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JapaneseEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowing from English Mercury.[1][2]

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): [ma̠ːkjɯᵝɾiː]

Proper nounEdit

マーキュリー (romaji Mākyurī)

  1. (rare, mythology) Mercury, the Roman god
  2. (rare, astronomy) Mercury, the planet

Usage notesEdit

This term is less often used. For the god, メルクリウス (Merukuriusu) is more common; for the planet, 水星 (Suisei) is more common.

SynonymsEdit

NounEdit

マーキュリー (romaji mākyurī)

  1. (rare) mercury, the elemental metal

Usage notesEdit

This term is less often used. For the metal, 水銀 (Suisei) is more common.

SynonymsEdit

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 4-385-13905-9