淋巴

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Chinese[edit]

phonetic
simp. and trad.
(淋巴)

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from English lymph.

Pronunciation[edit]


Noun[edit]

淋巴

  1. (physiology) lymph

Derived terms[edit]


Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
りん
Jinmeiyō
は > ぱ
Jinmeiyō
on’yomi

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Dutch lympha,[1] earlier form of modern Dutch lymfe, lymf.

This kanji spelling is an example of phonetic ateji (当て字).

Noun[edit]

淋巴 (katakana リンパ, rōmaji rinpa)

  1. リンパ: lymph

Usage notes[edit]

The kanji spelling is quite rare in modern Japanese. The katakana spelling リンパ is much more common.

References[edit]

  1. ^ 1988, 国語大辞典(新装版) (Kokugo Dai Jiten, Revised Edition) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Shogakukan