ローマ字

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Grade: 1
on’yomi

EtymologyEdit

ローマ (Rome, Roman) +‎ (character).

Note that it is not *ローマン字 (​*rōmanji) – ローマ is borrowed from Portuguese. Compare however ローマン体 (“roman type”), which uses ローマン; borrowed from English.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

ローマ() (rōmaji

  1. Latin alphabet
  2. romaji (Japanese written in the standard 26-character latin script).

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1998, NHK日本語発音アクセント辞典 (NHK Japanese Pronunciation Accent Dictionary) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: NHK, →ISBN
  2. 2.0 2.1 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, →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