緬甸

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See also: 缅甸

Chinese[edit]

Burma; distant imperial domain; suburb
trad. (緬甸)
simp. (缅甸)

Etymology[edit]

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Pronunciation[edit]


Proper noun[edit]

緬甸

  1. Myanmar; Burma

Derived terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

Sino-Xenic (緬甸):

Others:


Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
めん
Hyōgaiji
でん
Hyōgaiji
on’yomi

Etymology 1[edit]

Borrowed from Chinese 緬甸缅甸 (Miǎndiàn), some time after this term came to prominence in Chinese during the Ming Dynasty. Compare modern Mandarin reading Miǎndiàn, Cantonese min5 din6.[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

緬甸 (hiragana めんでん, rōmaji Menden)

  1. (historical, possibly obsolete) former name for Myanmar

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Etymology 2[edit]

Kanji in this term
Hyōgaiji Hyōgaiji
Irregular

Ultimately from Burmese ဗမာ (ba.ma). The kanji spelling is an example of jukujikun (熟字訓), from the borrowed Chinese term Menden above.[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

緬甸 (katakana ビルマ, rōmaji Biruma)

  1. rare spelling of ビルマ: Myanmar

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References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, →ISBN
  2. ^ 1997, 新明解国語辞典 (Shin Meikai Kokugo Jiten), Fifth Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, →ISBN

Vietnamese[edit]

Hán tự in this term

Proper noun[edit]

緬甸

  1. Hán tự form of Miến Điện (Myanmar).