月琴

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
げつ > げっ
Grade: 1
きん
Grade: S
on'yomi

Etymology[edit]

("moon") + ("stringed instrument")

Noun[edit]

月琴 (hiragana げっきん, romaji gekkin)

  1. a short-necked fretted plucked lute with a round wooden body, derived from the Chinese yueqin and formerly used in the traditional music of Japan

Korean[edit]

Hanja in this word

Etymology[edit]

Sino-Korean word from 月琴, from  (“moon”) and (“stringed instrument”) .

Noun[edit]

月琴 (wolgeum) (hangeul 월금)

  1. Hanja form? of 월금, “a round-bodied plucked lute with four strings and 13 frets, formerly used in the traditional music of Korea”.

Mandarin[edit]

simpl. and trad.

Etymology[edit]

("moon") + ("stringed instrument")

Pronunciation[edit]

Mandarin (Standard Chinese, Beijing)
Pinyin yuèqín
Zhuyin ㄩㄝˋ ㄑㄧㄣˊ
IPA (key) /ɥ̯œ⁵¹ t͡ɕʰin³⁵/

Noun[edit]

月琴 (traditional and simplified, Pinyin yuèqín)

  1. a short-necked fretted plucked lute with a round wooden body, used in the traditional music of China, particularly Beijing opera
  2. a long-necked fretted plucked lute with a round wooden body, used in the traditional music of Taiwan

Vietnamese[edit]

Hán tự in this word

Etymology[edit]

("moon") + ("stringed instrument")

Noun[edit]

月琴 (nguyệt cầm)

  1. đàn nguyệt