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ゑんちゅ・っゑんちゅ・うぇんちゅ・えんちゅ

 Ryukyu (Okinawa)

wenchu · qwenchu · 'wenchu · enchu [(ʔ)(ʷ)en̩t͡ɕu]

Definition

Noun

  1. (Common) Any small rodent of the Murinae and Deomyinae subfamilies: a mouse, a rat
    1. っゑんちゅぬをぅんぬ居ん】
      qwenchu-nu wun
      "There is a rat"
    2. っゑんちゅぬあんぬ有ん】
      qwenchu-nu an
      "There is a [dead] rat"

Etymology

Ultimately a compound of っゑ【親】 qwe (variant うや uya) "parent", the reduced genitive particle ん -n, and the suffix ちゅ【人】 -chu "person". Cognate to Yonaguni うやんとぅ uyantu "mouse".

意味:ねずみ【鼠】

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