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See also: セット and ゼッド

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JapaneseEdit

 ゼット on Japanese Wikipedia

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EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from English zed. The English word-final voiced sound /d/ is sometimes transcribed as if it was voiceless, as tto, instead of the usual (and more accurate) ddo, because Japanese didn’t have a voiced geminate. Perhaps also influenced by Dutch [zɛt], which ends in a voiceless sound. Some English words ending in the voiced sound /z/ are also transcribed as if they ended in the voiceless sound /s/ (e.g.: ニュース (nyūsu, news). Doublet of ゼータ (zēta, zeta).

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NounEdit

ゼット (rōmaji zetto)

  1. The name of the Latin-script letter Z.

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