竜の馬

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
たつ
Grade: S
うま
Grade: 2
kun'yomi

Etymology[edit]

Compound of (tatsu, dragon) +‎ (no, possessive particle) +‎ (uma, horse).[1][2][3]

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Noun[edit]

竜の馬 (shinjitai kanji, kyūjitai kanji 龍馬, hiragana たつのうま, romaji tatsu no uma)

  1. (idiomatic) an excellent horse, a very fast horse
    • c. 759, Man'yōshū (book 5, poem #808), text here
      多都乃麻乎 阿礼波毛等米牟
      たつのまを あれはもとめむ
      Tatsu no ma o / are wa motomemu
      “I would want a dragon horse...”
      (Note that the ancient form of uma was sometimes rendered as ma or muma. See the etymology at for more details.)
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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
  3. ^ 1995, 大辞泉 (Daijisen) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Shogakukan, ISBN 4-09-501211-0