柳葉魚

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
Grade: S Grade: 3 Grade: 2
jukujikun

Etymology[edit]

From Ainu スサㇺ (susam),[1][2] presumably from スス (susu, willow) + ハㇺ (ham, leaf); due to the fish’s slender shape, similar to the shape of a willow leaf.

The kanji spelling is jukujikun (熟字訓), literally “willow leaf fish”.

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Noun[edit]

柳葉魚 (katakana シシャモ, rōmaji shishamo)

  1. a Japanese smelt, Spirinchus lanceolatus
    Hypernym: (sake)

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References[edit]

  1. ^ 1995, 大辞泉 (Daijisen) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Shogakukan, →ISBN
  2. 2.0 2.1 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, →ISBN