kaiju

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Japanese 怪獣 ‎(かいじゅう, kaijū), from Middle Chinese ‎(kwɛ̀j, strange, fantastic) +‎ ‎(ʃùw, beast) (compare Mandarin 怪兽 ‎(guàishòu)).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

kaiju ‎(plural kaiju)

  1. A giant monster, particularly such as those common to Japanese science fiction films, like Godzilla or Gamera. Short for 大怪獣 (giant kaiju).

Japanese[edit]

Romanization[edit]

kaiju

  1. rōmaji reading of かいじゅう

Latvian[edit]

Noun[edit]

kaiju f

  1. accusative singular form of kaija
  2. instrumental singular form of kaija
  3. genitive plural form of kaija