ChineseEdit

a kind of fragrant grass banana
trad. (芭蕉)
simp. #(芭蕉)
alternative forms 巴蕉

PronunciationEdit



Rime
Character
Reading # 1/1 1/1
Initial () (1) (13)
Final () (98) (91)
Tone (調) Level (Ø) Level (Ø)
Openness (開合) Open Open
Division () II III
Fanqie
Reconstructions
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
/pˠa/ /t͡siᴇu/
Pan
Wuyun
/pᵚa/ /t͡siɛu/
Shao
Rongfen
/pa/ /t͡sjæu/
Edwin
Pulleyblank
/paɨ/ /t͡siaw/
Li
Rong
/pa/ /t͡siɛu/
Wang
Li
/pa/ /t͡sĭɛu/
Bernard
Karlgren
/pa/ /t͡si̯ɛu/
Expected
Mandarin
Reflex
jiāo

NounEdit

芭蕉

  1. Japanese banana (Musa basjoo) (Classifier: m c;  m;  m c)
  2. () Musa
  3. () Musaceae
  4. (Luchuan Cantonese, Dungan, Min Dong) banana
  5. (informal) plantain; banana

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Derived termsEdit

DescendantsEdit

Sino-Xenic (芭蕉):
  • Japanese: ()(しょう) (bashō)
  • Korean: 파초 (芭蕉, pacho)
  • Vietnamese: ba tiêu (芭蕉)

Proper nounEdit

芭蕉

  1. (侗族鄉) Bajiao (a township in Enshi, Enshi prefecture, Hubei, China)

JapaneseEdit

Kanji in this term

Jinmeiyō
しょう
Jinmeiyō
kan’yōon on’yomi
 
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EtymologyEdit

/baseu//baɕeu//baɕoː/

Possibly from Middle Chinese 芭蕉 (MC pˠa t͡siᴇu). (Can this(+) etymology be sourced?)

Written as はせを (​pasewo → hasewo → haseo) in older texts.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

()(しょう) (bashō (historical kana ばせう)

  1. the Japanese banana, Musa basjoo
    Synonym: 庭見草 (niwamigusa)
  2. Short for 芭蕉梶木 (bashō kajiki): the Indo-Pacific sailfish, Istiophorus platypterus

Usage notesEdit

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

Derived termsEdit

See alsoEdit

Proper nounEdit

()(しょう) (Bashō (historical kana ばせう)

  1. Short for 松尾芭蕉 (Matsuo Bashō): Edo-period haikai and haiku poet

Derived termsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, →ISBN