野兎

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野兎 (nousagi): a Japanese hare eating grass.

Etymology 1[edit]

Kanji in this term

Grade: 2
うさぎ
Jinmeiyō
kun’yomi

Compound of (no, field) +‎ (usagi, rabbit).[1][2][3]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

野兎 (hiragana のうさぎ, katakana ノウサギ, rōmaji nousagi)

  1. a hare (rabbit-like animal)
Usage notes[edit]

As with many terms that name organisms, this term is often spelled in katakana, especially in biological contexts, as ノウサギ.

Etymology 2[edit]

Kanji in this term

Grade: 2

Jinmeiyō
on’yomi

From Middle Chinese 野兔 (jiaX tʰuoH, hare, literally field + rabbit). Compare modern Mandarin reading yětù, Min Nan iá-thò.

The character is the traditional variant of modern Japanese .

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

野兎 (hiragana やと, rōmaji yato)

  1. a hare (rabbit-like animal)

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
  3. ^ 1995, 大辞泉 (Daijisen) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Shogakukan, →ISBN
  4. 4.0 4.1 1998, NHK日本語発音アクセント辞典 (NHK Japanese Pronunciation Accent Dictionary) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: NHK, →ISBN