栗鼠

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Chinese[edit]

chestnut rat; mouse
trad. (栗鼠)
simp. #(栗鼠)

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Noun[edit]

栗鼠

  1. squirrel (Classifier: m)
  2. chinchilla

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Sino-Xenic (栗鼠):
  • Japanese: 栗鼠(りす) (risu)

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Japanese[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

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栗鼠 (​risu): a red squirrel
Kanji in this term
りつ > り
Jinmeiyō
そ > す
Hyōgaiji
Irregular

/ritu so//risːo//risːə//risu/

Shift from Middle Chinese-derived compound 栗鼠 (MC liɪt̚ ɕɨʌX, literally “chestnut + mouse, rat”).[1][2]

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Noun[edit]

()() (risu

  1. a squirrel (rodent of family Sciuridae)
    Synonym: 木鼠 (kinezumi)
    • c. 2012, “パンツにリスがいるんだよ [S.I.M.P. (Squirrels In My Pants)]”:
      あ——— パンツにリスが!
      A——— Pantsu ni risu ga!
      AHHHHHHH! There are squirrels in my pants!
      パンツに(すご)リスがいるんだってさ
      Pantsu ni sugoi risu ga iru n da tte sa
      That girl's got some serious squirrels in her pants.
  2. Short for 日本栗鼠 (Nihon risu): the Japanese squirrel, Sciurus lis
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Etymology 2[edit]

Kanji in this term
くり
Jinmeiyō
ねずみ
Hyōgaiji
kun’yomi

Compound of (くり) (kuri, chestnut) + (ねずみ) (nezumi, mouse, rat).

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Noun[edit]

(くり)(ねずみ) (kurinezumi

  1. Synonym of リス (risu) above
  2. name of a hair color of a horse; grey with tinges of brown (Can we verify(+) this sense?)
  3. Short for 栗鼠色 (kurinezumi-iro): a brownish colour, as of a squirrel's fur

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, →ISBN
  2. ^ 1995, 大辞泉 (Daijisen) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Shogakukan, →ISBN
  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