ビロード

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ビロード: a velvet chasuble, showing the sheen of the material.

Etymology[edit]

From Portuguese veludo (velvet)[1][2]. The term was borrowed when Portuguese traders and missionaries first introduced velvet to Japan in the 1500s.

Pronunciation[edit]

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Noun[edit]

ビロード (romaji birōdo)

  1. velvet

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Usage notes[edit]

Both Portuguese-derived ビロード (birōdo) and English-derived ベルベット (berubetto) appear to be in common use in modern Japanese. ベルベット seems to be somewhat more common.

The term ベルベット might also be used more often to refer to velvet made from silk.[4]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ 1988, 国語大辞典(新装版) (Kokugo Dai Jiten, Revised Edition) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Shogakukan
  2. 2.0 2.1 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
  4. ^ 1995, 大辞泉 (Daijisen) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Shogakukan, ISBN 4-09-501211-0