希臘

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Chinese[edit]

rare; infrequent December; preserved (meat)
trad. (希臘)
simp. (希腊)

Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek Ἑλλάς ‎(Hellás) via Cantonese.

Pronunciation[edit]


Proper noun[edit]

希臘

  1. Greece

Derived terms[edit]


Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
Grade: 4 Hyōgaiji
Irregular

Etymology[edit]

From Portuguese Grécia.[1]

The spelling is an example of ateji, borrowed from Chinese 希臘.

Pronunciation[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

希臘 ‎(katakana ギリシア, romaji Girishia)

  1. Rare spelling of ギリシア.

Usage notes[edit]

The kanji spelling is rare. The first character as an abbreviation () is more common than the full kanji spelling.

References[edit]

  1. ^ 1988, 国語大辞典(新装版) (Kokugo Dai Jiten, Revised Edition) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Shogakukan