穴熊

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穴熊 (anaguma): a badger.
Kanji in this term
あな
Grade: 6
くま > ぐま
Grade: S
kun'yomi

Etymology[edit]

Compound of (ana, hole) +‎ (kuma, bear).[1][2] The kuma changes to guma as an instance of rendaku (連濁).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

穴熊 (hiragana あなぐま, romaji anaguma)

  1. a badger (mammal)
  2. (shogi) “badgering” (a specific tactic in shogi, wherein the king is located at the corner of the board and surrounded by other pieces of the same side; compare the castling tactic in Western chess)

References[edit]

  1. ^ 1988, 国語大辞典(新装版) (Kokugo Dai Jiten, Revised Edition) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Shogakukan
  2. 2.0 2.1 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, ISBN 4-385-13905-9
  3. ^ 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
  4. ^ 1997, 新明解国語辞典 (Shin Meikai Kokugo Jiten), Fifth Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, ISBN 4-385-13143-0
  • 2002, Ineko Kondō; Fumi Takano; Mary E Althaus; et. al., Shogakukan Progressive Japanese-English Dictionary, Third Edition, Tokyo: Shōgakukan, ISBN 4095102535.
  • 2002, Yasuo Kitahara, 明鏡国語辞典 (Meikyō Kokugo Jiten), First Edition (in Japanese), Tokyo: Taishūkan Shoten, ISBN 4469021067