胡瓜

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Chinese[edit]

barbarian; recklessly; surname
 
melon; claw; gourd
melon; claw; gourd; squash
trad. (胡瓜)
simp. #(胡瓜)

Pronunciation[edit]


Noun[edit]

胡瓜

  1. cucumber

Synonyms[edit]

Japanese[edit]

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Etymology 1[edit]

Kanji in this term
きうり
Jinmeiyō Jinmeiyō
jukujikun
Alternative spelling
黄瓜

Compound of () (ki, yellow) + (うり) (uri, gourd). (Can this(+) etymology be sourced?)

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

胡瓜(きうり) (kiuri

  1. cucumber

Etymology 2[edit]

Kanji in this term
きゅうり
Jinmeiyō Jinmeiyō
jukujikun
Alternative spelling
黄瓜

/kiuri//kɨːri/

Sound shift of kiuri, above (きうきゅう). Now the modern Japanese word for "cucumber".

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

胡瓜(きゅうり) or 胡瓜(キュウリ) (kyūriきうり (kiuri) or キウリ (kiuri)?

  1. cucumber
Usage notes[edit]

As with many terms that name organisms, this term is often spelled in katakana, especially in biological contexts (where katakana is customary), as キュウリ.

Etymology 3[edit]

Kanji in this term
Jinmeiyō Jinmeiyō
Alternative spelling
黄瓜

Noun[edit]

胡瓜(きうい) (kiui

  1. (Kagoshima) cucumber

Etymology 4[edit]

Kanji in this term
Jinmeiyō Jinmeiyō

Noun[edit]

胡瓜(きゅい) (kyui

  1. (Kagoshima) cucumber

Etymology 5[edit]

Kanji in this term
そばうり
Jinmeiyō Jinmeiyō
jukujikun

Probably a compound of (そば) (soba, side) + (うり) (uri, gourd). (Can this(+) etymology be sourced?)

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [so̞ba̠ɯ̟ᵝɾʲi]

Noun[edit]

胡瓜(そばうり) (sobauri

  1. (obsolete) cucumber

Further reading[edit]

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, →ISBN

Kikai[edit]

Kanji in this term
Jinmeiyō Jinmeiyō
Alternative spelling
黄瓜

Noun[edit]

胡瓜(きうい) (kiui

  1. cucumber

References[edit]

Okinawan[edit]

Kanji in this term
きー
Jinmeiyō
うい
Jinmeiyō
irregular kun’yomi
Alternative spelling
黄瓜

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

(きー)(うい) (kīui

  1. cucumber

References[edit]