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See also: 石斑鱼

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ChineseEdit

fish
trad. (石斑魚) 石斑
simp. (石斑鱼) 石斑

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NounEdit

石斑魚

  1. grouper

JapaneseEdit

Etymology 1Edit

 
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石斑魚 (ugui): a Japanese dace.
Kanji in this term
Grade: 1 Grade: S Grade: 2
Irregular

Possibly originally a compound of (u, cormorant) +‎ 食い (kui, eating, gobbling, the 連用形 (ren'yōkei, continuative or stem form) of verb 食う (kuu, to eat, to gobble)).

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NounEdit

石斑魚 (hiragana うぐい, katakana ウグイ, rōmaji ugui, historical hiragana うぐひ)

  1. the Japanese dace, also known as the big-scaled redfin: Tribolodon hakonensis, an edible fish in family Cyprinidae
Usage notesEdit

This three-kanji spelling is an example of jukujikun.

As with many terms that name organisms, this term is often spelled in katakana, especially in biological contexts, as ウグイ.

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Etymology 2Edit

 
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石斑魚 (ishibushi): a freshwater goby.
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Grade: 1 Grade: S Grade: 2
Irregular

Compound of (ishi, rock, stone) +‎ 伏し (fushi, crouching down, lying down; hiding, the 連用形 (ren'yōkei, the continuative or stem form) of verb 伏す (fusu, to crouch down, to lie down; to hide)),[2] from the way the fish seem to crouch down and hide among the stones of the river bed.[1] The fushi changes to bushi as an instance of rendaku (連濁).

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  • (Irregular reading)

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石斑魚 (hiragana いしぶし, rōmaji ishibushi)

  1. alternative for  (よし) (のぼり) (yoshinobori): a kind of freshwater goby, any fish of genus Rhinogobius
Usage notesEdit

As with many terms that name organisms, this term is often spelled in katakana, especially in biological contexts, as ヨシノボリ.

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, ISBN 4-385-13905-9
  2. ^ 1988, 国語大辞典(新装版) (Kokugo Dai Jiten, Revised Edition) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Shogakukan