当て字

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term

Grade: 2

Grade: 1
kun’yomi on’yomi
Alternative spellings
當て字 (kyūjitai)
宛て字
充て字
当字
宛字
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Noun[edit]

()() (ateji (kyūjitai 當て字)

  1. The use of kanji chosen primarily for their phonetic (narrow sense) or semantic (broad sense) value to represent foreign or native Japanese words, or the kanji so used.
  2. A kanji character whose presence in a kanji compound is for euphony instead of meaning, e.g., () (na) in ()()(づき) (minazuki).

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