ronin

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Japanese 浪人 (ろうにん, rōnin), from Middle Chinese (lang "wave", by extension "adrift") + (nyin "person").

Noun[edit]

ronin (plural ronins or ronin)

  1. A masterless samurai.
  2. (colloquial, Japan) A student who has failed the entrance examination for the high school or university of their choice. If the student does not wish to take the exam the following year or is unable to he/she becomes a ronin, assuming full responsibility for their training and survival.

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Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Japanese 浪人 (rōnin).

Noun[edit]

ronin m (plural ronins or ronin)

  1. (historical) ronin (masterless samurai)