ネタ

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Japanese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Originally a slang word, derived by swapping the syllables of (tane, seed).[1][2]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

ネタ (romaji neta)

  1. material or ingredients to make something
  2. an integral part of something, essence
  3. evidence (of a crime)
  4. motif (of a literary work)
  5. topic (of a discussion)

References[edit]

  1. ^ 1988, 国語大辞典(新装版) (Kokugo Dai Jiten, Revised Edition) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Shogakukan
  2. ^ 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, ISBN 4-385-13905-9
  3. ^ 1998, NHK日本語発音アクセント辞典 (NHK Japanese Pronunciation Accent Dictionary) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: NHK, ISBN 978-4-14-011112-3