See also: 野兔

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野兎 (nousagi): a Japanese hare eating grass.

Etymology 1Edit

Kanji in this term

Grade: 2
うさぎ
Jinmeiyō
kun'yomi

Compound of (no, field) +‎ (usagi, rabbit).[1][2][3]

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

野兎 ‎(hiragana のうさぎ, katakana ノウサギ, romaji nousagi)

  1. a hare (rabbit-like animal)
Usage notesEdit

As with many terms that name organisms, this term is often spelled in katakana in biological contexts, as ノウサギ.

Etymology 2Edit

Kanji in this term

Grade: 2

Jinmeiyō
on'yomi

From Middle Chinese 野兔(/jiaX tʰuoH/, hare, literally field + rabbit). Compare modern Mandarin reading yětù, Min Nan iá-thò.

The character is the traditional variant of modern Japanese .

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

野兎 ‎(hiragana やと, romaji yato)

  1. a hare (rabbit-like animal)

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 2.2 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, ISBN 4-385-13905-9
  3. ^ 1995, 大辞泉 (Daijisen) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Shogakukan, ISBN 4-09-501211-0
  4. 4.0 4.1 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