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EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from English Hotchkiss, after the E. H. Hotchkiss Company of Norwalk, Connecticut, U.S., an early and prominent manufacturer of staplers.

Various Japanese sources[1][2][3][4] erroneously derive this from the surname of Benjamin B. Hotchkiss, inventor of a kind of machine gun. However, research by Jim Breen instead derives this from the surname of Eli Hubbell Hotchkiss.[5]

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NounEdit

ホッチキス (rōmaji hotchikisu)

  1. a stapler (device which binds together paper)

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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. 2.0 2.1 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, →ISBN
  3. ^ 1984, 日本大百科全書:ニッポニカ (Nippon Dai Hyakka Zensho: Nipponica, “Encyclopedia Nipponica”) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Shogakukan.
  4. ^ 1998, 世界大百科事典 第2版 (Sekai Dai-hyakka Jiten Dainiban, “Heibonsha World Encyclopedia Second Edition”) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Heibonsha.
  5. ^ 2017, Jim Breen, “The Strange Tale of the Hotchkiss”, retrieved 2018 July 16
  6. ^ 1997, 新明解国語辞典 (Shin Meikai Kokugo Jiten), Fifth Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, →ISBN