See also: 處女 and 处女

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JapaneseEdit

Kanji in this term
しょ
Grade: 6
じょ
Grade: 1
on'yomi

EtymologyEdit

From Sinitic 處女. /syodyo/ > /syozyo/

Originally referred in Japanese to a woman in a house ([]()), more specifically to an unmarried woman.

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NounEdit

処女 ‎(shinjitai kanji, kyūjitai kanji 處女, hiragana しょじょ, romaji shojo, historical hiragana しょぢょ)

  1. a virgin, a maiden, an unmarried woman
  2. for the first time; maiden (voyage, publication etc)

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