(linguistics, colloquial) A diacritic (゜) used with Japanese kana to change an h to a p.
A large, circular punctuation mark (。) used as a full stop in Japanese text.
Origin of maru
From Japanese円, 丸 (まる, maru), "circle; suffix for ship names".
Maru Sentence Examples
Shirase in 1910 and left Japan in that year on board the " Kainan Maru."
He was the first officer sent by the Tokugawa government to study naval science in Europe, and after going through a course of instruction in Holland he returned in command of the frigate "Kaiyo Maru," built at Amsterdam to order of the Yedo administration.
Two trips were required of one barge towed by a small tugboat to get the Americans and Australians to the Dai Mogi Maru.