海星

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Chinese[edit]

ocean; sea star; satellite; small amount
simp. and trad.
(海星)
anagram 星海

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Noun[edit]

海星

  1. starfish; sea star

Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
Grade: 2 Grade: 2
Irregular

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Etymology[edit]

From 人手 (hitode, literally human hand). The kanji are jukujikun (熟字訓), from Chinese 海星 (literally sea star).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

海星 (hiragana ひとで, katakana ヒトデ, rōmaji hitode)

  1. a starfish; a sea star
    • 1999 February 4, “ヒトデンチャク [Starfishborne]”, in Vol.1 (in Japanese), Konami:
       () (せん)された (みず) (きょう) (ぼう) ()したヒトデ (くち)から (よう) (かい) (えき)をはく。
      Osen sareta mizu de kyōbōka shita hitode. Kuchi kara yōkaieki o haku.
      A frenzied starfish dwelling in polluted water. It spits liquefying fluid from its mouth.
    • 1999 May 27, “アーマード・スターフィッシュ [Armored Starfish]”, in Vol.3 (in Japanese), Konami:
       (ひょう) (めん)がかたく (しゅ) () (りょく) () (かく) (てき) (たか)い、 (あお)っぽいヒトデ
      Hyōmen ga kataku shubiryoku ga hikakuteki takai, aoppoi hitode.
      A bluish starfish that looks like it should have relatively high defense strength.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, ISBN 4-385-13905-9
  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 978-4-14-011112-3