Listed in some dictionaries as deriving from Dutch Duits (“German, German language”). Listed in others as deriving from German deutsch (“German”), Deutsch (“German language”). Considering the history of cultural contact, the Dutch derivation is more likely.
ドイツ (romaji Doitsu)
This kanji spelling 独逸 is rarely used in its full form, but its abbreviation 独 is often used.
- ^ 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, ISBN 4-385-13905-9
- ^ 1988, 国語大辞典（新装版） (Kokugo Dai Jiten, Revised Edition) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Shogakukan
- ^ 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