態と

JapaneseEdit

Kanji in this term
Grade: 5

EtymologyEdit

From Old Japanese waza ("an act of intent"; in kanji, or ) + particle (to).

AdverbEdit

態と (hiragana わざと, romaji wazato)

  1. on purpose, deliberately, intentionally
    • 1632: Diego Collado, Dictionarium sive thesauri linguae Iaponicae compendium, p. 5
      A Conſilio . de propoſito , a poſta . vazàto .
    • 1867: James Curtis Hepburn, A Japanese and English Dictionary, p. 520
      Waza-to, ワザト, 態, adv. Intentionally, purposely, by design.

SynonymsEdit

  • 態々 (わざわざ, wazawaza)

Related termsEdit

Last modified on 8 November 2013, at 01:11