寓話

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Japanese[edit]

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 寓話 on Japanese Wikipedia
Kanji in this term
ぐう
Jinmeiyō

Grade: 2
on’yomi

Etymology[edit]

Probably from Middle Chinese 寓話 (MC ŋɨoH ɦˠuaiH, literally “imply + story, speech”). Compare modern Mandarin 寓言 (yùyán).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

寓話 (hiragana ぐうわ, rōmaji gūwa)

  1. (rhetoric) an allegory, a fable (fictitious narration to enforce some useful truth or precept)

References[edit]

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

Korean[edit]

Hanja in this term

Noun[edit]

寓話 (uhwa) (hangeul 우화)

  1. Hanja form? of 우화 (fable).