処女

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
しょ
Grade: 6
じょ
Grade: 1
on'yomi

Etymology[edit]

From Sinitic 處女. /syodyo/ > /syozyo/

Originally referred in Japanese to a woman in a house ([] ()), more specifically to an unmarried woman.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

処女 (hiragana しょじょ, romaji shojo, historical hiragana しょぢょ)

  1. a virgin, a maiden, an unmarried woman
  2. for the first time; maiden (voyage, publication etc)

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