JapaneseEdit

Kanji in this term
あな
Grade: 6
くま > ぐま
Grade: 4
kun’yomi

EtymologyEdit

Compound of (ana, hole) +‎ (kuma, bear).[1][2] The kuma changes to guma as an instance of rendaku (連濁).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

(あな)(ぐま) (anaguma

  1. a badger (mammal)
  2. (shogi) a shogi castle that locates the king at the corner of the board and fills all surrounding squares with defending pieces

Usage notesEdit

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

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. ^ 1997, 新明解国語辞典 (Shin Meikai Kokugo Jiten), Fifth Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, →ISBN
  4. ^ 1998, NHK日本語発音アクセント辞典 (NHK Japanese Pronunciation Accent Dictionary) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: NHK, →ISBN
  • 2002, Ineko Kondō; Fumi Takano; Mary E Althaus; et. al., Shogakukan Progressive Japanese-English Dictionary, Third Edition, Tokyo: Shōgakukan, →ISBN.
  • 2002, Yasuo Kitahara, 明鏡国語辞典 (Meikyō Kokugo Jiten), First Edition (in Japanese), Tokyo: Taishūkan Shoten, →ISBN