ChineseEdit

honey bee; wasp
simp. and trad.
(蜜蜂)
anagram 蜂蜜

PronunciationEdit


NounEdit

蜜蜂

  1. bee; honeybee (Classifier: m c;  m)

SynonymsEdit

Derived termsEdit

DescendantsEdit

Sino-Xenic (蜜蜂):
  • Korean: 밀봉 (蜜蜂, milbong)
  • Vietnamese: mật phong (蜜蜂)

See alsoEdit


JapaneseEdit

 
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Kanji in this term
みつ
Grade: S
はち > ばち
Grade: S
jūbakoyomi

EtymologyEdit

Compound of (mitsu, honey) +‎ (hachi, bee).[1][2][3] The hachi changes to bachi as an instance of rendaku (連濁).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

蜜蜂(みつばち) (mitsubachi

  1. honey bee

Usage notesEdit

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

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ 1988, 国語大辞典(新装版) (Kokugo Dai Jiten, Revised Edition) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Shogakukan
  2. 2.0 2.1 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, →ISBN
  3. 3.0 3.1 1997, 新明解国語辞典 (Shin Meikai Kokugo Jiten), Fifth Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, →ISBN
  4. ^ 1998, NHK日本語発音アクセント辞典 (NHK Japanese Pronunciation Accent Dictionary) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: NHK, →ISBN