銭亀

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See also: 錢龜

Japanese[edit]

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ぜに
Grade: 5
かめ > がめ
Grade: S
kun’yomi

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Etymology[edit]

Compound of  (ぜに) (zeni, round coin, often with a hole in the center) +  (かめ) (kame, turtle), from the appearance of the pond turtle's shell.

The kame changes to game as an instance of rendaku (連濁).

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Noun[edit]

銭亀 (shinjitai kanji, kyūjitai kanji 錢龜, hiragana ぜにがめ, katakana ゼニガメ, rōmaji zenigame)

  1. an immature Japanese pond turtle, Mauremys japonica
    Hypernym: 石亀 (ishigame)
  2. an immature Chinese pond turtle, Mauremys reevesii
    Hypernym: 草亀, 臭亀 (kusagame)

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Proper noun[edit]

銭亀 (shinjitai kanji, kyūjitai kanji 錢龜, hiragana ぜにかめ, rōmaji Zenikame)

  1. a place name

銭亀 (shinjitai kanji, kyūjitai kanji 錢龜, hiragana ぜにがめ, rōmaji Zenigame)

  1. a surname

References[edit]

  1. ^ 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, →ISBN