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JapaneseEdit

Kanji in this term
わざ
Grade: 5
kun'yomi

EtymologyEdit

From Old Japanese waza ("an act of intent"; in kanji, or ) + particle ‎(to).[1][2]

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AdverbEdit

態と ‎(hiragana わざと, romaji waza to)

  1. on purpose, deliberately, intentionally
    • 1632: Diego Collado, Dictionarium sive thesauri linguae Iaponicae compendium, p. 5
      A Conſilio . de propoſito , a poſta . vazàto .
    • 1867: James Curtis Hepburn, A Japanese and English Dictionary, p. 520
      Waza-to, ワザト, 態, adv. Intentionally, purposely, by design.

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ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, ISBN 4-385-13905-9
  2. ^ 1995, 大辞泉 (Daijisen) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Shogakukan, ISBN 4-09-501211-0
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