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U+3322, ㌢
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Contents

JapaneseEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

Borrowed from French centi-,[1][2] possibly via English centi-.[4]

PrefixEdit

センチ (rōmaji senchi-)

  1. centi-

NounEdit

センチ (rōmaji senchi)

  1. Clipping of センチメートル (senchimētoru).: centimeter

Etymology 2Edit

Clipping of センチメンタル (senchimentaru), in turn borrowed from English sentimental.[1][2][4][3][5]

AdjectiveEdit

センチ (-na inflection, rōmaji senchi)

  1. Clipping of センチメンタル (senchimentaru).: sentimental
InflectionEdit
Usage notesEdit

The longer form センチメンタル (senchimentaru) appears to be more common.

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, →ISBN
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 1998, NHK日本語発音アクセント辞典 (NHK Japanese Pronunciation Accent Dictionary) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: NHK, →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
  4. 4.0 4.1 1988, 国語大辞典(新装版) (Kokugo Dai Jiten, Revised Edition) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Shogakukan
  5. ^ 1995, 大辞泉 (Daijisen) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Shogakukan, →ISBN