里親

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
さと
Grade: 2
おや
Grade: 2
kun'yomi

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Compound of sato (village) and oya (parent). Often cited in contrast to satōya (sugar dealer) in discussion of the phonological distinction between long vowels and geminate vowels.

Noun[edit]

里親 (hiragana さとおや, romaji satooya)

  1. a foster parent

See also[edit]