Last modified on 7 February 2014, at 08:17

乙女

JapaneseEdit

Kanji in this term
Grade: S Grade: 1

EtymologyEdit

/woto2me1/: [wotwome] → [wotome] → otome. Cognate with the verb ot- "to become young" with me1 as a female suffix. Contrasts with otoko, the male version.

NounEdit

乙女 (hiragana おとめ, romaji otome, historical hiragana をとめ)

  1. daughter
  2. virgin, maiden
  3. little girl, young lady

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