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big; great; huge; large; major; wide; deep; oldest; eldest; doctor
deer
simp. and trad.
(大鹿)
鹿

PronunciationEdit


NounEdit

大鹿

  1. any kind of large deer
  2. moose; elk

JapaneseEdit

Etymology 1Edit

 
Japanese Wikipedia has an article on:
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大鹿 (ōjika): a moose.
 大鹿 (the district) on Japanese Wikipedia
Kanji in this term
鹿
おお
Grade: 1
しか > じか
Grade: S
kun’yomi

From (ō, big) +‎ 鹿 (shika, deer).[1][2] The shika changes to jika as an instance of rendaku (連濁).

Alternative formsEdit

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

大鹿 (hiragana おおじか, katakana オオジカ, rōmaji ōjika, historical hiragana おほじか)

  1. Synonym of 箆鹿 (herajika, moose; elk)
Usage notesEdit

As with many terms that name organisms, this term is often spelled in katakana, especially in biological contexts, as オオジカ. Not to be confused with 牡鹿 (ojika, stag; buck).

Proper nounEdit

大鹿 (hiragana おおじか, rōmaji Ōjika)

  1. a district in Itami, Hyōgo Prefecture

Etymology 2Edit

 
Japanese Wikipedia has an article on:
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English Wikipedia has an article on:
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Kanji in this term
鹿
おお
Grade: 1
しか
Grade: S
kun’yomi

Compound of (ō, big) +‎ 鹿 (shika, deer). Appears to be a variation on ōjika above.

PronunciationEdit

Proper nounEdit

大鹿 (hiragana おおしか, rōmaji Ōshika)

  1. a village in Nagano
  2. A surname​.

Etymology 3Edit

 
Japanese Wikipedia has an article on:
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Kanji in this term
鹿
だい
Grade: 1
ろく
Grade: S
on’yomi

Probably coined in Japan from Middle Chinese-derived components, as (dai, great) +‎ 鹿 (roku, stag, male deer).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

大鹿 (hiragana だいろく, rōmaji dairoku)

  1. (shogi) the great stag, a piece in taikyoku shogi

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 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, →ISBN
  3. ^ 1998, NHK日本語発音アクセント辞典 (NHK Japanese Pronunciation Accent Dictionary) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: NHK, →ISBN