草原

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Chinese[edit]

 
grass; straw; draft (of a document)
grass; straw; draft (of a document); careless; rough; manuscript; hasty
plain
trad. (草原)
simp. #(草原)

Pronunciation[edit]


Noun[edit]

草原

  1. grassland; prairie; steppe; savanna

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Sino-Xenic (草原):

Japanese[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Kanji in this term
そう
Grade: 1
げん
Grade: 2
on’yomi kan’on

Might be a learned borrowing from Chinese 草原 (cǎoyuán). Alternatively, it might be a reanalysis of 草原 (kusahara), applying the expected on'yomi to the spelling to imbue the term with a higher register.

First cited with this sōgen reading to a newspaper article published in 1871.[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

(そう)(げん) (sōgenさうげん (saugen)?

  1. [from 1871] grassland, meadow
    • 2014 March 8, “ルイーズ (Ruīzu, Louise)”, in 決闘王の記憶 - 決闘者の王国編 (Memories of the Duel King: Duelist Kingdom Arc), Konami:
      (からだ)(ちい)さいが、(そう)(げん)での(しゅ)()(りょく)はかなり(つよ)い。
      Karada wa chīsai ga, sōgen de no shubiryoku wa kanari tsuyoi.
      It may be small, but its defense strength is considerable in grasslands.
  2. [after 1871] steppe, savanna, prairie

Etymology 2[edit]

Kanji in this term
くさ
Grade: 1
わら
Grade: 2
kun’yomi
Kanji in this term
くさ
Grade: 1
はら
Grade: 2
kun’yomi

Compound of (kusa, grass) +‎ (hara, wild or uncultivated field, plain, flatland).[1][2][3][5][6]

First cited with the kusahara reading to a text from the late 1500s.[1]

Occasionally encountered with an alternative reading of kusawara.[4]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

(くさ)(はら) or (くさ)(わら) (kusahara or kusawara

  1. [from late 1500s] grassland, meadow

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 草原”, in 日本国語大辞典 (Nihon Kokugo Daijiten, Nihon Kokugo Daijiten)[1] (in Japanese), concise edition, Tōkyō: Shogakukan, 2000
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Matsumura, Akira, editor (2006), 大辞林 (in Japanese), Third edition, Tōkyō: Sanseidō, →ISBN
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Kindaichi, Kyōsuke et al., editors (1997), 新明解国語辞典 (in Japanese), Fifth edition, Tōkyō: Sanseidō, →ISBN
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 NHK Broadcasting Culture Research Institute, editor (1998), NHK日本語発音アクセント辞典 (in Japanese), Tōkyō: NHK Publishing, →ISBN
  5. ^ 草原”, in デジタル大辞泉[2] (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Shogakukan, updated roughly every four months
  6. ^ Shinmura, Izuru, editor (1998), 広辞苑 (in Japanese), Fifth edition, Tōkyō: Iwanami Shoten, →ISBN
  • 2002, Ineko Kondō; Fumi Takano; Mary E Althaus; et. al., Shogakukan Progressive Japanese-English Dictionary, Third Edition, Tokyo: Shōgakukan, →ISBN.

Korean[edit]

Hanja in this term

Noun[edit]

草原 (chowon) (hangeul 초원)

  1. Hanja form? of 초원 (grassland).

Vietnamese[edit]

chữ Hán Nôm in this term

Noun[edit]

草原

  1. chữ Hán form of thảo nguyên (grassland; steppe).