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EtymologyEdit

From Japanese ‎(tanuki, raccoon dog).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /təˈnʊki/
  • Hyphenation: ta‧nuki
  • Rhymes: -ʊki

NounEdit

tanuki ‎(plural tanuki or tanukis)

  1. the raccoon dog, Nyctereutes procyonoides
  2. (mythology) the tanuki regarded as a shapeshifter, also renowned for its enormous scrotum

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JapaneseEdit

RomanizationEdit

tanuki

  1. rōmaji reading of たぬき
  2. rōmaji reading of タヌキ

PortugueseEdit

NounEdit

tanuki m (plural tanukis)

  1. raccoon dog; tanuki (Nyctereutes procyonoides, a canid of East Asia)
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