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Mandarin & Cantonese[edit]

Is this really a loan word from Japanese? I'm not entirely convinced. ---> Tooironic 12:56, 21 April 2010 (UTC)

  • @Tooironic I dug up details regarding the JA etym, clarifying that this was an existing term borrowed from Mid ZH and later repurposed. The repurposed meaning was then back-ported into ZH. Have a look at the JA entry and see if that answers your concerns. ‑‑ Eiríkr Útlendi │ Tala við mig 02:33, 18 April 2014 (UTC)