山芋

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Japanese[edit]

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山芋: yamaimo for sale in a grocery.
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Kanji in this term
やま
Grade: 1
いも
Grade: S
kun'yomi

Etymology[edit]

Compound of (yama, mountain) +‎ (imo, tuber, potato).[1]

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Noun[edit]

山芋 (hiragana やまいも, romaji yamaimo)

  1. Dioscorea japonica, a type of yam

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References[edit]

  1. ^ 1988, 国語大辞典(新装版) (Kokugo Dai Jiten, Revised Edition) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Shogakukan
  2. ^ 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, ISBN 4-385-13905-9

Mandarin[edit]

simpl. and trad.

Pronunciation[edit]

Mandarin (Standard Chinese, Beijing)
Pinyin shānyú
Zhuyin ㄕㄢ ㄩˊ
IPA (key) /ʂa̠n⁵⁵ y³⁵/

Noun[edit]

山芋 (traditional and simplified, Pinyin shānyú): lit. mountain taro

  1. Dioscorea opposita, a type of yam
  2. Ipomoea batatas, sweet potato, kumara

Synonyms[edit]

  • 山药 (shānyào, Dioscorea opposita, lit. mountain medicine)