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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, rōmaji nousagi)

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

As with many terms that name organisms, this term is often spelled in katakana, especially 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/ invalid IPA characters (XH), 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, rōmaji 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