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Kanji in this term
とう
Grade: 3
on’yomi
 イースター島 on Japanese Wikipedia

EtymologyEdit

Calque of English Easter Island, equivalent to イースター (Īsutā, Easter) +‎ (-tō, island)

Proper nounEdit

イースター島 (hiragana and katakana イースターとう, rōmaji Īsutā-tō)

  1. Easter Island
    • 2004 December 9, “イースターとうのモアイ [Moai of Easter Island]”, in BEGINNER'S EDITION 2, Konami:
      イースター (とう)存在 (そんざい)する石像 (せきぞう) (くち)から (まる)いレーザーをはく。
      Īsutā-tō ni sonzai suru sekizō. Kuchi kara marui rēzā o haku.
      Stone statues on Easter Island. They can shoot cylindrical laser beams out of their mouths.

ReferencesEdit

  • 2002, Ineko Kondō; Fumi Takano; Mary E Althaus; et. al., Shogakukan Progressive Japanese-English Dictionary, Third Edition, Tokyo: Shōgakukan, →ISBN.