知事

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Chinese[edit]

to know; to be aware
 
matter; thing; item; work; affair
simp. and trad.
(知事)

Pronunciation[edit]


Etymology 1[edit]

Wasei kango (和製漢語), orthographically borrowed from Japanese  () () (chiji, governor), which was in turn a semantic readaptation of Chinese 知事 (“sensible, wise”).

Noun[edit]

知事

  1. (obsolete) magistrate or governor of a county or medium-size town during early days of the Republic of China
  2. governor or magistrate of a Japanese prefecture

Etymology 2[edit]

Adjective[edit]

知事

  1. sensible; reasonable; wise

Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term

Grade: 2

Grade: 3
on’yomi

Etymology[edit]

From obsolete Chinese 知府 (zhīfǔ, governer or magistrate of a county or province), which was often referred to as 知某州事 (one who knows matters concerning the county/province), which shortens to 知事.

Noun[edit]

知事 (hiragana ちじ, rōmaji chiji)

  1. governor