貝殻

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See also: 貝殼 and 贝壳

Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
かい
Grade: 1
から > がら
Grade: S
kun’yomi

Etymology[edit]

Compound of  (かい) (kai, shellfish) +  (から) (kara, shell). The kara changes to gara as an instance of rendaku (連濁).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

貝殻 (shinjitai kanji, kyūjitai kanji 貝殼, hiragana かいがら, rōmaji kaigara, historical hiragana かひがら)

  1. a shell, seashell
    Synonyms: (kai), 介殻 (kaikaku)

Derived terms[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

貝殻 (shinjitai kanji, kyūjitai kanji 貝殼, hiragana かいがら, rōmaji Kaigara, historical hiragana かひがら)

  1. a place name
  2. a surname

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, →ISBN
  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
  • 2002, Ineko Kondō; Fumi Takano; Mary E Althaus; et. al., Shogakukan Progressive Japanese-English Dictionary, Third Edition, Tokyo: Shōgakukan, →ISBN.