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 due to rendaku (連濁).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

穴熊 ‎(hiragana あなぐま, romaji anaguma)

  1. (animal) badger
  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
  • 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