スプーン

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スプーン (supūn): a spoon.

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from English spoon.[1][2]

First attested in 1860.[3]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

スプーン (supūn (counter )

  1. [from 1860] spoon
    スプーン()い。
    Supūn wa nai.
    There is no spoon.

Usage notes[edit]

The term スプーン (supūn) is generally reserved for the western-style utensil. The flat-bottomed Asian-style soup spoon is not called a スプーン (supūn).

Synonyms[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Shōgaku Tosho (1988) 国語大辞典(新装版) [Unabridged Dictionary of Japanese (Revised Edition)] (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Shogakukan, →ISBN
  2. 2.0 2.1 Matsumura, Akira, editor (2006), 大辞林 [Daijirin] (in Japanese), Third edition, Tokyo: Sanseidō, →ISBN
  3. ^ スプーン”, in 日本国語大辞典 (Nihon Kokugo Daijiten, Nihon Kokugo Daijiten)[1] (in Japanese), concise edition, Tōkyō: Shogakukan, 2000