新羅

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
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Etymology 1[edit]

The final -raki may be cognate with the second syllable of 奈良 ‎(Nara) (the name of a city and prefecture located in the Kansai region of Japan) and with the name of the Garak/Gara/Gaya confederacy (a loose confederation of city-states located at the southern tip of the Korean Peninsula in ancient times). Compare also the modern Korean 나라 ‎(nara, country, kingdom), from Middle Korean 나랗 ‎(narah), and modern Korean ‎(ttang, land, ground, territory), from Middle Korean ㅅ닿 ‎(sdah), and modern Korean ‎(heuk, earth, soil), from Middle Korean ㅎ.ㄺ ‎(hɔlg).

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Noun[edit]

新羅 ‎(hiragana しらき, romaji shiraki)

  1. an ancient kingdom existing on the Korean Peninsula between 57 BC and 935 AD; Silla

Etymology 2[edit]

From earlier /siraki/.

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Noun[edit]

新羅 ‎(hiragana しらぎ, romaji shiragi)

  1. Silla

Etymology 3[edit]

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Noun[edit]

新羅 ‎(hiragana しんら, romaji shinra)

  1. Silla