猟犬

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Japanese[edit]

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猟犬 (ryōken): a hunting dog.
Kanji in this term
りょう
Grade: S
けん
Grade: 1
on’yomi
Alternative spelling
獵犬 (kyūjitai)

Etymology[edit]

/repuken//refuken//reuken//rjoːken/

From Middle Chinese compound 獵犬 (liᴇp̚ kʰwenX, literally hunt + dog). Compare modern Mandarin reading lièquǎn.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

(りょう)(けん) (ryōkenれふけん (refuken)?

  1. a hunting dog

Synonyms[edit]

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