薔薇

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
Hyōgaiji Hyōgaiji

Etymology 1[edit]

From (ibara, bramble, briar), itself an alteration from earlier reading ubara of the same meaning. The reading mubara appears in Heian period sources, but ubara is older.

Alternative forms[edit]

Noun[edit]

薔薇 (hiragana ばら, romaji bara)

  1. any shrub with thorns: a bramble, a briar
  2. a thorny flower of the genus Rosa: a rose
Derived terms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

/syaubi/ → /syoːbi/ [ɕoːbi]. From Sinitic 薔薇.

Noun[edit]

薔薇 (hiragana しょうび, historical hiragana しやうび, romaji shōbi)

  1. a thorny flower of the genus Rosa: a rose

Etymology 3[edit]

/saubi/ → /soːbi/ [soːbi]. From alteration of shōbi reading.

Noun[edit]

薔薇 (hiragana そうび, historical hiragana さうび, romaji sōbi)

  1. a thorny flower of the genus Rosa: a rose

Mandarin[edit]

simpl. 蔷薇
trad.

Pronunciation[edit]

Mandarin (Standard Chinese, Beijing)
Pinyin qiángwéi
Zhuyin ㄑㄧㄤˊ ㄨㄟˊ
IPA (key) /t͡ɕʰi̯ɑŋ³⁵ u̯eɪ̯³⁵/

Noun[edit]

薔薇 (traditional, Pinyin qiángwéi, simplified 蔷薇)

  1. (botany) rose