海鼠

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Chinese[edit]

ocean; sea rat; mouse
simp. and trad.
(海鼠)

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

海鼠

  1. (Penghu Hokkien) dolphin

Synonyms[edit]

Dialectal synonyms of 海豚 (“dolphin”) [map]
Variety Location Words
Formal (Written Standard Chinese) 海豚
Taxonomic name 海豚
Mandarin Beijing 海豚
Taiwan 海豚
Cantonese Guangzhou 海豬海豚
Hong Kong 海豚
Hakka Miaoli (N. Sixian) 海豚
Liudui (S. Sixian) 海豚
Hsinchu (Hailu) 海豚
Dongshi (Dabu) 海豚
Zhuolan (Raoping) 海豚
Yunlin (Zhao'an) 海豬
Min Nan Xiamen 白鰗海豬媽祖婆魚媽祖魚鎮港魚
Zhangzhou 白鰗媽祖婆魚媽祖魚鎮港魚
Taipei 海豬仔海豬
Kaohsiung 海豬烏鯃
Tainan 海豬仔海豬
Taichung 海豬
Wuqi 海豬
Hsinchu 海豬海豬仔
Taitung 海豬
Lukang 海豬仔海豬
Sanxia 海豬仔
Yilan 海豬仔海豬
Kinmen 海豬
Magong 海鼠烏鯃
Singapore 海豬
Chaozhou 義魚

Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
Grade: 2 Hyōgaiji
Irregular

Etymology[edit]

The kanji, a compound of (sea) +‎ (rat; mouse), are jukujikun (熟字訓).

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Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

海鼠 (hiragana なまこ, katakana ナマコ, rōmaji namako)

  1. a sea cucumber

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, →ISBN
  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