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漢音

漢音

See also: 汉音

Chinese

Chinese; name of a dynasty; man sound; noise; news
trad. (漢音)
simp. (汉音)

Noun

漢音

  1. (Japan) The kan'on reading of Chinese characters (kanji) in Japanese, descended from the Chinese pronunciation from the late Tang Dynasty through the early Song Dynasty in Chinese history.

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Japanese

Kanji in this term
かん
Grade: 3
おん
Grade: 1
on'yomi

Etymology

Probably composed in Japan of Middle Chinese elements as a compound of (kan, Han Chinese) + (on, sound).

Pronunciation

Noun

漢音 (hiragana かんおん, romaji kan'on)

  1. a Japanese reading of kanji
    The kan'on readings are based mainly on the Chinese pronunciation in use in the areas around Chang'an (around modern-day Xi'an) and Henan, as imported into Japanese in the Nara period and the early Heian period in Japanese history, and roughly from the late Tang Dynasty through the early Song Dynasty in Chinese history.[1][3]

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References

  1. 1 2 3 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, ISBN 4-385-13905-9
  2. 1 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 978-4-14-011112-3
  3. 1988, 国語大辞典(新装版) (Kokugo Dai Jiten, Revised Edition) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Shogakukan