オートバイ

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Japanese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Abbreviation of オートバイシクル (ōtobaishikuru), itself a borrowing from English autobicycle, an early term for motorcycle.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

オートバイ (romaji ōtobai)

  1. a motorcycle
  2. a moped, a scooter

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References[edit]

  1. ^ 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, ISBN 4-385-13905-9