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猫舌

JapaneseEdit

Kanji in this term
ねこ
Grade: S
した > じた
Grade: 5
kun'yomi

EtymologyEdit

Compound of (neko, cat) +‎ (shita, tongue).[1][2] The shita changes to jita due to rendaku (連濁).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

猫舌 (hiragana ねこじた, romaji nekojita)

  1. (idiomatic) "cat tongue", someone who is incapable of drinking or eating anything hot due to having an overly sensitive tongue

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ 1988, 国語大辞典(新装版) (Kokugo Dai Jiten, Revised Edition) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Shogakukan
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, ISBN 4-385-13905-9