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Etymology 1[edit]

The transliteration of Japanese 文語 (ぶんご, bungo) "writing language".

Alternative forms[edit]


bungo (uncountable)

  1. a Japanese written language established mainly during the Heian period, circa 900–1200 CE, and continued to be commonly used until circa 1900.

Etymology 2[edit]


bungo (plural bungos or bungoes)

  1. A kind of canoe used in Central America and South America.
  2. A kind of boat used in the southern United States.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Bartlett to this entry?)

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.