倶楽部

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shinjitai

倶楽部

simplified

俱乐部

traditional

俱樂部

Japanese[edit]

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Kanji in this term

Hyōgaiji
らく > ら
Grade: 2

Grade: 3
on'yomi

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from English club, in reference to an association or group of people.[1][2]

The spelling is ateji, apparently from the early Meiji period, chosen for the senses of ‎(ku, on'yomi; also a kun'yomi of tomo as in “together”) + ‎(ra, irregular on'yomi, usually raku; also a kun'yomi of tanoshimu as in “to enjoy”) + ‎(bu, part; division; section; department, imparting a sense of “smaller group of people”).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

倶楽部 ‎(katakana クラブ, romaji kurabu)

  1. a club (as an association or group of people)

Usage notes[edit]

More commonly spelled in katakana, as クラブ.

Descendants[edit]

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