ドイツ

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Japanese[edit]

See also どいつ

Etymology[edit]

Listed in some sources as deriving from Dutch Duits (German)[1][2][3]. Listed in others as a corruption of German deutsch (German, adjective) or Deutsch (German language)[4]. Considering the history of cultural contact, the Dutch derivation is more likely.

Pronunciation[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

ドイツ (romaji Doitsu)

  1. Germany

Usage notes[edit]

This kanji spelling 独逸 is rarely used in its full form, but its abbreviation is often used.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ 1995, 大辞泉 (Daijisen) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Shogakukan, ISBN 4-09-501211-0
  2. ^ 1998, 広辞苑 (Kōjien), Fifth Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Iwanami Shoten, ISBN 4000801112
  3. ^ 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, ISBN 4-385-13905-9
  4. ^ 1984, 日本大百科全書:ニッポニカ (Nippon Dai Hyakka Zensho: Nipponica, “Encyclopedia Nipponica”) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Shogakukan, relevant text online here.
  5. ^ 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