母艦

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See also: 母舰

Chinese[edit]

female; mother warship
trad. (母艦)
simp. (母舰)

Etymology[edit]

Wasei kango (和製漢語), orthographically borrowed from Japanese  () (かん) (bokan, mothership)

Pronunciation[edit]


Noun[edit]

母艦

  1. mother ship

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term

Grade: 2
かん
Grade: S
on’yomi

Etymology[edit]

Compound of (bo, mother) +‎ (kan, warship), calque of English mother ship. First used during the Meiji period (1868–1912).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

母艦 (hiragana ぼかん, rōmaji bokan)

  1. a mother ship, a tender (watercraft)
    1894, 大本營海軍參謀部 (Dai Hon'ei Kaigun Sanbō-bu, Imperial HQ, Navy Staff Section), 聯合艦隊出征報告 (Rengō Kantai Shussei Hōkoku, Report on Combined Fleet Campaigns)[1] (in Japanese), page 183:
     (ホン) (タイ) (ロク) (セキ) (ダイ) () (イウ) (ゲキ) (タイ) (ロク) (セキ) (ホン) (タイ) () (ゾク) () () (ヤマ) (アマ) () () (カン) (イワ) () (ホン) (タイ) (ユキ) (チガヒ) (セン) (スイ) (ワン) (オモム)ケルモノ、 (ゴト)近江 (アフミ) (マル) (ホン) (ジツ) () () ()ヨリ (タウ) (チャク) () (コミ) (ガイ) (ダイ) (イチ) (イウ) (ゲキ) (タイ) (アキ) () (シマ)水雷艇隊 (スイライテイタイ)母艦 (ボカン) (ヤマ) (シロ) (マル)
    “Hontai no rokuseki daini yūgekitai no rokuseki hontai fuzoku Yaeyama, Amagi no nikan (Iwaki wa hontai to yukichigai ni Sensui-wan ni omomukeru mono, gotoshi Ōmi-maru wa honjitsu Sasebo yori tōchaku no mikomi) gai ni daiichi yūgekitai no Akitsushima, suiraitei-tai no bokan Yamashiro-maru”
    “Aside from two warships belonging to Yaeyama and Amagi, attached to six ships of the second floating column, six ships of the main force (the Iwaki to miss the main force and head to Repulse Bay, likewise the Ōmi-maru expected to arrive from Sasebo today), the first floating column's Akitsushima and the torpedo-boat squad mothership [tender] Yamashiro-maru”
  2. Short for 航空母艦 (kōkū bokan, aircraft carrier).

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References[edit]

  1. ^ 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, →ISBN
  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
  3. ^ 1997, 新明解国語辞典 (Shin Meikai Kokugo Jiten), Fifth Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, →ISBN