颱風

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See also: 台風 and 台风

Chinese[edit]

typhoon
 
wind; news; style; custom; manner
trad. (颱風/台風*) /
simp. (台风*)
anagram 風颱风台
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Etymology[edit]

Debated. Various theories include:

  • Compound of (“violent wind”) and (“wind”). The former is a word attested from the eighteenth century.
  • Compound of (“Taiwan”) and (“wind”), as most typhoons affecting the southeastern coast of China appear to have originated from the direction of Taiwan.
  • Phono-semantic matching of English typhoon, in turn from southern Chinese (Cantonese or Hakka) 大風 (“windstorm”).

For more on the historical records of typhoons in China, see Louie and Liu (2003).

Pronunciation[edit]


Noun[edit]

颱風

  1. typhoon (Classifier: m c;  m c)

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
たい
Hyōgaiji
ふう
Grade: 2
on’yomi

Noun[edit]

颱風 (hiragana たいふう, rōmaji taifū)

  1. Rare form of 台風.

Korean[edit]

Hanja in this term

Noun[edit]

颱風 (taepung) (hangeul 태풍)

  1. Hanja form? of 태풍 (typhoon).