キリシタン

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Japanese[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Portuguese cristão.

Proper noun[edit]

キリシタン (rōmaji Kirishitan)

  1. 切支丹, 吉利支丹, 切死丹, 鬼理死丹, 鬼利死丹: early Japanese Christianity, from the Muromachi period

Usage notes[edit]

All of the kanji spellings above are examples of phonetic ateji and are almost never used.