絵文字

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Japanese[edit]

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Kanji in this term

Grade: 2
もん > も
Grade: 1

Grade: 1
Irregular

Etymology[edit]

(e, picture) +‎ 文字(moji, character)

Historical reading (possibly anachronistic): wemozi → emozi → emoji

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

絵文字 ‎(shinjitai kanji, kyūjitai kanji 繪文字, hiragana えもじ, romaji emoji, historical hiragana ゑもじ)

  1. a pictograph
  2. (typography, Internet) an emoji

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, ISBN 4-385-13905-9
  2. ^ 1998, NHK日本語発音アクセント辞典 (NHK Japanese Pronunciation Accent Dictionary) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: NHK, ISBN 978-4-14-011112-3
  3. 3.0 3.1 1997, 新明解国語辞典 (Shin Meikai Kokugo Jiten), Fifth Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, ISBN 4-385-13143-0