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See also: 河马

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ChineseEdit

river horse; surname
trad. (河馬)
simp. (河马)
anagram 馬河马河

PronunciationEdit


NounEdit

河馬

  1. hippopotamus; hippo

Derived termsEdit

DescendantsEdit

Sino-Xenic (河馬):

JapaneseEdit

 カバ on Japanese Wikipedia
Kanji in this term

Grade: 5

Grade: 2
on’yomi

EtymologyEdit

Calque of Dutch revierpaard, obsolete form of rivierpaard (literally river horse), attested in Doeff-Halma Dictionary mainly edited in 1816-1817 and published in 1833 ([1]).

 
河馬カバ

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

河馬 (hiragana かば, katakana カバ, rōmaji kaba)

  1. a hippopotamus

Usage notesEdit

As with many terms that name organisms, this term is often spelled in katakana, especially in biological contexts, as カバ.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ 1998, NHK日本語発音アクセント辞典 (NHK Japanese Pronunciation Accent Dictionary) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: NHK, →ISBN
  2. ^ 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, →ISBN

KoreanEdit

Hanja in this term

NounEdit

河馬 (hama) (hangeul 하마)

  1. Hanja form? of 하마 (hippopotamus).

VietnameseEdit

Hán tự in this word

NounEdit

河馬

  1. Hán tự form of hà mã (hippopotamus).