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ChineseEdit

shrimp; prawn a barbarian
trad. (蝦夷)
simp. (虾夷)
alt. forms 蝦蛦虾蛦
 
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蝦夷

EtymologyEdit

Borrowing from Japanese 蝦夷 (えみし) (emishi).

PronunciationEdit


NounEdit

蝦夷

  1. an ancient ethnic group living in eastern Japan; Emishi

Derived termsEdit


JapaneseEdit

 
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Etymology 1Edit

Kanji in this term
Jinmeiyō Jinmeiyō
Irregular

Possibly derived from the Ainu word emchiu, from *emichiw "man, person".

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

蝦夷 (hiragana えみし, rōmaji emishi)

  1. an ancient ethnic group living in eastern Japan; likely equivalent to the Ainu
    • 720: Nihon Shoki (page 205)
      又歌之曰 愛瀰詩烏 毗儾利 毛々那比苔 比苔破易陪廼毛 多牟伽 毛勢儒
    • 720: Nihon Shoki (page 297)
      武内宿禰自東國還之奏言、東夷之中、有日高見國。其國人、男女並椎結文身、爲人勇悍。是總曰蝦夷。亦土地沃壤而曠之。撃可取也。
    • 720: Nihon Shoki (page 300)
      今東國不安、暴神多起。亦蝦夷悉叛、屡略人民。遣誰人以平其亂。
    • 720: Nihon Shoki (page 303)
      其東夷之中、蝦夷是尤強焉。男女交居、父子無別。冬則宿穴、夏則住樔。衣毛飮血、昆弟相疑。登山如飛禽、行草如走獸。
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Etymology 2Edit

Kanji in this term
Jinmeiyō Jinmeiyō
Irregular

emisiemisu.

PronunciationEdit

  • (Irregular reading)
  • IPA(key): [e̞misɨᵝ]

NounEdit

蝦夷 (hiragana えみす, rōmaji emisu)

  1. an ancient ethnic group living in eastern Japan; likely equivalent to the Ainu

Etymology 3Edit

Kanji in this term
Jinmeiyō Jinmeiyō
Irregular

emisuebisu.

PronunciationEdit

  • (Irregular reading)
  • IPA(key): [e̞bisɨᵝ]

NounEdit

蝦夷 (hiragana えびす, rōmaji ebisu)

  1. an ancient ethnic group living in eastern Japan; likely equivalent to the Ainu

Etymology 4Edit

Kanji in this term
Jinmeiyō Jinmeiyō
Irregular

emisiemsiemzoezo.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

蝦夷 (hiragana えぞ, rōmaji ezo)

  1. an ancient ethnic group living in eastern Japan; likely equivalent to the Ainu
Derived termsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, ISBN 4-385-13905-9
  2. ^ 1998, NHK日本語発音アクセント辞典 (NHK Japanese Pronunciation Accent Dictionary) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: NHK, ISBN 978-4-14-011112-3