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巨人

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Japanese

Etymology 1

From large + man.

Pronunciation

  • Common Accent: きょじん [kyòjíń] (Heiban)

Noun

巨人 (hiragana きょじん, romaji kyojin)

  1. A mythical giant
  2. A very tall person
  3. A great person

Etymology 2

Originally an abbreviation for 東京巨人軍 (とうきょうきょじんぐん, Tokyo-Kyojingun), which is now the Yomiuri Giants.

Pronunciation

  • Common Accent: きょじん [kyójìǹ] (Atamadaka)

Proper noun

巨人 (hiragana きょじん, romaji kyojin)

  1. The Yomiuri Giants, a baseball team in Japan

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