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EtymologyEdit

Borrowing from English Saturn.[1][2]

PronunciationEdit

Proper nounEdit

サターン (rōmaji Satān)

  1. (mythology, rare) Saturn, the Roman god
  2. (astronomy, rare) Saturn, the planet
  3. Saturn, the class of heavy-lifting rockets

Usage notesEdit

The term サートゥルヌス (Sāturunusu) is much more commonly used for the Roman god.

The term 土星 (Dosei) is much more commonly used for the planet.

SynonymsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, ISBN 4-385-13905-9
  2. ^ 1995, 大辞泉 (Daijisen) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Shogakukan, ISBN 4-09-501211-0