蝙蝠傘

JapaneseEdit

Kanji in this term
Hyōgaiji Hyōgaiji かさ > がさ
Grade: S
kun'yomi

EtymologyEdit

Compound of 蝙蝠 ‎(kōmori, bat) +‎ ‎(kasa, umbrella). The kasa changes to gasa due to rendaku (連濁).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

蝙蝠傘 ‎(hiragana こうもりがさ, romaji kōmorigasa, historical hiragana かうもりがさ)

  1. a Western-style umbrella (most modern umbrellas)

Usage notesEdit

Usually is used to refer to umbrellas. This word is widely known but relatively seldom used.

SynonymsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, ISBN 4-385-13905-9
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