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ウグイ (ugui): a Japanese dace.

EtymologyEdit

Possibly originally a compound of ‎(u, cormorant) +‎ 食い ‎(kui, eating, gobbling).

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NounEdit

ウグイ ‎(hiragana うぐい, romaji ugui, historical hiragana うぐひ)

  1. the Japanese dace, also known as the big-scaled redfin: Tribolodon hakonensis, an edible fish in family Cyprinidae

Usage notesEdit

Although there are two possible kanji spellings, as with many less-common plant and animal names, this word is more often spelled in katakana.

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, ISBN 4-385-13905-9
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