日本

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Cantonese[edit]

simpl. and trad.

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日本 (traditional and simplified, Jyutping jat6 bun2, Yale yat6 bun2)

  1. Japan

Japanese[edit]

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Etymology 1[edit]

Kanji in this term
にち > に
Grade: 1
ほん
Grade: 1
on'yomi

Coined in Japan of Sinic elements, as compound of (nichi, sun) +‎ (hon, origin). The hon element was likely pronounced /poɴ/ when first coined. Over time, the initial /p/ lenited, eventually becoming the /h/ sound in modern Japanese.

/nitipoɴ/ > /nippoɴ/ > /niɸoɴ/ > /nihoɴ/

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Proper noun[edit]

日本 (hiragana にほん, romaji Nihon)

  1. Japan
    • 16031604: Nippo Jisho (page 463)
      Nifon ニホン (日本) 日本.
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Etymology 2[edit]

Kanji in this term
にち > にっ
Grade: 1
ほん > ぽん
Grade: 1
on'yomi

/nitpoɴ/ > /nippoɴ/

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Proper noun[edit]

日本 (hiragana にっぽん, romaji Nippon)

  1. Japan
    • 16031604: Nippo Jisho (page 466)
      Nippon ニッポン(日本) Fino moto. (日の本) 日本.

Etymology 3[edit]

Kanji in this term
じつ > じっ
Grade: 1
ほん > ぽん
Grade: 1
on'yomi

/zitpon/ > /zippon/ > /d͡ʑippon/

/zit͡ɕi, zit͡su/ are the kan'on readings of , as compared to the goon reading /nit͡ɕi/.

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日本 (hiragana じっぽん, romaji Jippon)

  1. (archaic) Japan
    • 16031604: Nippo Jisho (page 365)
      Iippon ジッポン (日本) Fino moto. (日の本) 東洋. すなわち、日本.
      (The quoted ii in iippon is the 16th century Portuguese romanization representing [ji].)
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Korean[edit]

Hanja in this word

Proper noun[edit]

日本 (Ilbon) (hangeul 일본)

  1. Japan

Mandarin[edit]

Mandarin Wikipedia has an article on:

Wikipedia cmn

simpl. and trad.

Etymology[edit]

From  ("sun") +  ("origin"), literally, "the sun's origin; where the sun originates". This nomenclature comes from Imperial correspondence between the Chinese Sui Dynasty and Japan, and refers to the eastward position of Japan relative to China.

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日本 (traditional and simplified, Pinyin Rìběn)

  1. Japan

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Sino-Xenic (日本):

Others (incomplete list)

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Min Nan[edit]

simpl. and trad.

Proper noun[edit]

日本 (traditional and simplified, POJ Ji̍t-pún)

  1. Japan

Vietnamese[edit]

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Proper noun[edit]

日本 (Nhật Bản, Nhật Bổn)

  1. Japan