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携帯: KEITAI and other japanese terms

Urs tried to find out the original meaning of the word “KEITAI” / 携帯【けいたい】

携帯: KEITAI = (1) carrying something; (2) mobile telephone (abbr); (P) which uses the above kanji

携: KEI, tazusa(eru), tazusa(waru) = portable; carry (in hand); armed with; bring along

帯: TAI, obi(ru), obi = sash, belt, obi, zone

To find out things like this, I usually use these cool Japanese resources:

Japanese-English Dictionary
Kanji Dictionary (Jim Breen’s WWWJDIC Server)

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