ペット

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See also: ヘッド and ベッド

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Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

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Borrowing from English pet.[3][4][1][5]

Noun[edit]

ペット (rōmaji petto)

  1. a pet (an animal kept as a companion)
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Etymology 2[edit]

Abbreviation of トランペット (toranpetto, trumpet).[1]

Noun[edit]

ペット (rōmaji petto)

  1. Clipping of トランペット (trumpet).

Etymology 3[edit]

Borrowed from English PET, itself the initialism for polyethylene terephthalate, a common material used to make plastic.[1]

Noun[edit]

ペット (rōmaji petto)

  1. PET (polyethylene terephthalate)
    ペットボトル
    petto botoru
    a PET bottle → a plastic bottle
Usage notes[edit]

This sense is seldom used in isolation. Most often encountered in compounds.

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References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 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. 3.0 3.1 1997, 新明解国語辞典 (Shin Meikai Kokugo Jiten), Fifth Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, ISBN 4-385-13143-0
  4. ^ 1988, 国語大辞典(新装版) (Kokugo Dai Jiten, Revised Edition) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Shogakukan
  5. ^ 1995, 大辞泉 (Daijisen) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Shogakukan, ISBN 4-09-501211-0