大蛇

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
Grade: 1 Grade: S

Etymology 1[edit]

Noun[edit]

大蛇 (hiragana だいじゃ, romaji daija)

  1. a large snake

Etymology 2[edit]

/woro2ti/: *[worəti] → [woroti] → [orotɕi]. Possibly from woro2 (tail) + chi (spirit).

Noun[edit]

大蛇 (hiragana おろち, historical hiragana をろち, romaji orochi)

  1. a large snake
    • 931-938: Wamyō Ruijushō (book 8 page 55)
      虵 [...] 一名久知奈波、日本紀私記云、虵、乎路知 [...] 毒虫也 [...]

See also[edit]

  • 蟒蛇 (uwabami)
  • (kuchinawa, hebi, hemi)

References[edit]