純白

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See also: 纯白

Chinese[edit]

 
pure; simple; unmixed; genuine
 
white; empty; blank; bright; clear; plain; pure; gratuitous
trad. (純白)
simp. (纯白)

Pronunciation[edit]


Adjective[edit]

純白

  1. pure or snow white

Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
じゅん
Grade: 6
はく > ぱく
Grade: 1
on’yomi

Etymology[edit]

From 純白 (dzywin bæk, literally pure + white). Compare modern Mandarin reading chúnbái, or Cantonese seon4 baak6.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

純白 (-na inflection, hiragana じゅんぱく, rōmaji junpaku)

  1. pure white, snow white
  2. pure, unsoiled, clean

Inflection[edit]

Noun[edit]

純白 (hiragana じゅんぱく, rōmaji junpaku)

  1. pure white, snow white
  2. purity
    • 1902 社會百面相 (Shakai Hyaku Mensō, “A Hundred Faces of Society”), 内田魯庵 (Uchida Roan)
      小生 (わたくし)貴嬢 (あなた) (つま)にして貴嬢 (あなた)純白 (じゅんぱく) (けが)すを (よく)するやうな ()んな (けち) (いや)しい (ひく) (きた)ない () (かた)はしませぬ。
      Watakushi wa anata o tsuma ni shite anata no junpaku o kegasu o yoku suru yau na sonna kechi na iyashii hikui kitanai horekata wa shimasenu.
      For me to make you my wife, and want to sully your purity... I do not love you in any such a stingy, vulgar, lowly, dirty fashion.

References[edit]

  1. ^ 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, →ISBN
  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