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ChineseEdit

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

PronunciationEdit


NounEdit

蜜蜂

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

SynonymsEdit

Dialectal synonyms of 蜜蜂 (“honeybee”)
Variety Location Words
Classical Chinese 蜜蜂蠟蜂
Formal (Written Standard Chinese) 蜜蜂
Taxonomic name 蜜蜂
Mandarin Beijing 蜜蜂
Taiwan 蜜蜂
Jinan 蜜蜂
Xi'an 蜜蜂
Wuhan 蜂子
Chengdu 蜂子
Yangzhou 蜜蜂
Hefei 蜜蜂
Cantonese Guangzhou 蜜蜂
Hong Kong 蜜蜂
Taishan 蜜蜂
Yangjiang 蜜蜂
Gan Nanchang 蜜蜂
Hakka Meixian 糖蜂仔
Miaoli (N. Sixian) 糖蜂仔蜂仔
Liudui (S. Sixian) 糖蜂仔蜂仔
Hsinchu (Hailu) 糖蜂仔蜂仔
Dongshi (Dabu) 糖蜂
Zhuolan (Raoping) 糖蜂仔糖蜂蜂仔
Yunlin (Zhao'an) 蜜蜂
Jin Taiyuan 蜜蜂
Min Bei Jian'ou 蜜蜂
Min Dong Fuzhou 蜜蜂
Min Nan Xiamen 蜜蜂
Quanzhou 蜜蜂
Zhangzhou 蜜蜂
Taipei 蜜蜂
Chaozhou
Wu Shanghai 蜜蜂
Suzhou 蜜蜂
Wenzhou 蜜蜂
Xiang Changsha 蜜蜂蜜蜂子
Shuangfeng 蜜蜂

DescendantsEdit

Sino-Xenic (蜜蜂):

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 as an instance of 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