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Etymology 1Edit

Borrowing from English pass.[1][2][3][4][5]


パス (rōmaji pasu)

  1. passage, passing, a passing grade (of an examination, etc.)
  2. a pass, a ticket, a document granting entry or permission
  3. (card games, games) a pass (ceding one's turn)
  4. (sports) a pass (transferring the ball to another player)
  5. (baseball) a pass, an intentional walk


パスする (suru conjugation, rōmaji pasu suru)

  1. to pass (an exam etc.)
  2. to pass (to go through, such as a turnstile or hallway)
  3. (card games, games) to pass (to cede one's turn)
  4. (sports) to pass (to transfer the ball to another player)
  5. (baseball) to pass, to intentionally walk (a batter)

Etymology 2Edit

Clipping of カリパス (karipasu) or キャリパス (kyaripasu), ultimately a borrowing from English calipers.[1][4][5]


パス (rōmaji pasu)

  1. a pair of calipers

Etymology 3Edit

Borrowing from English path.[4]


パス (rōmaji pasu)

  1. (computing) a path (the location of a file or directory in a filesystem)


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, →ISBN
  2. 2.0 2.1 1998, NHK日本語発音アクセント辞典 (NHK Japanese Pronunciation Accent Dictionary) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: NHK, →ISBN
  3. 3.0 3.1 1997, 新明解国語辞典 (Shin Meikai Kokugo Jiten), Fifth Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, →ISBN
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 1995, 大辞泉 (Daijisen) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Shogakukan, →ISBN
  5. 5.0 5.1 1988, 国語大辞典(新装版) (Kokugo Dai Jiten, Revised Edition) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Shogakukan