I am looking for a Japanese word, preferably a single Kanji character to mean "owner of black male horse". I checked some dictionaries, but could not find a single word for it.

Currently, I found the following on jisho.org and Google:

驪 = Black horse
牡馬 (Boba) = Male horse (stallion)
黒 (Kuro) = Black
闆 = Owner
馬主 = Horse Owner

馬 = Horse (Google Translate)

Just one more question, can I just put these kanji characters in sequence to get the meaning I want? e.g. 牡馬 + 闆 = 牡馬闆 (black horse owner?)

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    Just out of curiosity, why do you think there might be a single word/kanji that describes all of that? Sep 6 '19 at 18:26
  • @user3856370 as far as I know kanji characters often have independent meanings, so I was just curious if there was a kanji for that phrase. Or at least two or three kanjis (as few characters as possible) that can describe that?
    – djnotes
    Sep 6 '19 at 18:28

The kanji like 驪 or 闆 seem to be very rare and are unlikely to be known by a common person. You can notice that there are no entries for words containing those kanji, only some place/people names.

While a somewhat unusual combination, I think 黒馬主 (kuro uma nushi) will be probably understood (note that it doesn't specify that the horse is male).

In general, stacking up kanji like that does not always work; you may get better understanding by combining proper words with particles, e.g. 青毛の牡馬の主 (owner of a stallion with black coat).

P.S. Please don't put this on a tattoo.

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    I'm +1'ing this just for "Please don't put this on a tattoo". Yes, OP, PLEASE don't put this on a tattoo.
    – istrasci
    Sep 6 '19 at 22:16
  • What is the coat about? Admitedly it is supposed to be embroidered on a karategi. Is that fine?
    – djnotes
    Sep 6 '19 at 23:01
  • @codezombie when a stallion is black, isn't it a given that it's coat would be black?
    – Leebo
    Sep 6 '19 at 23:57
  • @Leebo OK, but horses don't usually wear coats, that's why it seemed unnatural to me. Maybe it is the only way its color could be conveyed.
    – djnotes
    Sep 7 '19 at 7:53
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    @codezombie Are you pulling my leg >_> A coat is what you call an animal's fur. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Equine_coat_color
    – Leebo
    Sep 7 '19 at 8:42

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