茉莉

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Cantonese[edit]

simpl. and trad.

Etymology[edit]

From Sanskrit मालती (mālatī) and/or मल्लिका (mallikā).

Noun[edit]

茉莉 (Jyutping mutlei, Yale mut6lei6)

  1. (White) jasmine (flower); any of several plants, of the genus Jasminum, mostly native to Asia, having fragrant white or yellow flowers.
  2. The perfume obtained from these plants.

Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
Jinmeiyō Jinmeiyō

Etymology 1[edit]

From Sanskrit मालती (mālatī) or मल्लिका (mallikā).

Noun[edit]

A budding Jasminum sambac.

茉莉 (hiragana まつり, katakana マツリ, romaji matsuri)

  1. The jasmine plant; of the genus Jasminum.
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Proper noun[edit]

茉莉 (hiragana まつり, romaji Matsuri)

  1. (rare) A female given name

Etymology 2[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

茉莉 (hiragana まり, romaji Mari)

  1. A female given name

Etymology 3[edit]

From English Marie. The kanji are ateji.

Proper noun[edit]

茉莉 (hiragana まりい, romaji Marī)

  1. (rare) A female given name

Etymology 4[edit]

From English Jasmine. The kanji are ateji.

Proper noun[edit]

茉莉 (hiragana じゃすみん, romaji Jasumin)

  1. (rare) A female given name

Mandarin[edit]

simpl. and trad.

Etymology[edit]

From Sanskrit मालती (mālatī) &/or मल्लिका (mallikā).

Pronunciation[edit]

Mandarin (Standard Chinese, Beijing)
Pinyin mòlì
Zhuyin ㄇㄛˋ ㄌㄧˋ
IPA (key) /mu̯ɔ⁵¹⁻⁵³ li⁵¹/

Noun[edit]

茉莉 (traditional and simplified, Pinyin mòlì)

  1. (White) jasmine (flower); any of several plants, of the genus Jasminum, mostly native to Asia, having fragrant white or yellow flowers.
  2. The perfume obtained from these plants.

References[edit]

  • Peyraube, Alain. "Ancient Chinese." The Cambridge Encyclopedia of the World's Ancient Languages. Ed. Roger D. Woodard. Cambridge UP, 2004. 1012.

Min Nan[edit]

simpl. and trad.

Noun[edit]

茉莉 (traditional and simplified, POJ ba̍k-nī)

  1. jasmine