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I would just like to know...How does "Degu" translate to "Big?" According to the Wiki, デグドガ means Big Dogger. I'm not sure where this comes out of Degudoga. (デグ as "Big" also appears to be recurring in other Japanese versions listed here, including the alternate Manhandla name.) In fact, the Mato Tree website, which contains scans of the Japanese manual and is our source for the Unira connection, even shows that the Japanese romanized it as Digdogger in the first place. Wouldn't this be a case of a rather straightforward translation? LinkTheLefty 14:48, 20 August 2012 (EDT)

The logic behind it is that "Degu" is a prefix Nintendo made up, like "Stal". It's used in several boss names that are bigger, stronger variations of regular enemies. For example, regular Moldorms are known as Tēru (Tail) while the boss Moldorm AKA Big Moldorm is known as Degu Tēru. Giant Bubbles are known as Degu Baburu, Armos Knights are Degu Amosu, etc.
That being said, it might just be a coincidence. I'm no expert on Japanese, so I couldn't tell you for certain. — Hylian King [*] 15:22, 20 August 2012 (EDT)
EDIT: You knew that already. Oops. — Hylian King [*] 15:24, 20 August 2012 (EDT)
Digdogger is a tricky one, it certainly might be a coincidence in this case. It was not until Zelda II that Degu was used specifically in this way. Very hard to say... Ah, but after a bit of checking of my Oracle of Seasons Japanese guide, I have found this: the smaller Digdoggers are called ミニデグドガ (Minidegudoga). It would certainly make no sense for them to be called Mini Big Dogger, so I think LinkTheLefty is right in this case; it's just a coincidence. I will adjust the translations. User:Fizzle/sig 18:13, 20 August 2012 (EDT)