年号

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See also: 年號

Chinese[edit]

For pronunciation and definitions of – see 年號.
(This term, 年号, is the simplified form of 年號.)
Notes:

Japanese[edit]

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Kanji in this term
ねん
Grade: 1
ごう
Grade: 3
on'yomi

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Chinese compound 年號(nen hawH, literally year + call). Compare modern Mandarin reading niánhào, Cantonese nin4 hou6.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

年号 ‎(shinjitai kanji, kyūjitai kanji 年號, hiragana ねんごう, romaji nengō, historical hiragana ねんがう)

  1. An era name, applied to periods from a few years to several decades. Used in former times in China and many other East Asian nations; now used only in Taiwan and Japan.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, ISBN 4-385-13905-9
  2. ^ 1998, NHK日本語発音アクセント辞典 (NHK Japanese Pronunciation Accent Dictionary) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: NHK, ISBN 978-4-14-011112-3