栗鼠

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Chinese[edit]

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

Pronunciation[edit]


Noun[edit]

栗鼠

  1. squirrel (Classifier: m)

Synonyms[edit]

Dialectal synonyms of 松鼠 (“squirrel”) [map]
Variety Location Words
Formal (Written Standard Chinese) 松鼠
Taxonomic name 松鼠
Mandarin Beijing 松鼠
Taiwan 松鼠
Jiedian 圪獵
Xi'an 毛老鼠
Guiyang 松鼠
Cantonese Hong Kong 松鼠
Hakka Miaoli (N. Sixian) 膨尾鼠
Liudui (S. Sixian) 大尾鼠
Hsinchu (Hailu) 膨尾鼠
Dongshi (Dabu) 膨尾鼠
Zhuolan (Raoping) 膨尾鼠
Yunlin (Zhao'an) 膨鼠
Jin Taiyuan 蛤蜊
Xinzhou 虼猁
Min Nan Xiamen 膨鼠
Taipei 膨鼠火鼠
Kaohsiung 膨鼠火鼠
Pinghua Nanning 松鼠
Wu Shanghai 松鼠

Descendants[edit]

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

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]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

栗鼠 (hiragana りす, katakana リス, rōmaji risu)

  1. a squirrel (rodent of family Sciuridae)
    Synonym: 木鼠 (kinezumi)
    • (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 (Nihon risu): the Japanese squirrel, Sciurus lis
Derived terms[edit]

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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).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

栗鼠 (hiragana くりねずみ, rōmaji 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