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Etymology 1Edit

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Borrowing from English pet.[2][3][4][5]

NounEdit

ペット ‎(romaji petto)

  1. a pet (an animal kept as a companion)

Etymology 2Edit

Abbreviation of トランペット ‎(toranpetto, trumpet).[4]

NounEdit

ペット ‎(romaji petto)

  1. Short for トランペット ‎(trumpet).

Etymology 3Edit

Borrowing from English PET, itself the initialism for polyethylene terephthalate, a common material used to make plastic.[4]

NounEdit

ペット ‎(romaji petto)

  1. PET (polyethylene terephthalate)
    ペットボトル
    petto botoru
    a PET bottle → a plastic bottle
Usage notesEdit

This sense is seldom used in isolation. Most often encountered in compounds.

Derived termsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  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 978-4-14-011112-3
  2. 2.0 2.1 1997, 新明解国語辞典 (Shin Meikai Kokugo Jiten), Fifth Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, ISBN 4-385-13143-0
  3. ^ 1988, 国語大辞典(新装版) (Kokugo Dai Jiten, Revised Edition) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Shogakukan
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, ISBN 4-385-13905-9
  5. ^ 1995, 大辞泉 (Daijisen) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Shogakukan, ISBN 4-09-501211-0
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