本書

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Chinese[edit]

 
roots or stems of plants; origin; source; this; the current; root; foundation; basis; (a measure word)
book; letter
trad. (本書)
simp. (本书)
anagram 書本书本

Pronunciation[edit]


Noun[edit]

本書

  1. this book
  2. original book; original work
  3. book of genealogy

Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
ほん
Grade: 1
しょ
Grade: 2
on’yomi

Etymology[edit]

May be from Middle Chinese compound 本書 (pwonX syo, literally trunk; main + writing). Compare modern Mandarin reading běnshū, Cantonese bun2 syu1, Hakka pún-sû.

Alternatively, may have been composed in Japan of Middle Chinese-derived components, as a compound of (hon, main; this) + (sho, writing; document; book).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

本書 (hiragana ほんしょ, rōmaji honsho)

  1. the main text (as opposed to appendices etc.)
  2. an official document (as opposed to a draft)
  3. an original document (as opposed to a copy)
  4. a core document (as for a school of thought or religion)
  5. this document, this text, this book (as previously mentioned in the current context)

References[edit]

  1. ^ 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, ISBN 4-385-13905-9