EL Illustrated Dictionary - Primates (霊長類)

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Living Creatures:
.Classification of lives (生物分類)
Body-features (体の部分) . Parts and Gradations of Plant (植物の部分と成長過程)
.Primates and Classification of Lives (霊長類) . Mammals (哺乳動物) . Vertebrates (脊椎動物) . Insects (虫)
.Various Plants .Directions . movements . tools . environments
Location Direction and shape (位置・方向・形)

This section has English and Japanese explanations; please ignore the Japanese parts,
or if you'd like to learn the Japanese words too on the way, see here to view Japanese writings.


means "human/person," symbolizing the existence cooperating with each other; and standing on two feet. All primates symbols includes .

: Primates (霊長類);
used in biological Order and Family (生物分類の霊長目とヒト科に相当)
{ mankind (人) and similar (同類) {(recognition (認識), the same (同)}}
Every member of Primates Order has good eyes: both of them look to the front;
and five fingers, which are good at grabbing something, similarly to mankind.
The symbol is not only for the meaning combination, but also visually expressing it,
with looking like their eyes in this case.

monkey(猿): all kinds of Primates except humans and closer kinds to human, such as apes, gorillas, chimpanzees.
This character is used for a Family name and a Genus name as general Monkey. This is also written as , or using the classification bracket.
means mammal, as the combination of { move, life, symbolizing the breast of mammals}.
(added for closer to original/primitive life): ancient type of Monkey Family, such as Ayeaye

{, life} (only is added to show the middle of monkey and mankind):
chimpanzee (チンパンジー):
{, tree}: orangutan (オランウータン):
{, big}: gorilla (ゴリラ): or
{, wildness}(a genus kind which is wildness but very close to mankind):
anthropoid/ape (類人猿):

* Be careful : if is lacking as or , the former ideogram modifies the next:
: many of chimpanzees or :many chimpanzees.

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