孤児

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
Grade: S Grade: 4

Etymology 1[edit]

From Sinitic 孤兒.

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孤児 (hiragana こじ, romaji koji)

  1. an orphan
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Etymology 2[edit]

Jukujikun kanji use for the term みなしご, itself a compound of (mi, identity, family) + (nashi, none, without) + (ko, child). The final syllable's ko reading changes to go due to rendaku (連濁).

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Noun[edit]

孤児 (hiragana みなしご, romaji minashigo)

  1. an orphan