代理母

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
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Etymology 1[edit]

Compound of 代理 ‎(dairi, substitute, proxy, agent) +‎ ‎(haha, mother).

This construction treats 代理 as one word, and as a separate word, hence the kun'yomi haha as used for on its own.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [da̠iɽi ha̠ha̠]

Noun[edit]

代理母 ‎(hiragana だいりはは, romaji dairi haha)

  1. a woman who is impregnated and gives birth for another woman: a surrogate mother

Etymology 2[edit]

Compound of 代理 ‎(dairi, substitute, proxy, agent) +‎ ‎(bo, mother).

This construction treats 代理母 as one integral word, hence the on'yomi bo as used for in compounds.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

代理母 ‎(hiragana だいりぼ, romaji dairibo)

  1. a woman who is impregnated and gives birth for another woman: a surrogate mother