薔薇

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Chinese[edit]

wild rose
trad. (薔薇)
simp. (蔷薇)

Pronunciation[edit]


Noun[edit]

薔薇

  1. (botany) rose

Japanese[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Kanji in this term
Hyōgaiji Hyōgaiji
Irregular

From ‎(ibara, bramble, briar), itself an alteration from earlier reading ubara of the same meaning. The reading mubara appears in Heian period sources, but ubara is older.

Alternative forms[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

薔薇 ‎(hiragana ばら, katakana バラ, romaji bara)

  1. any shrub with thorns: a bramble, a briar
  2. a thorny flower of the genus Rosa: a rose
Derived terms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

Kanji in this term
しょう
Hyōgaiji

Hyōgaiji
on'yomi

/syaubi/ → /syoːbi/ [ɕoːbi]. From Chinese 薔薇.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

薔薇 ‎(hiragana しょうび, romaji shōbi, historical hiragana しやうび)

  1. a thorny flower of the genus Rosa: a rose

Etymology 3[edit]

Kanji in this term
そう
Hyōgaiji

Hyōgaiji
on'yomi

/saubi/ → /soːbi/ [soːbi]. From alteration of shōbi reading.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

薔薇 ‎(hiragana そうび, romaji sōbi, historical hiragana さうび)

  1. a thorny flower of the genus Rosa: a rose

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