メス

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Japanese[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

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From Dutch mes ‎(knife).[1][2]

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Noun[edit]

メス ‎(romaji mesu)

  1. (medicine) scalpel, lancet, medical knife
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Etymology 2[edit]

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From French Metz, the name of a city in the Lorraine region of northeast France.

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Proper noun[edit]

メス ‎(romaji Mesu)

  1. the city of Metz, France
Synonyms[edit]
  • メッツ ‎(Mettsu) (from the German pronunciation)

Etymology 3[edit]

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The katakana rendering of ‎(mesu, female, for non-human contexts).

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Noun[edit]

メス ‎(romaji mesu)

  1. (biology, non-human) female
Usage notes[edit]

The term mesu refers to female with regard to non-human organisms.

The katakana spelling is more common in biology contexts. Of the kanji spellings, appears to be somewhat more common.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ 1988, 国語大辞典(新装版) (Kokugo Dai Jiten, Revised Edition) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Shogakukan
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, ISBN 4-385-13905-9