ヴィーナス

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Japanese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English Venus.[1][2]

Pronunciation[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

ヴィーナス (rōmaji Vīnasu)

  1. (rare, astronomy) Venus, the planet
  2. (rare, mythology) Venus, the Roman goddess
     (あい) () () (がみ)ヴィーナス
    ai to bi no megami Vīnasu
    Venus, the goddess of love and beauty

Usage notes[edit]

The term 金星 (Kinsei) is more common for the planet. The term ウェヌス (Wenusu) is more common for the goddess.

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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. ^ 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, ISBN 4-385-13905-9