御猿

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term

Grade: S
えん
Grade: S
yutōyomi

Etymology[edit]

/owen/ > /oen/. Literally "great monkey", a comparison of menstruation to the red buttocks of monkeys.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

御猿 (hiragana おえん, romaji oen, historical hiragana おゑん)

  1. the shedding of the uterine lining in females; menstruation, period

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