大蛇

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Japanese[edit]

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Etymology 1[edit]

Kanji in this term
おお > お
Grade: 1
ろち
Grade: S
Irregular

/woro2ti/: *[worəti] → [woroti] → [orotɕi]. Possibly from 尾ろ (woro2, tail) +‎ (chi, spirit). The kanji are jukujikun (熟字訓).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (Irregular reading)

Noun[edit]

大蛇 (hiragana おろち, rōmaji orochi, historical hiragana をろち)

  1. (literally) a large snake
    • 931938, Wamyō Ruijushō, book 8, page 55:
      虵 [...] 一名久知奈波、日本紀私記云、虵、乎路知 [...] 毒虫也 [...]

Etymology 2[edit]

Kanji in this term
だい
Grade: 1
じゃ
Grade: S
on'yomi
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Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

大蛇 (hiragana だいじゃ, rōmaji daija)

  1. (literally) a large snake

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