無花果

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Chinese[edit]

 
‑less; not to have; no; none; not; to lack; un-
 
flower; blossom; to spend; fancy pattern
fruit; result
trad. (無花果)
simp. (无花果)
Literally: “flowerless fruit”.
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無花果 (Written Standard Chinese?)
無花果 (Cantonese)
vù-fâ-kó (Hakka)
ù-huă-guō (Min Dong)

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無花果

  1. fig

Japanese[edit]

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Etymology 1[edit]

Kanji in this term
Grade: 4 Grade: 1 Grade: 4
Irregular

The kanji spelling (no) + (flower) + (fruit) is an example of semantic use of ateji (当て字) called jukujikun (熟字訓), to denote a tree that bears fruit without flowering. The いちじく (ichijiku) reading is possibly a Japanese corruption of Middle Chinese 映日果 (ʔˠiæŋH ȵiɪt̚ kuɑX, fig), which is a transcription of Persian انجیر (anjir, fig) + (kuɑX).

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Noun[edit]

無花果 (hiragana いちじく, katakana イチジク, rōmaji ichijiku, historical hiragana いちぢく)

  1. fig
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Etymology 2[edit]

Kanji in this term

Grade: 4

Grade: 1

Grade: 4
on’yomi

From Middle Chinese 無花果 (mɨo hˠua kuɑX).

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無花果 (hiragana むかか, rōmaji mukaka, historical hiragana むくわくわ)

  1. fig

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References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 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

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Hanja in this term

Noun[edit]

無花果 (muhwagwa) (hangeul 무화과)

  1. Hanja form? of 무화과, “fig”.