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そい・しょい【醤油・醬油】 : soi · shoi | define meaning
soi · shoi
- Soy sauce; shoyu
Cognate to standard Japanese しょうゆ【醤油・醬油】 shouyu "soy sauce". Ultimately from Chinese 【酱油・醤油・醬油】 "soy sauce" (cf. Mandarin jiàngyóu; Cantonese zoeng3 jau4; Min Nan chiùⁿ-iû; Wu tsian; Middle Chinese *tsjaŋ jǝw), itself a compound of "thick sauce; paste" and "oil".
The English word "soy" was borrowed from this dialect, while the variant "soya" or "soja" was borrowed from its topicalized form, そや soya / しょや shoya.