JapaneseEdit

Kanji in this term
とり
Grade: 2
もち
Hyōgaiji
kun’yomi
Alternative spelling

EtymologyEdit

Compound of (tori, bird) +‎ (mochi, birdlime, a glue-like substance used to trap birds and other small animals).[1][2][3][4]

Birdlime was originally called just (mochi), which term is still in use. To disambiguate, the more specific term 鳥取黐 (tori tori mochi, literally bird catching mochi) arose in roughly the Kamakura Period, shortening later in roughly the Muromachi Period to just 鳥黐 (torimochi).[5]

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

(とり)(もち) (torimochi

  1. birdlime (adhesive substance used for trapping birds)
    Synonym: (mochi)

Derived termsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ 1988, 国語大辞典(新装版) (Kokugo Dai Jiten, Revised Edition) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Shogakukan
  2. ^ 1995, 大辞泉 (Daijisen) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Shogakukan, →ISBN
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, →ISBN
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 1997, 新明解国語辞典 (Shin Meikai Kokugo Jiten), Fifth Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, →ISBN
  5. ^ 1988, 国語大辞典(新装版) (Kokugo Dai Jiten, Revised Edition) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Shogakukan, explanatory text at the bottom here in the [語誌] section (in Japanese)
  6. 6.0 6.1 1998, NHK日本語発音アクセント辞典 (NHK Japanese Pronunciation Accent Dictionary) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: NHK, →ISBN