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海獺

JapaneseEdit

Kanji in this term
Grade: 2 Hyōgaiji

Etymology 1Edit

From Ainu ラッコ (rakko).

Alternative formsEdit

NounEdit

海獺 (hiragana らっこ, romaji rakko)

  1. sea otter

Etymology 2Edit

Compound of (umi, sea) +‎ (*uso, otter); see カワウソ (kawauso). Possibly from the superficial similarities between sea otters and (particularly young) sea lions.

NounEdit

海獺 (hiragana うみうそ, romaji umiuso)

海獺 (hiragana うみおそ, romaji umioso)

  1. (archaic) sea lion
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Etymology 3Edit

From Sinitic 海獺.

NounEdit

海獺 (hiragana かいたつ, romaji kaitatsu)

海獺 (hiragana かいだつ, romaji kaidatsu)

  1. (the animal) a seal or sea lion
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