処女

JapaneseEdit

Kanji in this term
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EtymologyEdit

From Sinitic 處女. /syodyo/ > /syozyo/

Originally referred in Japanese to a woman in a house ([] ()), more specifically to an unmarried woman.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

処女 (hiragana しょじょ, historical hiragana しょぢょ, romaji shojo)

  1. a virgin, a maiden, an unmarried woman
  2. for the first time; maiden (voyage, publication etc)

See alsoEdit

Last modified on 23 July 2013, at 21:00