算盤

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Chinese[edit]

 
regard as; to figure; to calculate; to compute
 
dish; tray; to build; to check; to examine; to transfer; (a measure word used for dishes of food or coils of wire); to coil
trad. (算盤)
simp. (算盘)
anagram 盤算盘算

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Noun[edit]

算盤

  1. (mathematics) abacus
  2. (figuratively) plan; plan of action; master plan

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
そろ
Grade: 2
ばん
Grade: S
yutōyomi
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Etymology[edit]

Two theories:

Both have the same origin: the abacus was imported to Japan from China during the Muromachi period. (Can this(+) etymology be sourced?) Compare from Mandarin, above.

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Noun[edit]

算盤 (hiragana そろばん, rōmaji soroban)

  1. abacus

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References[edit]

  1. ^ 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, ISBN 4-385-13905-9
  2. ^ 1998, NHK日本語発音アクセント辞典 (NHK Japanese Pronunciation Accent Dictionary) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: NHK, ISBN 978-4-14-011112-3