観音

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See also: 觀音 and 观音

Japanese[edit]

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Kanji in this term
かん
Grade: 4
おん > のん
Grade: 1
on'yomi

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Chinese 觀音 ‎(kwan ʔim)

kwan'on → kan'on. The on reading for changes to non as an instance of renjō (連声).

Pronunciation[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

観音 ‎(shinjitai kanji, kyūjitai kanji 觀音, hiragana かんのん, romaji Kannon, historical hiragana くわんおん)

  1. (Buddhism) Guanyin; Kannon

References[edit]

  1. ^ 1998, NHK日本語発音アクセント辞典 (NHK Japanese Pronunciation Accent Dictionary) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: NHK, ISBN 978-4-14-011112-3