ゴキブリ

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Japanese[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From 御器かぶり (gokikaburi), which came from 御器 (goki, dish) + かぶり (kaburi, biting). Up until the Meiji era, this used to be the word for "cockroach". Due to typographical errors, the became omitted. The original form still exists today in certain dialects, and furthermore there are variations of it across dialects as well.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

ゴキブリ (hiragana ごきぶり, rōmaji gokiburi)

  1. a cockroach

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References[edit]

  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