海獺

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
Grade: 2 Hyōgaiji

Etymology 1[edit]

From Ainu ラッコ (rakko).

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Noun[edit]

海獺 (hiragana らっこ, romaji rakko)

  1. sea otter

Etymology 2[edit]

Compound of (umi, sea) +‎ (*uso, otter); see カワウソ (kawauso). Possibly from the superficial similarities between sea otters and (particularly young) sea lions.

Noun[edit]

海獺 (hiragana うみうそ, romaji umiuso)

海獺 (hiragana うみおそ, romaji umioso)

  1. (archaic) sea lion
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Etymology 3[edit]

From Sinitic 海獺.

Noun[edit]

海獺 (hiragana かいたつ, romaji kaitatsu)

海獺 (hiragana かいだつ, romaji kaidatsu)

  1. (the animal) a seal or sea lion
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