青鮫

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See also: 青鲛

Chinese[edit]

green (blue, black); Qinghai province (abbrev.) shark
trad. (青鮫)
simp. (青鲛)

Pronunciation[edit]


Noun[edit]

青鮫

  1. (Can we verify(+) this sense?) ferocious sea fish

Japanese[edit]

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Kanji in this term
あお
Grade: 1
さめ > ざめ
Hyōgaiji
kun’yomi

Etymology[edit]

Compound of (ao, blue) +‎ (same, shark).[1][2][3] The same changes to zame as an instance of rendaku (連濁).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

青鮫 (hiragana あおざめ, katakana アオザメ, rōmaji aozame, historical hiragana あをざめ, historical katakana アヲザメ)

  1. a shortfin mako shark, Isurus oxyrinchus

Usage notes[edit]

As with many terms that name organisms, this term is often spelled in katakana, especially in biological contexts, as アオザメ.

Not to be confused with 葦切鮫 (yoshikirizame, blue shark)

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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
  3. ^ 1995, 大辞泉 (Daijisen) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Shogakukan, →ISBN