河馬

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See also: 河马

Chinese[edit]

river horse; surname
trad. (河馬)
simp. (河马)

Pronunciation[edit]


Noun[edit]

河馬

  1. hippopotamus; hippo

Derived terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

Sino-Xenic (河馬):

Japanese[edit]

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 カバ on Japanese Wikipedia
Kanji in this term

Grade: 5

Grade: 2
on’yomi

Etymology[edit]

Calque of Dutch revierpaard, obsolete form of rivierpaard (literally river horse), attested in Doeff-Halma Dictionary mainly edited in 1816-1817 and published in 1833 ([1]).

河馬カバ

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

河馬 (hiragana かば, katakana カバ, rōmaji kaba)

  1. a hippopotamus

Usage notes[edit]

As with many terms that name organisms, this term is often spelled in katakana, especially in biological contexts, as カバ.

References[edit]

  1. ^ 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, →ISBN
  2. ^ 1998, NHK日本語発音アクセント辞典 (NHK Japanese Pronunciation Accent Dictionary) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: NHK, →ISBN

Korean[edit]

Hanja in this term

Noun[edit]

河馬 (hama) (hangeul 하마)

  1. Hanja form? of 하마, “hippopotamus”.

Vietnamese[edit]

Hán tự in this word

Noun[edit]

河馬

  1. Hán tự form of hà mã, “hippopotamus