チロンヌㇷ゚

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Ainu[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Compound of (ci, people, as a general indicator) +‎ ロンヌ (ronnu, to kill) +‎ ㇷ゚ (-p, nominalizing suffix), basically meaning “the thing that people kill”.

Noun[edit]

チロンヌㇷ゚ (chironnup)

  1. fox

Synonyms[edit]

Related terms[edit]

  • ウパㇲ チロンヌㇷ゚ (upas cironnup, ermine, literally “snow” + “thing people kill”, “snow” in reference to the white coat)
  • ウォロ チロンヌㇷ゚ (woro cironnup, river otter, literally “interior” + “thing people kill”, “interior” in reference to inland rivers)

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