FW: FW: rickshaw<--Japanese?
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Wed Aug 29 04:25:34 UTC 2001
From: Tom Gally [mailto:tomgally at pa2.so-net.ne.jp]
Sent: Tuesday, August 28, 2001 4:38 PM
To: Not Honyaku
Subject: Re: FW: rickshaw<--Japanese?
Benjamin Barrett wonders:
>Fact or fiction?
Nihon Kokugo Daijiten (2nd edition) identifies by name several
whom it credits with inventing the jinrikisha in 1869. Kokushi
basically agrees with that origin, though it also mentions that a
missionary named $B%8%g%J%5%s!a%4!<%V%k (B (not "Scobie") has been
coming up with the idea as well.
The first citation for the word in Japanese is from a Japanese
in 1871. The first OED citation for "jinricksha, jinriksha" in
from 1874 and the first for "ricksha, ricksha," which the OED
an abbreviation of "jinricksha," is from 1887. The OED also says
jinricksha was "First used in Japan c 1870."
Tom Gally tomgally at pa2.so-net.ne.jp (Yokohama,
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