黄門

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See also: 黃門 and 黄门

Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
こう
Grade: 2
もん
Grade: 2
kan’on goon

Etymology[edit]

/kwau mon//kʷɔːmoɴ//koːmoɴ/

From Middle Chinese 黃門 (MC ɦwɑŋ muən).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

黄門 (shinjitai kanji, kyūjitai kanji 黃門, hiragana こうもん, rōmaji kōmon, historical hiragana くわうもん)

  1. the (yellow-painted) gates of the Imperial Palace
  2. (archaic) an eunuch
    from the 東漢 (Tōkan, Eastern Han dynasty) tradition where Edict Examination Bureau positions were exclusively filled by eunuchs
  3. (by extension) an infertile male
  4. (historical) Short for 黄門侍郎 (kōmonjirō): Chinese equivalent of 中納言 (chūnagon), a middle councilor in the imperial Council of State
  5. (historical) Short for 黄門監 (kōmonkan): Chinese equivalent of 大納言 (dainagon), a chief councilor in the imperial Council of State

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Proper noun[edit]

黄門 (shinjitai kanji, kyūjitai kanji 黃門, hiragana こうもん, rōmaji Kōmon, historical hiragana くわうもん)

  1. Short for 水戸黄門 (Mito Kōmon): a nickname of Tokugawa Mitsukuni, the second daimyo of Mito Domain

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References[edit]

  1. ^ 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, →ISBN