天皇

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Chinese[edit]

day; sky; heaven emperor; (surname)
simp. and trad.
(天皇)

Pronunciation[edit]


Noun[edit]

天皇

  1. king of heaven
  2. the Emperor of Japan, mikado

Japanese[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Kanji in this term
てん
Grade: 1
おう > のう
Grade: 6
on'yomi

The ō reading for changes to due to renjō (連声).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

天皇 ‎(hiragana てんのう, romaji tennō, historical hiragana てんわう)

  1. the head of a state; emperor
  2. the Emperor of Japan
Synonyms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

Kanji in this term
てん
Grade: 1
こう
Grade: 6
on'yomi
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Pronunciation[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

天皇 ‎(hiragana てんこう, romaji Tenkō, historical hiragana てんくわう)

  1. the first of the Three Sovereigns; Fu Xi

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References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, ISBN 4-385-13905-9
  2. ^ 1998, NHK日本語発音アクセント辞典 (NHK Japanese Pronunciation Accent Dictionary) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: NHK, ISBN 978-4-14-011112-3

Korean[edit]

Hanja in this word

Noun[edit]

天皇 ‎(cheonhwang) ‎(hangeul 천황)

  1. Hanja form? of 천황, “the Emperor of Japan, mikado”.