Tag: ateji

21 Why is 「昨夜」 pronounced as 「ゆうべ」 {yuube} and 「今日」 as 「きょう」 {kyou}? 2011-06-01T08:51:07.970

15 What is the correct veritable meaning of 水無月 and 神無月? 2012-07-26T02:13:28.727

13 What is the etymology of [山葵]{わさび}? 2011-06-03T12:32:59.307

13 What is the etymology of shamisen (三味線)? 2019-01-25T12:05:06.607

12 What does さようなら (左様なら) have to do with "left"? 2012-01-18T22:41:50.403

9 Significance of the kanji 茶 in the set phrase 滅茶滅茶{めちゃめちゃ} / 目茶目茶{めちゃめちゃ} 2011-06-06T07:19:23.063

7 Common 四{よ}字{じ}熟{じゅく}語{ご} that use/are 当{あ}て字{じ} 2011-06-05T18:47:19.187

7 Reading 男 or 女 as ひと 2011-06-23T15:43:00.090

7 うるさい written as 五月蝿い 2011-08-23T15:03:35.030

7 Are both spellings for ふけ (fuke) "dandruff" ateji? If not what's actually going on? 2014-03-31T05:02:00.247

6 Does the use of 百足 as ateji for ムカデ come from calquing "centipede" (or a cognate)? 2014-06-05T22:58:51.163

6 Why is the kanji of idiot written with the kanji for "horse" and "deer" together? 2016-04-15T03:37:55.573

5 Is "豪斯多拉利" an ateji way to write "Australia"? 2013-01-09T13:23:37.533

5 無茶 - "bad tea" = absurd; unreasonable 2014-03-17T08:53:03.403

4 世話【せわ】: Do the kanji have meaning? 2014-01-01T09:28:06.647

4 Why would one use 当て字? 2014-01-09T02:47:01.403

4 Origin of 夜露死苦? 2014-03-30T07:49:23.817

4 The logic behind kanji choice for country name ateji 2015-05-13T17:17:32.077

4 What are these types of 当て字? 2016-07-09T20:54:34.320

4 How was 細 chosen in 亜細亜? 2016-09-29T14:11:44.763

3 Etymology of 武蔵 2014-07-27T12:47:23.930

3 What is the reading of the town 北谷? 2018-07-24T17:36:23.720

2 Could 十角形、九角形、七角形 be read as デカゴン、ノナゴン、ヘパタゴン? 2017-01-25T01:27:06.210

1 Custom ateji (?) made by authors 2016-03-15T11:40:39.737

1 Nuance of saying "同い年"? And, it is 当て字? 2016-04-22T15:21:39.947

1 Looking for ateji for Colombia 2017-03-24T03:36:44.873

0 Why the pronunciation of some words is different than their components? 2018-10-27T16:40:19.407

0 Are there kun'yomi ateji? 2019-04-17T17:40:20.393