イギリス

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Japanese[edit]

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 イギリス on Japanese Wikipedia

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Etymology[edit]

From Portuguese inglês (English, adjective)[1][2][3]. Compare English English (adjective), Mandarin 英吉利 (Yīngjílì, England).

Pronunciation[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

イギリス (rōmaji Igirisu)

  1. the United Kingdom; the UK
    Synonyms: 英国 (Eikoku), 連合王国 (Rengō Ōkoku)
    • 2008 April 20 [Mar 31 2008], Himaruya, Hidekaz, “Meeting of the World”, in Axis Powers ヘタリア [Axis Powers Hetalia], volume 1 (fiction, in Japanese), 3rd edition, Tokyo: Gentosha, →ISBN:
      じゃあ お兄さんはアメリカとイギリスに反対ってことで
      どっちだよ!
      Jā onī-san wa Amerika to Igirisu ni hantaitte koto de
      Dotchi da yo!
      Then I, as big brother, disagree with America and UK
      You can’t disagree with both
  2. (loosely, chiefly in compounds) Synonym of ブリテン (Buriten, Britain)
    イギリス (ぐん)
    Igirisu-gun
    the British Armed Forces
    イギリス (りく) (ぐん)
    Igirisu Rikugun
    the British Army
  3. (loosely) Synonym of イングランド (Ingurando, England) (region of Great Britain)

Usage notes[edit]

  • This is frequently attributively used in compounds, corresponding to English British (of Britain; of the UK, adjective).

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 1988, 国語大辞典(新装版) (Kokugo Dai Jiten, Revised Edition) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Shogakukan
  2. ^ 1998, 広辞苑 (Kōjien), Fifth Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Iwanami Shoten, →ISBN
  3. ^ 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, →ISBN