玉子

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玉子

Etymology[edit]

Compound of (tama, ball) +‎ (ko, child, small thing). The final ko voices to go due to rendaku (連濁).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

玉子 (hiragana たまご, romaji tamago)

  1. an egg
    This term in Japanese is nearly as broad in use as English egg, indicating an egg as laid by various oviparous organisms, and egg as used in cooking. For the more specific biological sense of ovum, see 卵子 (ranshi).

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