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kaiju

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EtymologyEdit

From Japanese 怪獣 (かいじゅう, kaijū), from Middle Chinese (kwɛ̀j, strange, fantastic) +‎ (ʃùw, beast) (compare Mandarin 怪兽 (guàishòu)).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

kaiju (plural kaiju)

  1. A giant monster, particularly such as those common to Japanese science fiction films, like Godzilla or Gamera. Short for 大怪獣 (giant kaiju).

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RomanizationEdit

kaiju

  1. rōmaji reading of かいじゅう

LatvianEdit

NounEdit

kaiju f

  1. accusative singular form of kaija
  2. instrumental singular form of kaija
  3. genitive plural form of kaija