お玉杓子

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
たま
Grade: 1
しゃく > じゃく
Hyōgaiji

Grade: 1
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Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

(o-, honorific prefix) +‎ (tama, ball) +‎ 杓子 (shakushi, bamboo ladle)

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (Tokyo) たまじゃ [òtámájáꜜkùshì] (Nakadaka – [4])
  • IPA(key): [o̞ta̠ma̠ʑa̠kɯ̟̊ᵝɕi]

Noun[edit]

お玉杓子 (hiragana おたまじゃくし, rōmaji otamajakushi)

  1. a ladle (deep-bowled spoon with a long, usually curved, handle)
  2. (music, rare) a musical note

お玉杓子 (hiragana おたまじゃくし, katakana オタマジャクシ, rōmaji otamajakushi)

  1. a tadpole (toad or frog larva)
    Synonyms: 蝌蚪 (kato)