白金

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Chinese[edit]

 
white; empty; blank; bright; clear; plain; pure; gratuitous
metal; money; gold
simp. and trad.
(白金)

Etymology[edit]

Wasei kango (和製漢語), borrowing from Japanese 白金 (はっきん) (hakkin, platinum), semantically readapted from Chinese 白金 (“silver”).

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Noun[edit]

白金

  1. (informal) platinum (metal)
  2. white gold (alloy of gold)
  3. (archaic) silver
  4. (slang) handcuffs

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
はく > はっ
Grade: 1
きん
Grade: 1
on'yomi
Chemical element
Pt Previous: イリジウム (irijiumu) (Ir)
Next:  (きん) (kin) (Au)
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Etymology[edit]

(haku, white) +‎ (kin, gold), calque of Dutch wit goud (white gold; platinum)

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Noun[edit]

白金 (hiragana はっきん, rōmaji hakkin, historical hiragana はくきん)

  1. platinum (metal)

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