葡萄牙

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Chinese[edit]

grape; to be jealous; to envy tooth; ivory
trad. (葡萄牙) 葡萄
simp. #(葡萄牙) 葡萄

Etymology[edit]

Phono-semantic matching of Portuguese Portugal or Latin Portugallia, possibly via Min Nan 葡萄牙 (Phû-tô-gâ).

The selection of 葡萄 (“grape”) in the phonetic transcription alludes to the importance of viniculture to the early Portuguese missionaries to China, who used grapes to make sacramental wine (葡萄酒).

Compare 西班牙 (Xībānyá, “Spain”).

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Proper noun[edit]

葡萄牙

  1. Portugal

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Descendants[edit]

Sino-Xenic (葡萄牙):

Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
ぽる
Jinmeiyō

Jinmeiyō
がる
Grade: S
Irregular

Etymology[edit]

The kanji are ateji (当て字), from Chinese 葡萄牙

Proper noun[edit]

葡萄牙 (katakana ポルトガル, rōmaji Porutogaru)

  1. Rare spelling of ポルトガル (Portugal).

Vietnamese[edit]

Hán tự in this term

Proper noun[edit]

葡萄牙

  1. Hán tự form of Bồ Đào Nha (Portugal).