鼹鼠

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Japanese[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Related to the verb 潜る (もぐる, moguru), "to go underneath or into something, such as water or the ground".

Pronunciation[edit]

  • Kun'yomi
  • IPA(key): /mo.ɡu.ra/, [mo̞ɡɯᵝɺ̠ä], [mo̞ŋɯᵝɺ̠ä]

Noun[edit]

鼹鼠 (hiragana もぐら, romaji mogura)

  1. (animal): a mole

Usage notes[edit]

As with many biological terms, this word is often spelled in katakana, as モグラ.

Alternative forms[edit]