ゴム

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See also: コム

Japanese[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

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 ゴム on Japanese Wikipedia

Borrowing from Dutch gom (gum)[1][3]

Alternative forms[edit]

Noun[edit]

ゴム (rōmaji gomu)

  1. rubber (pliable material derived from the sap of the rubber tree)
  2. Short for 消しゴム (keshi-gomu, rubber) (eraser)
  3. (slang) Synonym of コンドーム (kondōmu, condom); a rubber

See also[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

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 ゴム (Qom, Iran) on Japanese Wikipedia

Borrowing from Persian قم (Qom)

Proper noun[edit]

ゴム (rōmaji Gomu)

  1. Qom (in Iran)

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, ISBN 4-385-13905-9
  2. ^ 1998, NHK日本語発音アクセント辞典 (NHK Japanese Pronunciation Accent Dictionary) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: NHK, ISBN 978-4-14-011112-3
  3. ^ 1988, 国語大辞典(新装版) (Kokugo Dai Jiten, Revised Edition) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Shogakukan