蜜蜂

ChineseEdit

honey bee; wasp
simp. and trad.
(蜜蜂)

PronunciationEdit


NounEdit

蜜蜂 (classifiers , )

  1. bee, honeybee

SynonymsEdit

  • (Min Nan)

See alsoEdit


JapaneseEdit

蜜蜂: a honeybee.
Kanji in this term
みつ
Grade: S
はち > ばち
Grade: S
jūbakoyomi
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EtymologyEdit

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

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

蜜蜂 ‎(hiragana みつばち, romaji mitsubachi)

  1. honeybee

Usage notesEdit

As with many terms that name organisms, this term is often spelled in katakana 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 4-385-13905-9
  3. ^ 1997, 新明解国語辞典 (Shin Meikai Kokugo Jiten), Fifth Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, ISBN 4-385-13143-0
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