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JapaneseEdit

Kanji in this term
けい
Grade: S

Grade: 5
しょ
Grade: 3
on'yomi

EtymologyEdit

Appears to be a coinage in Japan as a replacement for the Chinese-derived term 監獄 ‎(kangoku, prison, jail).[1] Compound of ‎(kei, penance, penalty) +‎ ‎(mu, work; something that must be done) +‎ ‎(sho, place).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

刑務所 ‎(hiragana けいむしょ, romaji keimusho)

  1. A prison, a jail, a penitentiary.
    刑務所 (けいむしょ) ()れる
    keimusho ni ireru
    to put someone in prison, to imprison

Derived termsEdit

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 4-385-13905-9
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 1997, 新明解国語辞典 (Shin Meikai Kokugo Jiten), Fifth Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, ISBN 4-385-13143-0
  • 2002, Ineko Kondō; Fumi Takano; Mary E Althaus; et. al., Shogakukan Progressive Japanese-English Dictionary, Third Edition, Tokyo: Shōgakukan, ISBN 4095102535.
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