海里

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Chinese[edit]

ocean; sea li, a Chinese unit of length
simp. and trad.
(海里)
alternative forms 海浬
海哩
anagram 里海
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Pronunciation[edit]


Noun[edit]

海里

  1. nautical mile

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Japanese[edit]

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Kanji in this term
かい
Grade: 2

Grade: 2
on’yomi
Alternative spellings
海里 (kyūjitai)
海哩

Etymology[edit]

Calque of English nautical mile, formed as a compound of (kai, sea, ocean) +‎ (ri, league, unit of distance). First appears in 1872.[1]

Also encountered in some historical texts[2] with the kanji spelling 海哩, using the alternative (ri, mile) character.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

(かい)() (kairi

  1. a nautical mile: the length of roughly one minute of latitude, 1,852 meters

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 1988, 国語大辞典(新装版) (Kokugo Dai Jiten, Revised Edition) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Shogakukan
  2. ^ 1988, 国語大辞典(新装版) (Kokugo Dai Jiten, Revised Edition) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Shogakukan entry for 航程 (kōtei, travel by ship) here, containing a sample sentence from 1901 using this 海哩 spelling
  3. ^ 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, →ISBN

Korean[edit]

Hanja in this term

Noun[edit]

海里 (haeri) (hangeul 해리)

  1. Hanja form? of 해리 (nautical mile).

Vietnamese[edit]

Hán tự in this term

Noun[edit]

海里

  1. Hán tự form of hải lý (nautical mile).