羅針盤

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Japanese[edit]

A simple dry magnetic portable compass.
Kanji in this term

Grade: S
しん
Grade: 6
ばん
Grade: S
on’yomi

Etymology[edit]

Most likely from Middle Chinese compound 羅針盤 (MC lɑ t͡ɕiɪm|t͡ɕiɪmH buɑn, “[magnetic] compass, lit. catching needle board”). Compare modern Mandarin 羅針盤罗针盘.

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Noun[edit]

羅針盤 (hiragana らしんばん, rōmaji rashinban)

  1. a compass, a mariner's compass
    Note that this term does not mean the kind of compass used to draw a circle.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, ISBN 4-385-13905-9