当て字

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Kanji in this term

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kun’yomi on’yomi
Alternative spellings 宛て字
充て字
当字
宛字
 
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()() (ateji (kyūjitai 當て字)

  1. The use of kanji chosen primarily for their phonetic (narrow sense) or semantic (broad sense) value to represent foreign or native Japanese words, or the kanji so used.
  2. A kanji character whose presence in a kanji compound is for euphony instead of meaning, e.g., () (na) in ()()(づき) (minazuki).

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