母艦

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Chinese[edit]

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母艦

  1. mother ship

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term

Grade: 2
かん
Grade: S
on'yomi

Etymology[edit]

Wasei kango: a Japanese coinage based on Chinese. First found during the Meiji Period, later borrowed into Chinese.

Compound of (bo, mother) +‎ (kan, warship). Calque of English mother ship.

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Noun[edit]

母艦 (hiragana ぼかん, romaji bokan)

  1. a mother ship (specifically a water craft)
  2. short for 航空母艦 (kōkū bokan, aircraft carrier)

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References[edit]

  • 聯合艦隊出征報告 (Rengō Kantai Shussei Hōkoku [Report on Combined Fleet Campaigns]), 大本營海軍參謀部 (Dai Hon'ei Kaigun Sanbō-bu: Imperial HQ, Navy Staff Section), Tōkyō, 1894, page 183[1] (in Japanese). Retrieved 2012-06-22.
    "本隊ノ六隻第二遊撃隊ノ六隻本隊附属八重山、天城ノ二艦(磐城ハ本隊ト行違ニ淺水XXニ赴ケルモノ、如シ近江丸ハ本日佐世保ヨリ到着ノ見込)外ニ第一遊撃隊ノ秋津洲、水雷艇隊ノ母艦山城丸" (XX = illegible character)