English Resource for Japanese word etymology


#1

Hello all! Does anyone have a good English resource for Japanese word etymology? For example, I find it interesting and useful to know if a word is jukujikun or ateji; an origin story sticks in my memory better than just saying “It’s an exception.”


#2

jisho.org includes some of that information. Look up these words to see how it labels them:
寿司 for ateji
ズボン says it’s of French origin (if you want to know when loanwords aren’t from English origin)

I’ve never seen jisho indicate jukujikun.


#3

en.wiktionary.org sometimes includes more/different information than jisho.org.


#4

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