伊勢海老

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Japanese[edit]

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Kanji in this term

Jinmeiyō

Grade: 5
えび
Grade: 2 Grade: 4
on’yomi jukujikun
Alternative spellings
伊勢海老 (kyūjitai)
伊勢蝦

Etymology[edit]

From 伊勢(いせ) (Ise, a bay in central Japan) + 海老(えび) (ebi, shrimp), from its appearance resembling a giant shrimp.

The use of 海老 is an example of jukujikun (熟字訓).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

()()海老(えび) or 伊勢海老(イセエビ) (Ise ebi

  1. a Japanese spiny lobster (Panulirus japonicus)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Matsumura, Akira, editor (2006) 大辞林 [Daijirin] (in Japanese), Third edition, Tōkyō: Sanseidō, →ISBN