慰安婦

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See also: 慰安妇

Chinese[edit]

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慰安婦

  1. comfort woman (woman forced to serve the Japanese military during the Pacific War)

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Etymology[edit]

Compound of 慰安 (ian, consolation, comfort) +‎ (fu, a woman).[1][2]

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Noun[edit]

慰安婦 (hiragana いあんふ, romaji ianfu, historical hiragana ゐあんふ)

  1. A comfort woman: a woman forced to serve soldiers as a prostitute. More specifically, such a woman forced to serve the Japanese military during the Pacific War.

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