お団子

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Japanese[edit]

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お団子 (odango): Mitarashi dango dumplings.
Kanji in this term
だん
Grade: 5
こ > ご
Grade: 1
on'yomi

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Etymology 1[edit]

Compound of ‎(o-, honorific prefix) +‎ 団子 ‎(dango, sweet dumpling).

Noun[edit]

お団子 ‎(hiragana おだんご, romaji odango)

  1. 団子: a traditional Japanese sweet round dumpling

Etymology 2[edit]

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お団子 (odango): the bun hairstyle.

By analogy from the shape of a single dango, much as the term bun is used in English to refer to a food item and a hairstyle of a similar shape.

Noun[edit]

お団子 ‎(hiragana おだんご, romaji odango)

  1. a bun hairstyle
Usage notes[edit]

The hairstyle is never referred to as dango without the o- prefix.

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