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語源. The study of the origin of words and the historical development of their meanings. Sometimes used for kanji as well; we currently don't have a separate tag for character origins.

The origin of words and the historical development of their meanings.


Related tags


  • For questions about the historical development not of a particular word, but of some other aspect of the Japanese language.

See also

  • gogen-allguide.com (Japanese), a website with etymologies of Japanese word and expressions
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