神奈川

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Chinese[edit]

 
God; unusual; mysterious; soul; spirit; divine essence; lively; spiritual being
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river; creek; plain; an area of level country; Sichuan province (abbrev.)
simp. and trad.
(神奈川)

Etymology[edit]

Orthographic borrowing from Japanese 神奈川 (Kanagawa).

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Proper noun[edit]

神奈川

  1. () Kanagawa (a prefecture of Japan)

Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term

Grade: 3

Grade: S
かわ > がわ
Grade: 1
Irregular goon kun’yomi

Etymology[edit]

The name of a port near present-day Kanagawa-ku in Kanagawa Prefecture that served as a stop on the Tōkaidō, the historical route from Edo to Kyoto during the Edo period. The name is perhaps related to 上無川 (Kaminashigawa), a river near Edo. Attested from the 17th century. Variously written as かな川, 金川, 狩野川, or かぬ川 in historical texts.

Pronunciation[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

神奈川 (かながわ) (Kanagawa) (historical hiragana かながは)

  1. a placename, especially:
    1. Short for 神奈川県 (Kanagawa-ken): Kanagawa Prefecture
    2. Short for 神奈川区 (Kanagawa-ku): a ward in Yokohama, the prefectural capital city of Kanagawa Prefecture
  2. a surname

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Descendants[edit]

  • Chinese: 神奈川
  • English: Kanagawa
  • Russian: Канага́ва f (Kanagáva)

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