合羽

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Japanese[edit]

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Kanji in this term
かっ
Grade: 2
は > ぱ
Grade: 2
jūbakoyomi

Etymology[edit]

From Portuguese capa. The kanji are ateji and were chosen for sound rather than meaning.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

合羽 (hiragana かっぱ, katakana カッパ, romaji kappa)

  1. raincoat

References[edit]

  1. ^ 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, ISBN 4-385-13905-9