鬣犬

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鬣犬 (tategamiinu): a hyena.
Kanji in this term
たてがみ
Hyōgaiji
いぬ
Grade: 1
kun'yomi

Etymology[edit]

Compound of (tategami, standing hair” → “mane) +‎ (inu, dog).[1] Compare Chinese 鬣狗.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

鬣犬 (hiragana たてがみいぬ, katakana タテガミイヌ, romaji tategamiinu)

  1. (rare) hyena

Usage notes[edit]

This term is rarely used anymore, having been replaced by ハイエナ (haiena) borrowed from English.

As with many terms that name organisms, this term is often spelled in katakana in biological contexts, as タテガミイヌ.

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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