musasabi

Translation

musasabi means "Japanese Giant Flying Squirrel" in English.

musasabi is normally written with katakana, as ムササビ.
musasabi written with hiragana is むささび.
musasabi written with kanji is 鼯鼠.
Romaji mu sa sa bi
Hiragana
Katakana
Kanji 鼯鼠
Meaning Flying Squirrel Rat

musasabi may also be written as 鼺鼠.

Orthography Notes

  • musasabi is a jukujikun, meaning the word isn't formed from the individual kanji's readings, and is instead a reading for the specific combination of kanji 鼯鼠.

Homonyms & Similar Words

Wikipedia: ムササビ

Synonyms

musazabi 鼯鼠, nobusuma 野衾, bandori ばんどり, okatsugi おかつぎ, sobaoshiki そばおしき, moma もま.

Related Words

fukuro-nezumi 袋鼠, hari-nezumi 針鼠, kinezumi 木鼠, momonga 鼯鼠, nioi-nezumi 臭鼠, risu 栗鼠, suna-nezumi 砂鼠, yoroi-nezumi 鎧鼠, arechi-nezumi 荒地鼠, kinuge-nezumi 絹毛鼠, komori-nezumi 子守鼠, nezumi-iruka 鼠海豚, tenjiku-nezumi 天竺鼠.