栗鼠

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Chinese[edit]

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

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栗鼠 (classifier (zhī))

  1. squirrel

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Japanese[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

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Kanji in this term
りつ > り
Jinmeiyō
そ > す
Hyōgaiji
Irregular

/ritu so//risso//rissu//risu/

Originally risso,[1] from the kan'on reading of (ritsu, chestnut) and the kan'yōon reading of (so, mouse). Sound shift from rissu.[2]

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Noun[edit]

Red squirrel

栗鼠 (hiragana りす, katakana リス, rōmaji risu)

  1. a squirrel (rodent)
    • (Can we date this quote?)パンツにリスがいるんだよ [S.I.M.P. (Squirrels In My Pants)]” (in Japanese):
      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 irun datte sa
      That girl's got some serious squirrels in her pants.
  2. Short for 日本栗鼠 (Japanese squirrel).
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Etymology 2[edit]

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

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

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Noun[edit]

栗鼠 (hiragana くりねずみ, rōmaji kurinezumi)

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

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, ISBN 4-385-13905-9
  2. ^ 1995, 大辞泉 (Daijisen) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Shogakukan, ISBN 4-09-501211-0
  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