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 terms ビロード 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.

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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