海狸

ChineseEdit

ocean; sea (dog); wild cat
simp. and trad.
(海狸)
海狸

PronunciationEdit


NounEdit

海狸

  1. beaver

SynonymsEdit


JapaneseEdit

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海狸 (kairi, umidanuki): a beaver.

Etymology 1Edit

Kanji in this term
かい
Grade: 2

Hyōgaiji
on'yomi

Probably coined in Japan of Middle Chinese-derived elements.

The beaver is not native to Asia, so this word would have been coined (or repurposed) relatively recently.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

海狸 ‎(hiragana かいり, romaji kairi)

  1. (rare) alternate term for ビーバー ‎(bībā): a beaver
Usage notesEdit

The term ビーバー ‎(bībā) is used more commonly.

Etymology 2Edit

Kanji in this term
うみ
Grade: 2
たぬき > だぬき
Hyōgaiji
kun'yomi

Compound of ‎(umi, sea, ocean) +‎ ‎(tanuki, tanuki or raccoon dog). The tanuki changes to danuki due to rendaku (連濁).[2]

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

海狸 ‎(hiragana うみだぬき, romaji umidanuki)

  1. (rare) alternate term for ビーバー ‎(bībā): a beaver
Usage notesEdit

The term ビーバー ‎(bībā) is used more commonly.

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, ISBN 4-385-13905-9
  2. ^ 1988, 国語大辞典(新装版) (Kokugo Dai Jiten, Revised Edition) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Shogakukan

VietnameseEdit

Hán tự in this word

NounEdit

海狸

  1. Hán tự form of hải ly, "beaver"
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