Definitions

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  • noun A suffix of Japanese ship names.
  • noun linguistics, colloquial A diacritic ( ゜ ) used with Japanese kana to change an h to a p.
  • noun A large, circular punctuation mark ( 。 ) used as a full stop in Japanese text.

Etymologies

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From Japanese ,  (まる, maru), "circle; suffix for ship names".

Examples

  • In Japanese, the word maru means “circle”; the Japanese believe that ships complete a circle and return loved ones home safely.

    DAY OF DECEIT

  • In Japanese, the word maru means “circle”; the Japanese believe that ships complete a circle and return loved ones home safely.

    DAY OF DECEIT

  • In Japanese, the word maru means “circle”; the Japanese believe that ships complete a circle and return loved ones home safely.

    DAY OF DECEIT

  • In Japanese, the word maru means “circle”; the Japanese believe that ships complete a circle and return loved ones home safely.

    DAY OF DECEIT

  • Maru derives from the Japanese word maru, meaning “circle.”

    DAY OF DECEIT

  • Maru derives from the Japanese word maru, meaning “circle.”

    DAY OF DECEIT

  • Maru derives from the Japanese word maru, meaning “circle.”

    DAY OF DECEIT

  • Maru derives from the Japanese word maru, meaning “circle.”

    DAY OF DECEIT

  • Paleoglot: Etruscan 'maru' : A non-existent title skip to main

    Etruscan 'maru' : A non-existent title

  • Another important oddity of this word is never explained by either Pallottino or any of his academic followers to date: Why do we find so many alternate forms *all* translated the same way, such as maru, marnu, marniu, maruχva, marunuχ or marunuχva?

    Archive 2007-03-01

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