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]

(This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.)

Pronunciation[edit]


Proper noun[edit]

緬甸

  1. Myanmar; Burma

Derived terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

Sino-Xenic (緬甸):
  • Japanese: 緬甸(めんでん) (Menden)
  • Vietnamese: Miến Điện (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(めんでん) (Menden

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

Synonyms[edit]

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(ビルマ) (Biruma

  1. rare spelling of ビルマ: Myanmar

Synonyms[edit]

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).