オオカミ

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Japanese[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

opokami → oɸokami → owokami → ookami → oːkami. Literally "great god", from opo (great) and kami (god).

Noun[edit]

オオカミ (hiragana おおかみ, romaji ōkami, historical hiragana おほかみ)

  1. : Wolf; Canis lupus.
    • 931-938: Wamyō Ruijushō (book 7 page 56)
      犲狼 [...] 説文云、狼、音郎、於保加美、和名二字、本草和名、犲皮、和名於保加美、雄略紀、豺狼二字同訓、貝原氏曰、狼、於保加美 [...]
    • 931-938: Wamyō Ruijushō (book 18 page 17) (Shinpukuji manuscript)
      犲狼: 兼名苑云狼一名犲音於説文云狼音即和名於保加美似犬而銃頭白頬者也爾雅注云獥音叫狼子也
    • circa 1177-1188, Iroha Jiruishō
      狼(オホカミ)
    • 1444, Kagakushū (Volume 13)
      狼(ヲヽカミ)

Usage notes[edit]

オオカミ is a winter kigo.

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