onnagata

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Japanese 女形 (onnagata, おんながた), a compound of おんな (onna, woman) + かた (kata, form). The kata changes to gata as an instance of rendaku (連濁).

Noun[edit]

onnagata (plural onnagatas)

  1. A male actor who plays female roles in Japanese kabuki theatre.

Japanese[edit]

Romanization[edit]

onnagata

  1. Rōmaji transcription of おんながた