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Etymology 1Edit

Sandhi of 打ち (buchi, hitting), the 連用形 (ren'yōkei, stem or continuative form) of verb 打つ (butsu, to hit, to strike).[1][2]

The buchi- becomes bun- when prefixing a verb that starts with an n or m sound.

Alternative formsEdit


ぶん (rōmaji bun-)

  1. emphasizes the following verb
  2. indicates doing something with force
Derived termsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

Reading of various kanji.


ぶん (rōmaji bun)

  1. : a mosquito
  2. : to disturb, to confuse, to disorder


ぶん (rōmaji bun)

  1. : a part, a portion, a share
  2. : a pattern; text; a document; literature; a sentence
  3. : the act of hearing something


  1. ^ 1988, 国語大辞典(新装版) (Kokugo Dai Jiten, Revised Edition) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Shogakukan
  2. ^ 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, →ISBN