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

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
ひとで
Grade: 2 Grade: 2
jukujikun
Alternative spellings
海星 (kyūjitai)
人手
海盤車 (rare)

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Etymology[edit]

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

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

海星(ひとで) (hitode

  1. a starfish; a sea star
    • 1999 February 4, “ヒトデンチャク [Starnemone]”, in (Please provide the book title or journal name), 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 (Please provide the book title or journal name), 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. ^ 1998, NHK日本語発音アクセント辞典 (NHK Japanese Pronunciation Accent Dictionary) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: NHK, →ISBN
  2. ^ 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, →ISBN