トナカイ

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Japanese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Ainu トゥナカイ. The kanji are ateji – more precisely jukujikun – literally meaning “domesticated deer”.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

トナカイ (hiragana となかい, romaji tonakai)

  1. 馴鹿: a type of deer, Rangifer tarandus; a reindeer

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