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chameleon; Eumeces latiscutatus chameleon; Eumeces latiscutatus
simp. and trad.
(蜥蜴)
 
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NounEdit

蜥蜴

  1. lizard

JapaneseEdit

 
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Kanji in this term
Hyōgaiji Hyōgaiji
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EtymologyEdit

Compound of (to, door) + (kage, shadow). Lizards are thought to be crawling on doors and their dark coloring can be mistaken for their shadow. (Can this(+) etymology be sourced?)

The kanji are jukujikun (熟字訓), borrowed from Chinese 蜥蜴.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

蜥蜴 (hiragana とかげ, katakana トカゲ, rōmaji tokage)

  1. a lizard (reptile)
    • 1999 July 22, “鎧蜥蜴アーマー・リザード [Armor Lizard]”, in Vol.4 (in Japanese), Konami:
      かたい (からだ)トカゲ (おお)きな (くち) ()みつかれたら、ひとたまりもないぞ。
      Katai karada no tokage. Ōkina kuchi de kamitsukaretara, hitotamari mo nai zo.
      A lizard with a hard body. He bites off things easily with his huge mouth.
    • 1999 July 22, “だいのトカゲせん [Ancient Lizard Warrior]”, in Vol.4 (in Japanese), Konami:
       (たい) ()の、 (むかし)姿 (すがた)そのままのトカゲ (せん) () () (がい) (つよ)いぞ。
      Taiko no, mukashi no sugata sono mama no tokage no senshi. Igai ni tsuyoi zo.
      This lizard warrior looks as ancient as he ever has since time immemorial. He is also surprisingly strong.
    • 2000 April 1, “ワイバーンのせん [Wyvern Warrior]”, in LIMITED EDITION 2 (in Japanese), Konami:
       (けん) ()にすぐれたトカゲ (にん) (げん) (おと) (はや)さで (けん)をふるう。
      Kengi ni sugureta tokage ningen. Oto no hayasa de ken o furuu.
      A lizard man who excels at swordsmanship. He swings his sword at sound speed.
  2. (particularly) a skink (lizard of family Scincidae)

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, ISBN 4-385-13905-9
  2. ^ 1998, NHK日本語発音アクセント辞典 (NHK Japanese Pronunciation Accent Dictionary) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: NHK, ISBN 978-4-14-011112-3