女王

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Chinese[edit]

female; woman; daughter king; Wang (proper name)
simp. and trad.
(女王)
anagram 王女

Pronunciation[edit]



Rime
Character
Reading # 1/2 1/2
Initial () (12) (35)
Final () (22) (106)
Tone (調) Rising (X) Level (Ø)
Openness (開合) Open Closed
Division () III III
Fanqie
Reconstructions
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
/ɳɨʌX/ /ɦʉɐŋ/
Pan
Wuyun
/ɳiɔX/ /ɦʷiɐŋ/
Shao
Rongfen
/niɔX/ /ɣiuɑŋ/
Edwin
Pulleyblank
/ɳɨə̆X/ /ɦuaŋ/
Li
Rong
/niɔX/ /ɣiuaŋ/
Wang
Li
/nĭoX/ /ɣĭwaŋ/
Bernard
Karlgren
/ni̯woX/ /iwaŋ/
Expected
Mandarin
Reflex
wáng

Noun[edit]

女王

  1. queen regnant; queen
    上帝保佑女王  ―  Shàngdì bǎoyòu Nǚwáng  ―  God Bless the Queen
  2. women who represents the dead person during a Ryukyuan rite

Proper noun[edit]

女王

  1. (Can we verify(+) this sense?) An ancient state in Japan.

Japanese[edit]

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Etymology 1[edit]

Kanji in this term
じょ
Grade: 1
おう
Grade: 1
kan’on

(Can this(+) etymology be sourced?) From Middle Chinese 女王 (nrjoX hjwang, literally female + king).

EB1911 - Volume 01 - Page 001 - 1.svg This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.
Particularly: “Were there that many queens regnant in ancient China that the need for this so-called "Middle Chinese compound" arose?”

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

女王(じょおう) (joō (historical kana ぢよわう)

  1. a princess who is a Japanese prince's or princess's daughter
    (のり)()(じょ)(おう)
    Noriko Joō
    Princess Noriko
  2. a queen regnant, especially a non-East Asian one
    (ぜん)(とく)((じょ))(おう)
    Zentoku (Jo)ō
    Queen Seondeok
    (じょ)(おう)エリザベス2()(せい)
    Joō Erizabesu Nisei
    Queen Elizabeth II
    アナと(ゆき)(じょ)(おう)
    Ana to Yuki no Joō
    Anna and the Snow Queen
  3. a queen (reproductive female animal in a hive)
    女王(じょおう)アリ
    joō ari
    a queen ant
Usage notes[edit]
  • Under the Meiji Imperial Household Law, a 女王 was a female who was descended from the imperial family through no more than five generations. Currently, a 女王 has to be legitimately descended through princes through no more than three generations.[3]
See also[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

Kanji in this term
じょう
Grade: 1
おう
Grade: 1
Irregular on’yomi

(Can this(+) etymology be sourced?) Alteration of joō.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (Irregular reading)

Noun[edit]

女王(じょうおう) (jōō (historical kana ぢようわう)

  1. a queen regnant

Etymology 3[edit]

Kanji in this term
にょ
Grade: 1
おう
Grade: 1
goon

(Can this(+) etymology be sourced?) From Middle Chinese 女王 (nrjoX hjwang, literally female + king). (Can this(+) etymology be sourced?) The goon reading, so likely the initial borrowing.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

女王(にょおう) (nyoō (historical kana によわう)

  1. a queen regnant

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, →ISBN
  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
  3. ^ 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, →ISBN

Korean[edit]

Hanja in this term

Noun[edit]

女王 (yeowang) (hangeul 여왕)

  1. Hanja form? of 여왕 (queen regnant).

Vietnamese[edit]

Hán tự in this term

Noun[edit]

女王

  1. Hán tự form of nữ vương (queen regnant).