川端

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
かわ
Grade: 1
はた > ばた
Grade: S
kun'yomi

Etymology[edit]

(kawa) "river" + // (hata) "edge"

Noun[edit]

川端 (hiragana かわばた, rōmaji kawabata, historical hiragana かはばた)

  1. Riverbank.
    • 1593: Esopono fabulas (Aesop's Fables), "Vôcameto, fitcujino tatoyeno coto" (The Wolf and The Lamb)
      Aru cauabatani vôcamemo, fitcujimo mizzuuo nomuni, ...
      (= ある川端にオオカメも、ヒツジも水を飲むに、…)
      (On a certain riverbank, a wolf and a sheep go to drink water)
    • 1632: Diego Collado, Dictionarium Sive Thesauri Linguae Iaponicae Compendium, p. 117 (mislabelled 118)
      Ripa, æ: ribera y orilla de rio. cavãbata.

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Proper noun[edit]

川端 (hiragana かわばた, rōmaji Kawabata)

  1. A surname​.