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TranslingualEdit

Han characterEdit

(radical 195 +9, 20 strokes, cangjie input 弓火口口尸 (NFRRS))

  1. alligator

ReferencesEdit

  • KangXi: page 1475, character 1
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 46337
  • Dae Jaweon: page 2006, character 28
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 7, page 4701, character 18
  • Unihan data for U+9C10

ChineseEdit

For pronunciation and definitions of – see .
(This character, , is a variant form of .)

JapaneseEdit

KanjiEdit

(uncommon “Hyōgai” kanji)

  1. alligator, crocodile
  2. a shark or other large dangerous fish

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EtymologyEdit

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(wani): a crocodile.
Kanji in this term
わに
Hyōgaiji
kun'yomi

From Old Japanese. Derivation uncertain. Appears in the Kojiki in ambiguous reference to a kind of sea creature (possibly sharks[1] or crocodiles). The sense of crocodile clearly appears in the Wamyō Ruijushō dictionary (938) with an explanation of “having four legs like a turtle and a three-foot mouth with sharp teeth.”

Various theories exist regarding the term's origin, such as an alteration of ‎(oni, demon, devil), or an abbreviation of 海主 ‎(watanushi, sea master, sea god).

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NounEdit

‎(hiragana わに, romaji wani)

  1. crocodilian (crocodile, alligator, gavial)
  2. (obsolete) a shark or other large and dangerous fish

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IdiomsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, ISBN 4-385-13905-9

KoreanEdit

HanjaEdit

‎(ak) (hangeul , revised ak, McCune-Reischauer ak, Yale ak)

  1. (악어) crocodile, alligator

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HanziEdit

‎(simplified , Pinyin è (e4), (xi3), Wade-Giles o4, hsi3)

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