a general; (will, shall, "future tense"); ready; prepared; to get; to use
|army; military; arms|
First used in the state of Jin in Spring and Autumn period, where the army are controled by one of the leaders of six powerful vassal states (see Zhongjunjiang). Later it becomes a separate official position.
- (military) general (military rank)
- (literary) Alternative name for 硫黃／硫黄 (liúhuáng, “sulfur”).
- (literary) Alternative name for 大黃／大黄 (dàihuáng, “rhubarb”).
- (historical) shogun (supreme generalissimo of feudal Japan)
Note that the character 將 here has a level-tone pronunciation (Mandarin: jiāng), not a departing-tone one (Mandarin: jiàng) as may be expected from the meaning of “general”. In fact, 將 here means "to lead", not "general".
- → Khitan:
- → Manchu: ᠵᠠᠩᡤᡳᠨ (janggin)
- → Chinese: 章京 (zhāngjīng)
- → Manchu: ᠵᡳᠶᠠᠩᡤᡳᠶᡡᠨ (jiyanggiyūn)
|For pronunciation and definitions of 將軍 – see the following entry.|
|(This term, 將軍, is an alternative spelling of the above term.)|
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