屈狸

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屈狸 (kuzuri): a wolverine.
Kanji in this term
くつ > くず
Grade: S

Hyōgaiji
Irregular on’yomi

Etymology[edit]

From Nivkh[1][2] кʼузр̌ (kʼuzř).

The kanji spelling is an example of ateji (当て字), used both for the sound values, and for the meanings:

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (Irregular reading)

Alternative forms[edit]

Noun[edit]

屈狸 (hiragana くずり, katakana クズリ, rōmaji kuzuri)

  1. a wolverine

Usage notes[edit]

As with many terms that name organisms, this term is often spelled in katakana, especially in biological contexts, as クズリ.

When spelled in kanji, the 屈狸 spelling appears to be more common.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 1998, 広辞苑 (Kōjien), Fifth Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Iwanami Shoten, →ISBN
  2. ^ 1984, 日本大百科全書:ニッポニカ (Nippon Dai Hyakka Zensho: Nipponica, “Encyclopedia Nipponica”) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Shogakukan, relevant text online here.
  3. ^ 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, →ISBN
  4. ^ 1988, 国語大辞典(新装版) (Kokugo Dai Jiten, Revised Edition) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Shogakukan