山犬

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
やま
Grade: 1
いぬ
Grade: 1
kun'yomi

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山犬 ‎(hiragana やまいぬ, romaji yamainu)

  1. The Japanese wolf, also known as the Honshū wolf; now extinct.
  2. wild dog
  3. dhole; Asian wild dog.
  4. An apparition of a dog in traditional Japanese tales that may appear to travelers on mountain roads; may be friendly, or may attack and kill the traveler, depending on the tale.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, ISBN 4-385-13905-9
  2. ^ 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