天変地異

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
てん
Grade: 1
へん > ぺん
Grade: 4

Grade: 2

Grade: 6
on’yomi
Alternative spelling
天變地異 (kyūjitai)

Etymology[edit]

Yojijukugo (四字熟語). Compound of 天変 (tenpen, a change or abnormality in the heavens) +‎ 地異 (chii, a bad change in or on the earth).[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

(てん)(ぺん)()() (tenpenchii

  1. (idiomatic) an extraordinary natural occurrence: a catastrophe, a calamity
    (てん)(ぺん)()()()きた
    Tenpenchii ga okita.
    An earth-shattering incident occurred.

References[edit]

  1. ^ 1988, 国語大辞典(新装版) (Kokugo Dai Jiten, Revised Edition) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Shogakukan
  2. ^ Kyōsuke Kindaichi, Tadao Yamada, Takeshi Shibata, Kenji Sakai, Yasuo Kuramochi, and Akio Yamada, editors (1997) 新明解国語辞典 [Shin Meikai Kokugo Jiten] (in Japanese), Fifth edition, Tōkyō: Sanseidō, →ISBN
  3. ^ NHK Broadcasting Culture Research Institute, editor (1998) NHK日本語発音アクセント辞典 [NHK Japanese Pronunciation Accent Dictionary] (in Japanese), Tōkyō: NHK Publishing, →ISBN
  4. ^ Akira Matsumura, editor (2006) 大辞林 [Daijirin] (in Japanese), Third edition, Tōkyō: Sanseidō, →ISBN