese[edit]

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Kanji in this term
てん
Grade: 1
しゅ
Grade: 3
on'yomi

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Chinese 天主 ‎(then tsyuX)

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Proper noun[edit]

天主 ‎(hiragana てんしゅ, romaji Tenshu)

  1. (Christianity) the Lord of Heaven

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