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Kanji in this term
みず
Grade: 1

Hyōgaiji
kun’yomi

NounEdit

水掻き (hiragana みずかき, rōmaji mizukaki)

  1. swimfin, paddle (flat limb of turtle etc.)
    • 1927, 芥川龍之介, 河童:
       (ちい)さい (かっ) ()水掻 (みずか)のある () () (さん) () (そら) (つか)んだ
      chīsai kappa wa mizukaki no aru te ni ni san do sora o tsukanda
      The tiny kappa grasped at the air two or three times with its hands of fins