蜜蜂

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Chinese[edit]

simpl. and trad.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

蜜蜂 (classifier 只 or 群)

  1. bee, honeybee

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Japanese[edit]

蜜蜂: a honeybee.
Kanji in this term
みつ
Grade: S
はち > ばち
Grade: S
jūbakoyomi
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Etymology[edit]

Compound of (mitsu, honey) +‎ (hachi, bee).[1][2][3] The hachi changes to bachi due to rendaku (連濁).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

蜜蜂 (hiragana みつばち, romaji mitsubachi)

  1. a honeybee

Usage notes[edit]

As with many terms that name organisms, this term is often spelled in katakana in biological contexts, as ミツバチ.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  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. 3.0 3.1 1997, 新明解国語辞典 (Shin Meikai Kokugo Jiten), Fifth Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, ISBN 4-385-13143-0
  4. ^ 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