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 or semantic value to represent foreign or native Japanese words, or the kanji so used.

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Romanization[edit]

ateji

  1. rōmaji reading of あてじ