奈良

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Chinese[edit]

how can one help good; very; very much
simp. and trad.
(奈良)

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奈良

  1. () Nara (a prefecture of Japan)
  2. () Nara (a city in Nara, Japan)

Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term

Grade: S

Grade: 4
on’yomi

Etymology[edit]

According to the ancient Japanese book Nihon Shoki, the name "Nara" derived from the Japanese verb 平す (narasu, to flatten)[1]. In The Study of Place Names, Kunio Yanagida stated, "Nara stands for flatland."[2]

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奈良 (hiragana なら, rōmaji Nara)

  1. Nara, a city in central Japan
     () () ()
    Nara shi
    Nara (city)
  2. Nara, a prefecture in central Japan
     () () (けん)
    Nara ken
    Nara (ken, prefecture)
  3. A surname​.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ In September in the tenth year of Emperor Sujin, "then, leading selected soldiers, (the rebels) went forward, climbed Nara-yama (hills lying to the north of Heijō-kyō) and put them in order. Now the imperial forces gathered and flattened trees and plants. Therefore the mountain is called Nara-yama."
  2. ^ 柳田国男 YANAGIDA Kunio (1936), 『地名の研究』 (The Study of Place Names), 古今書院, pp.217-219
  3. ^ 1998, NHK日本語発音アクセント辞典 (NHK Japanese Pronunciation Accent Dictionary) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: NHK, →ISBN