大鹿

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Chinese[edit]

 
big; great; huge; large; major; wide; deep; oldest; eldest; doctor
deer
simp. and trad.
(大鹿)
鹿

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Noun[edit]

大鹿

  1. any kind of large deer
  2. moose; elk

Japanese[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

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大鹿 (ōjika): a moose.
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Kanji in this term
鹿
おお
Grade: 1
しか > じか
Grade: S
kun'yomi

Compound of ‎(ō, big) +‎ 鹿 ‎(shika, deer).[1][2] The shika changes to jika due to rendaku (連濁).

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Alternative forms[edit]

Noun[edit]

大鹿 ‎(hiragana おおじか, katakana オオジカ, romaji ōjika, historical hiragana おほじか)

  1. moose (North America), elk (Eurasia)
  2. (Magic: The Gathering) elk, a creature type, formerly part of the beast type
Usage notes[edit]

As with many terms that name organisms, this term is often spelled in katakana in biological contexts, as オオジカ.

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Proper noun[edit]

大鹿 ‎(hiragana おおじか, romaji Ōjika)

  1. a district in Itami, Hyōgo Prefecture

Etymology 2[edit]

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Kanji in this term
鹿
おお
Grade: 1
しか
Grade: S
kun'yomi

Compound of ‎(ō, big) +‎ 鹿 ‎(shika, deer). Appears to be a variation on ōjika above.

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Proper noun[edit]

大鹿 ‎(hiragana おおしか, romaji Ōshika)

  1. a village in Nagano
  2. A surname​.

Etymology 3[edit]

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Kanji in this term
鹿
だい
Grade: 1
ろく
Grade: S
on'yomi

Probably coined in Japan from Middle Chinese-derived components, as ‎(dai, great) +‎ 鹿 ‎(roku, stag, male deer).

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Noun[edit]

大鹿 ‎(hiragana だいろく, romaji dairoku)

  1. (shogi) the great stag, a piece in taikyoku shogi

References[edit]

  1. ^ 1988, 国語大辞典(新装版) (Kokugo Dai Jiten, Revised Edition) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Shogakukan
  2. 2.0 2.1 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, ISBN 4-385-13905-9
  3. ^ 1998, NHK日本語発音アクセント辞典 (NHK Japanese Pronunciation Accent Dictionary) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: NHK, ISBN 978-4-14-011112-3