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

Etymology[edit]

/repuken//refuken//reuken//rjoːken/

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

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

猟犬 ‎(hiragana りょうけん, romaji ryōken, historical hiragana れふけん)

  1. a hunting dog

Synonyms[edit]

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