マーキュリー

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Japanese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from English Mercury.[1][2]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [ma̠ːkjɯᵝɾiː]

Proper noun[edit]

マーキュリー ‎(romaji Mākyurī)

  1. (rare, mythology) Mercury, the Roman god
  2. (rare, astronomy) Mercury, the planet

Usage notes[edit]

This term is less often used. For the god, メルクリウス ‎(Merukuriusu) is more common; for the planet, 水星 ‎(Suisei) is more common.

Synonyms[edit]

Noun[edit]

マーキュリー ‎(romaji mākyurī)

  1. (rare) mercury, the elemental metal

Usage notes[edit]

This term is less often used. For the metal, 水銀 ‎(Suisei) is more common.

Synonyms[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 1988, 国語大辞典(新装版) (Kokugo Dai Jiten, Revised Edition) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Shogakukan
  2. ^ 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, ISBN 4-385-13905-9