将棋

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See also: 將棋

Chinese[edit]

For pronunciation and definitions of – see 將棋 (“shogi; janggi”).
(This term, 将棋, is the simplified form of 將棋.)
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Japanese[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Kanji in this term
しょう
Grade: 6
き > ぎ
Grade: S
on’yomi
Alternative spellings
象戯 (obsolete)
象棋 (obsolete)

First attested in Shinsarugakuki (11th century) as 将棊[1], but also later as 象戯 or 象棋 in other literatures[2]. Probably cognate with Chinese 象棋 (xiàngqí).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

将棋(しょうぎ) (shōgi (kyūjitai 將棋, historical kana しやうぎ)

  1. shogi (Japanese chess)
    Synonyms: 日本将棋 (nihon shōgi), 本将棋 (honshōgi)
    ()(ほん)(しょう)()(れん)(めい)
    Nihon Shōgi Renmei
    Japanese Shogi Association
    • 2000 July 7 [May 17 2000], Amagi, Seimaru; Sato, Fumiya, “FILE(ファイル) 3 ()(しゃ)のチェックメイト The() Great(グレート) Chess(チェス) Player(プレーヤー) Akechi(アケチ) 〈(もん)(だい)(へん)1〉 [FILE 3: Dead Man’s Checkmate: The Great Chess Player Akechi ‹Problem 1›]”, in 明智警視の優雅なる事件簿 [Superintendent Akechi Elegant Case Files] (fiction), 3rd edition, Tokyo: Kodansha, →ISBN:
      これは(おれ)とオッサンの(ひる)メシ()けた(しょう)()なんだぜ?それにチェックメイトは「チェス」の(よう)()じゃん!(おれ)(しょう)()やってんだぜ⁉
      Kore wa ore to ossan no hirumeshi kaketa shōbu nan da ze? Sore ni chekkumeito wa “chesu” no yōgo jan! Orera shōgi yatten da ze⁉
      I was playing betting on lunch with pops, damn it! And isn’t checkmate a “chess” term? We were playing shōgi
      (しょう)()もチェスも(もと)(おな)じインド(しょう)()からきてるんですよ!()(ほん)(てき)なルールは()わりません‼
      Shōgi mo chesu mo moto wa onaji Indo shōgi kara kiterun desu yo! Kihonteki na rūru wa kawarimasen‼
      Both shōgi and chess originate from Indian chess! The core rules aren’t really so different‼
  2. any of several shogi variants that are (or have been) played in Japan and elsewhere
  3. any other chess variant such as Western chess, xiangqi (Chinese chess), chaturanga, janggi (Korean chess), shatranj, makruk, etc.
    (しょう)()(るい)
    shōgirui
    chess variant

Derived terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

  • English: shogi
  • Indonesian: sogi

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