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Chinese

land snail ox; cow; bull
trad. () ? ?
simp. () ? ?
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Pronunciation

Noun

  1. land snail

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Japanese

Etymology 1

Kanji in this term
? ?
?
Hy?gaiji

Grade: 2
on'yomi

From Middle Chinese compound (kwæ ngjuw, literally "snail + cow").

Pronunciation

Noun

(?) o (kagy? (historical kana ?)

  1. a snail
  2. (anatomy) cochlea
Derived terms

Etymology 2

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Kanji in this term
? ?
Hy?gaiji Grade: 2
Irregular

Alteration of katatsuburi, in turn a compound of ? (kata, stem of adjective (katai, "hard")) + (tsuburi, "small round thing", cognate with ? (tsuburi, "head"), ? (tsubu, "grain or kernel of rice")).[2][1]

The kanji spelling is jukujikun ().

Pronunciation

Noun

() o (katatsumuri

  1. a snail
    • 1999 March 18, " [Devilsnail]", in Starter Box(), Konami:
      ?()??()??()?(?)??(?)??()??()??()
      Yami no chikara de shinka shita katatsumuri. Te ya ashi ga ari, hayaku ugokeru.
      A snail that evolved with the help of dark power. It can move quickly now that it has limbs.
    • 2000 April 20, " [Mechanical Snail]", in Magic Ruler --, Konami:
      ?(?)?()??()?()??(?)
      Kikai ni kaiz? sareta katatsumuri. Shikashi, sup?do wa amari kawaranai.
      A snail that was mechanically enhanced, which didn't make it any quicker.
Usage notes

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

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Etymology 3

Kanji in this term
? ?
Hy?gaiji Grade: 2
Irregular

Alteration of ? (dedemushi, "snail"), itself a compound of (dede, from ? (de, "come out"), from an old children's nursery rhyme calling for a snail to put out its eyestalks) + ? (mushi, "bug").[2][1]

Pronunciation

Noun

() o (dendenmushi

  1. a snail

Compounds

Compounds with irregular readings

References

  1. ? 1.01.11.21.31.4 2006, (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), T?ky?: Sanseid?, ->ISBN
  2. ? 2.02.1 1988, () (Kokugo Dai Jiten, Revised Edition) (in Japanese), T?ky?: Shogakukan
  3. ? 3.03.1 1998, NHK (NHK Japanese Pronunciation Accent Dictionary) (in Japanese), T?ky?: NHK, ->ISBN

Korean

Hanja in this term
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Noun

o (wau) (hangeul )

  1. Hanja form? of ("snail").

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