関西

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See also: 關西 and 关西

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Etymology 1[edit]

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関西 (Kansai): the Kansai region
Kanji in this term
西
かん
Grade: 4
さい
Grade: 2
kan’on goon

Literally “west of 逢坂の関 (Ōsaka-no-seki, tollgate of Ōsaka-yama)”‎. (Can this(+) etymology be sourced?)

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関西 (shinjitai kanji, kyūjitai kanji 關西, hiragana かんさい, rōmaji Kansai, historical hiragana くわんさい)

  1. Short for 関西地方 (Kansai-chihō): the center-west area of Japan between the 中国 (Chūgoku) and 中部 (Chūbu) regions
  2. (historical) the area west of 逢坂の関 (Ōsaka-no-seki, tollgate of Ōsaka-yama)
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Etymology 2[edit]

Kanji in this term
西
かん
Grade: 4
せい
Grade: 2
kan’on
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Proper noun[edit]

関西 (shinjitai kanji, kyūjitai kanji 關西, hiragana かんせい, rōmaji Kansei, historical hiragana くわんせい)

  1. (rare) Same as かんさい (Kansai) above
  2. the area to the west of Hangu Pass in China

References[edit]

  1. ^ 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, →ISBN
  2. ^ 1998, NHK日本語発音アクセント辞典 (NHK Japanese Pronunciation Accent Dictionary) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: NHK, →ISBN