[nee-pawn; English ni-pon, nip-on]
- a Japanese name of Japan.
Origin of Nippon
< Japanese, earlier nit-pon < Middle Chinese, equivalent to Chinese rì sun + běn origin
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Examples from the Web for nippon
Meet Anna Dello Russo, the outrageous, glamorous, wild-child editor of Nippon Vogue.Fashion's Other Anna
September 26, 2010
You must know that in Nippon beauty is worship by the humblest workman.The Girl and The Bill
It occurs in the central mountains of Nippon and near Nagasaki.
Nippon Kane ('the Japanese brass'); it is the Japanese brass that is sounding!Madame Chrysantheme Complete
We took a last view of our beloved Nippon and felt the pang of separation.Human Bullets
Bring your boat closer and tell me, Fisherman, what is your pastime now in Nippon?The N Plays of Japan
- transliteration of a Japanese name for Japan