蝦蟇口

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
か > が
Jinmeiyō

Hyōgaiji
くち > ぐち
Grade: 1
kan’on kan’yōon kun’yomi

Etymology[edit]

Compound of 蝦蟇 (gama, toad) +‎ (kuchi, mouth),[1][2] from the way the opened mouth of the coin purse resembles a toad's mouth.[2] The kuchi changes to guchi as an instance of rendaku (連濁).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

蝦蟇口 (hiragana がまぐち, rōmaji gamaguchi)

  1. a clasped coin purse

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 2.2 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, →ISBN