オートバイ

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Japanese[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Clipping of オートバイシクル (ōtobaishikuru), erroneously listed in some Japanese dictionaries as wasei eigo,[1][2][3][4] but actually borrowed from English autobicycle, an early English term for motorcycle.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

オートバイ (rōmaji ōtobai)

  1. a motorcycle
    Synonym: 単車 (tansha)
  2. a scooter (motor-scooter)
    Synonyms: 原チャリ (genchari), 原付 (gentsuki)

Descendants[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 1995, 大辞泉 (Daijisen) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Shogakukan, →ISBN
  2. ^ 1998, 広辞苑 (Kōjien), Fifth Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Iwanami Shoten, →ISBN
  3. 3.0 3.1 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, →ISBN
  4. 4.0 4.1 1997, 新明解国語辞典 (Shin Meikai Kokugo Jiten), Fifth Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, →ISBN