カップ

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Japanese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English cup. Cognate (via Late Latin cuppa) with コップ (koppu), from Dutch kop and Portuguese copo.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ka.p.pu/, [käppɯ̥ᵝ]

Noun[edit]

カップ (romaji kappu)

  1. cup or mug, specifically, one with a handle.
  2. prize cup
  3. cup, a unit of measure
  4. cup, a part of a brassiere

Usage notes[edit]

カップ refers specifically to cups with handles (mugs), as for coffee or Western tea, while コップ refers to glass containers (tumblers), as for water.

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