毒蛇

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Chinese[edit]

poison; narcotics snake; serpent
simp. and trad.
(毒蛇)
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Pronunciation[edit]


Noun[edit]

毒蛇

  1. venomous snake, viper

Japanese[edit]

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毒蛇 (dokuja, dokuhebi): a cobra, an iconic and well-known venomous snake.

Etymology 1[edit]

Kanji in this term
どく
Grade: 4
じゃ
Grade: S
on'yomi

From Middle Chinese compound 毒蛇 ‎(dowk zyæ, literally poison + snake). Compare modern Mandarin reading dúshé, Cantonese duk6 se4.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

毒蛇 ‎(hiragana どくじゃ, romaji dokuja)

  1. venomous snake
  2. a game piece in dai dai shogi and taikyoku shogi
Derived terms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

Kanji in this term
どく
Grade: 4
へび
Grade: S
jūbakoyomi

Apparent shift from dokuja above, to use the kun'yomi of hebi for the second character.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

毒蛇 ‎(hiragana どくへび, romaji dokuhebi)

  1. venomous snake

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, ISBN 4-385-13905-9
  2. 2.0 2.1 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

Korean[edit]

Hanja in this word

Noun[edit]

毒蛇 ‎(doksa) ‎(hangeul 독사)

  1. Hanja form? of 독사, “venomous snake”.