処女

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See also: 處女 and 处女

Japanese[edit]

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Kanji in this term
しょ
Grade: 6
じょ
Grade: 1
on’yomi

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Chinese 處女 (MC t͡ɕʰɨʌX|t͡ɕʰɨʌH ɳɨʌX|ɳɨʌH). /syodyo/ > /syozyo/

Originally referred in Japanese to a woman in a house ([ (いえ)] () (おんな) ie ni iru onna), more specifically to an unmarried woman.

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処女 (shinjitai kanji, kyūjitai kanji 處女, hiragana しょじょ, rōmaji shojo, historical hiragana しょぢょ)

  1. unmarried woman
  2. virgin (female who has not had sexual experience)
    30歳 (さんじゅっさい)処女 (しょじょ)
    sanjussai no shojo
    30-year-old virgin
  3. virginity
    彼氏 (かれし) (しょ) (じょ)をあげる
    kareshi ni shojo o ageru
    give her virginity to her boyfriend
     (しょ) (じょ) (うば)
    shojo o ubau
    to take a girl's virginity
     (しょ) (じょ) (うしな)
    shojo o ushinau
    to lose one's virginity
  4. for the first time; maiden (voyage, publication etc)

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References[edit]

  1. ^ 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, ISBN 4-385-13905-9