白鳥

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See also: 白鸟

Chinese[edit]

 
white; empty; blank; bright; clear; plain; pure; gratuitous
bird
trad. (白鳥)
simp. (白鸟)
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Pronunciation[edit]


Noun[edit]

白鳥

  1. white-feathered bird, such as swan, heron, crane
  2. Alternative name for 蚊子 (wénzi, “mosquito”).

Japanese[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Kanji in this term
はく
Grade: 1
ちょう
Grade: 2
on'yomi
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(haku, white) +‎ (chō, bird)

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Noun[edit]

白鳥 (hiragana はくちょう, katakana ハクチョウ, rōmaji hakuchō, historical hiragana はくてう, historical katakana ハクテウ)

  1. a swan[3] (waterfowl of the genus Cygnus)

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Etymology 2[edit]

Kanji in this term
しろ
Grade: 1
とり
Grade: 2
kun'yomi
Kanji in this term
しら
Grade: 1
とり
Grade: 2
kun'yomi

(shira, shiro, white) +‎ (tori, bird)

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Noun[edit]

白鳥 (hiragana しらとり, katakana シラトリ, rōmaji shiratori, alternative reading しろとり, katakana シロトリ, rōmaji shirotori)

  1. (literally) a white-feathered bird
  2. a swan (waterfowl of the genus Cygnus)

Proper noun[edit]

白鳥 (hiragana しらとり, rōmaji Shiratori)

  1. A surname​.

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 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
  3. ^ 2002, Ineko Kondō; Fumi Takano; Mary E Althaus; et. al., Shogakukan Progressive Japanese-English Dictionary, Third Edition, Tokyo: Shōgakukan, ISBN 4095102535.

Korean[edit]

Hanja in this term

Noun[edit]

白鳥 (baekjo) (hangeul 백조)

  1. Hanja form? of 백조, “swan”.
  2. white heron, compare 백로