絵文字

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Japanese[edit]

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Kanji in this term

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Grade: 1

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Etymology[edit]

‎(e, picture) +‎ 文字 ‎(moji, letter)

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

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

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

  1. pictograph
  2. (Internet) emoji, a special emoticon used to represent a mood or concept, especially on mobile phones

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References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, ISBN 4-385-13905-9