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伐採 (bassai): a tree that has been felled for logging.
Kanji in this term
ばつ > ばっ
Grade: S
さい
Grade: 5
on'yomi

EtymologyEdit

From Middle Chinese compound 伐採(bjot tshojX, literally attack, strike + gather). More commonly encountered in modern Mandarin with the characters in the reverse order, as traditional 採伐 and simplified 采伐(cǎifá, to fell / to cut).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

伐採 (hiragana ばっさい, romaji bassai)

  1. logging

VerbEdit

伐採する (transitive, hiragana ばっさいする, romaji bassai suru)

  1. to cut down (trees), to fell
    森林 (しんりん)立木 (たちき)伐採 (ばっさい)する
    shinrin no tachiki o bassai suru
    to fell timber from the forest

ConjugationEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, ISBN 4-385-13905-9