尖鼠

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Japanese[edit]

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尖鼠 (togari nezumi): a shrew.
Kanji in this term
とがり
Jinmeiyō
ねずみ
Hyōgaiji
kun'yomi

Etymology[edit]

Compound of 尖り (togari, stem form of verb 尖る (togaru) “to be pointy or sharp”) +‎ (nezumi, mouse, rat).[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

尖鼠 (hiragana とがりねずみ, katakana トガリネズミ, romaji togari nezumi)

  1. (zoology) a shrew

Usage notes[edit]

As with many terms that name organisms, this term is often spelled in katakana in biological contexts, as トガリネズミ.

References[edit]

  1. ^ 1988, 国語大辞典(新装版) (Kokugo Dai Jiten, Revised Edition) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Shogakukan
  2. ^ 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, ISBN 4-385-13905-9

Korean[edit]

Hanja in this word

Noun[edit]

尖鼠 (cheomseo) (hangeul 첨서)

  1. Hanja form? of 첨서, “shrew”.