美濃

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See also: 美浓

Chinese[edit]

beautiful; beauty; America concentrated; dense
trad. (美濃)
simp. (美浓)
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Etymology 1[edit]

Orthographic borrowing from Japanese 美濃(みの) (Mino), from Hakka 彌濃弥浓 (Mì-nùng).

Proper noun[edit]

美濃

  1. () Meinong District (Hakka district in Kaohsiung, Taiwan)
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Etymology 2[edit]

Orthographic borrowing from Japanese 美濃(みの) (Mino).

Proper noun[edit]

美濃

  1. () Mino (a city in Gifu Prefecture, Japan)

Japanese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Kanji in this term

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美濃 (Mino): the red marks the location of Mino Province in this 1868 map of Japan.

⟨mi1no1/mʲinʷo//mino/

From Old Japanese.[1][2][3]

The name of a province in ancient Japan, this appears in the oldest records of the 600s,[1] and again later in the Kojiki of 712 C.E.,[2] as 三野国 (Mino no kuni, literally three + farm/field + 's + province),[1] apparently because the region had three large farms. This shifted to 御野国 (Mino no kuni, literally honorable + farm/field + 's + province), by roughly 702 C.E.,[1] then a few years later in roughly 708 C.E. the spelling was officially changed to 美濃国 (Mino no kuni, literally beautiful + rich/concentrated + 's + province),[1] with this spelling then later becoming the only one.

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Proper noun[edit]

()() (Mino

  1. a placename, especially:
    1. (historical) Short for 美濃国 (Mino no kuni): Mino Province, an old province of Japan
    2. Short for 美濃市 (Mino-shi): Mino (a city in Gifu Prefecture, Japan)
  2. Short for 美濃紙 (Mino-gami, traditional Japanese paper made in the Mino area).
  3. Short for 美濃絹 (Mino-ginu, traditional Japanese silk made in the Mino area).

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 美濃国”, in 世界大百科事典 第2版 (Sekai Dai-hyakka Jiten Dainiban, Heibonsha World Encyclopedia Second Edition)[1] (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Heibonsha, 1998
  2. 2.0 2.1 美濃国”, in ブリタニカ国際大百科事典 小項目事典 (Buritanika Kokusai Dai Hyakka Jiten: Shō Kōmoku Jiten, Encyclopædia Britannica International: Micropædia)[2] (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Britannica Japan Co., Ltd., 2014
  3. ^ 美濃国”, in 日本大百科全書:ニッポニカ (Nippon Dai Hyakka Zensho: Nipponica, Encyclopedia Nipponica)[3] (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Shogakukan, 1984
  4. ^ 1997, 新明解国語辞典 (Shin Meikai Kokugo Jiten), Fifth Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, →ISBN