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 イギリス on Japanese Wikipedia

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EtymologyEdit

From Portuguese inglês (English, adjective)[1][2][3]. Compare English English (adjective), Mandarin 英吉利 (Yīngjílì, England).

PronunciationEdit

Proper nounEdit

イギリス (rōmaji Igirisu)

  1. the United Kingdom; the UK
    Synonyms: 英国 (Eikoku), 連合王国 (Rengō Ōkoku)
  2. (loosely, chiefly attributive) Synonym of ブリテン (Buriten, Britain)
    イギリス (ぐん)
    Igirisu-gun
    the British Armed Forces
    イギリス (りく) (ぐん)
    Igirisu Rikugun
    the British Army
  3. (loosely) Synonym of イングランド (Ingurando, England) (region of Great Britain)

Usage notesEdit

  • This is frequently attributively used in compounds, corresponding to English British (of Britain; of the UK, adjective).

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ 1988, 国語大辞典(新装版) (Kokugo Dai Jiten, Revised Edition) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Shogakukan
  2. ^ 1998, 広辞苑 (Kōjien), Fifth Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Iwanami Shoten, →ISBN
  3. ^ 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, →ISBN