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See also: 錢龜

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Kanji in this term
ぜに
Grade: 5
かめ > がめ
Grade: S
kun’yomi

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

Compound of  (ぜに) (zeni, round coin, often with a hole in the center) +  (かめ) (kame, turtle), from the appearance of the pond turtle's shell.

The kame changes to game as an instance of rendaku (連濁).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

銭亀 (shinjitai kanji, kyūjitai kanji 錢龜, hiragana ぜにがめ, katakana ゼニガメ, rōmaji zenigame)

  1. an immature Japanese pond turtle, Mauremys japonica
    Hypernym: 石亀 (ishigame)
  2. an immature Chinese pond turtle, Mauremys reevesii
    Hypernym: 草亀, 臭亀 (kusagame)

Usage notesEdit

Derived termsEdit

Proper nounEdit

銭亀 (shinjitai kanji, kyūjitai kanji 錢龜, hiragana ぜにかめ, rōmaji Zenikame)

  1. a place name

銭亀 (shinjitai kanji, kyūjitai kanji 錢龜, hiragana ぜにがめ, rōmaji Zenigame)

  1. a surname

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, →ISBN