女王

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Chinese[edit]

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

Pronunciation[edit]


Noun[edit]

女王

  1. queen regnant
    上帝保佑女王  ―  shàngdì bǎoyòu Nǚwáng  ―  God Bless the Queen

Japanese[edit]

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Etymology 1[edit]

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

From Middle Chinese compound 女王 (nrjoX hjwang, literally female + king). The kan'on reading, so likely a later borrowing.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

女王 (hiragana じょおう, rōmaji joō, historical hiragana ぢよわう)

  1. a queen regnant
  2. a queen (reproductive female animal in a hive)
     (じょお) ()アリ
    joō ari
    a queen ant
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Etymology 2[edit]

Kanji in this term
Grade: 1 Grade: 1
Irregular

Alteration of joō.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (Irregular reading)

Noun[edit]

女王 (hiragana じょうおう, rōmaji jōō, historical hiragana ぢようわう)

  1. a queen regnant

Etymology 3[edit]

Kanji in this term
にょ
Grade: 1
おう
Grade: 1
on’yomi

From Middle Chinese compound 女王 (nrjoX hjwang, literally female + king). The goon reading, so likely the initial borrowing.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

女王 (hiragana にょおう, rōmaji nyoō, historical hiragana 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 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 term

Noun[edit]

女王 (yeowang) (hangeul 여왕)

  1. Hanja form? of 여왕, “queen regnant”.