法螺貝

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法螺貝: a horn made from a Charonia tritonis shell.

EtymologyEdit

Compound of 法螺(hora, boasting, bragging) +‎ (kai, shell, shellfish). The kai changes to gai due to rendaku (連濁).

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NounEdit

法螺貝 ‎(hiragana ほらがい, katakana ホラガイ, romaji horagai)

  1. a Triton's trumpet, Charonia tritonis
  2. a horn made from a Triton's trumpet shell
  3. by metaphor from the shape of the shell, a way of tying a man's obi

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