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海狸

ChineseEdit

simpl. and trad.
海狸

PronunciationEdit


NounEdit

海狸

  1. beaver

SynonymsEdit


JapaneseEdit

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海狸 (kairi, umidanuki): a beaver.

Etymology 1Edit

Kanji in this term
かい
Grade: 2

Hyōgaiji
on'yomi

Probably coined in Japan of Middle Chinese-derived elements.

The beaver is not native to Asia, so this word would have been coined (or repurposed) relatively recently.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

海狸 (hiragana かいり, romaji kairi)

  1. (rare) alternate term for ビーバー (bībā): a beaver
Usage notesEdit

The term ビーバー (bībā) is used more commonly.

Etymology 2Edit

Kanji in this term
うみ
Grade: 2
たぬき > だぬき
Hyōgaiji
kun'yomi

Compound of (umi, sea, ocean) +‎ (tanuki, tanuki or raccoon dog). The tanuki changes to danuki due to rendaku (連濁).[2]

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

海狸 (hiragana うみだぬき, romaji umidanuki)

  1. (rare) alternate term for ビーバー (bībā): a beaver
Usage notesEdit

The term ビーバー (bībā) is used more commonly.

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, ISBN 4-385-13905-9
  2. ^ 1988, 国語大辞典(新装版) (Kokugo Dai Jiten, Revised Edition) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Shogakukan

VietnameseEdit

Hán tự in this word

NounEdit

海狸

  1. Hán tự form of hải ly, "beaver"