海里

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Chinese[edit]

ocean; sea li, a Chinese unit of leng
simp. and trad.
(海里)

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Noun[edit]

海里

  1. nautical mile

Japanese[edit]

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Kanji in this term
かい
Grade: 2

Grade: 2
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Etymology[edit]

From Middle Chinese 海里 ‎(xojX liX, literally sea, ocean + unit of distance). Compare modern Mandarin reading hǎilǐ.

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Noun[edit]

海里 ‎(hiragana かいり, romaji kairi)

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

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References[edit]

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