竜馬

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Japanese[edit]

Shogi piece representing a promoted bishop.

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Etymology[edit]

Sino-Japanese (ryū) "dragon" + (ma, me, ba) "horse"

Noun[edit]

竜馬 (hiragana りゅうま, romaji ryūma) (alternative reading hiragana りゅうめ, romaji ryūme) (alternative reading hiragana りょうま, romaji ryōma) (alternative reading hiragana りょうめ, romaji ryōme)

  1. A swift horse.
  2. (shogi) A promoted bishop.

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