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