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EtymologyEdit

From English Venus.[1][2]

PronunciationEdit

Proper nounEdit

ビーナス (rōmaji Bīnasu)

  1. (rare, astronomy) Venus, the planet
  2. (mythology) Venus, the Roman goddess

Usage notesEdit

The term 金星 (Kinsei) is more common for the planet. The term ウェヌス (Wenusu) is more common for the goddess.

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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. ^ 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, →ISBN