麋鹿

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Chinese[edit]

simpl. and trad.
鹿

Pronunciation[edit]


Noun[edit]

麋鹿

  1. elk
  2. Père David's deer

Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
鹿

Hyōgaiji
ろく
Grade: S
on'yomi

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Chinese compound 麋鹿 (*myi *luk). Compare modern Chinese 麋鹿 (mílù).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

麋鹿 (hiragana びろく, romaji biroku)

  1. elk and deer
  2. (figuratively) something rusticated and rural
  3. (figuratively, humble) the quiet country life

References[edit]

  • 1988, 国語大辞典(新装版) (Kokugo Dai Jiten, Revised Edition) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Shogakukan