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ChineseEdit

moose; river bank deer
simp. and trad.
(麋鹿)
鹿

PronunciationEdit


NounEdit

麋鹿

  1. elk
  2. Père David's deer

JapaneseEdit

Kanji in this term
鹿

Hyōgaiji
ろく
Grade: S
on’yomi

EtymologyEdit

From Middle Chinese compound 麋鹿 (*myi *luk). Compare modern Chinese 麋鹿 (mílù).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

麋鹿 (hiragana びろく, rōmaji biroku)

  1. elk and deer
  2. (figuratively) something rusticated and rural
  3. (figuratively, humble) the quiet country life

ReferencesEdit

  • 1988, 国語大辞典(新装版) (Kokugo Dai Jiten, Revised Edition) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Shogakukan