伐採

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伐採 (bassai): a tree that has been felled for logging.
Kanji in this term
ばつ > ばっ
Grade: S
さい
Grade: 5
on'yomi

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Chinese compound 伐採 ‎(bjot tshojX, literally attack, strike + gather). More commonly encountered in modern Mandarin with the characters in the reverse order, as traditional 採伐 and simplified 采伐 ‎(cǎifá, to fell / to cut).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

伐採 ‎(hiragana ばっさい, romaji bassai)

  1. logging

Verb[edit]

伐採する ‎(transitive, hiragana ばっさいする, romaji bassai suru)

  1. to cut down (trees), to fell
    森林 (しんりん)立木 (たちき)伐採 (ばっさい)する
    shinrin no tachiki o bassai suru
    to fell timber from the forest

Conjugation[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, ISBN 4-385-13905-9