ateji

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Japanese 当て字 (ateji).

Noun[edit]

ateji (plural ateji)

  1. (linguistics) 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.

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Romanization[edit]

ateji

  1. Rōmaji transcription of あてじ