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ゴジラ

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EtymologyEdit

Blend of ゴリラ (gorira, gorilla) and (kujira, whale). Popularized by the 1954 movie of the same name.[1][2]

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): [ɡo̞d͡ʑiɾ̠a̠]

Proper nounEdit

ゴジラ (romaji Gojira)

  1. Godzilla

DescendantsEdit

ReferencesEdit

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