雪男

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
ゆき
Grade: 2
おとこ
Grade: 1
kun’yomi
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Etymology[edit]

Compound of (yuki, snow) +‎ (otoko, man),[1][2] calque of English snowman. (Can this(+) etymology be sourced?)

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

雪男 (hiragana ゆきおとこ, rōmaji yukiotoko, historical hiragana ゆきをとこ)

  1. (cryptozoology) an abominable snowman, a yeti

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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