蜜蜂

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Chinese[edit]

honey bee; wasp
simp. and trad.
(蜜蜂)
anagram 蜂蜜

Pronunciation[edit]


Noun[edit]

蜜蜂

  1. bee; honeybee (Classifier: m;  m)

Synonyms[edit]

Dialectal synonyms of 蜜蜂 (“honeybee”) [map]
Variety Location Words
Classical Chinese 蜜蜂, 蠟蜂
Formal (Written Standard Chinese) 蜜蜂
Taxonomic name 蜜蜂
Mandarin Beijing 蜜蜂
Taiwan 蜜蜂
Jinan 蜜蜂
Xi'an 蜜蜂,
Wuhan 蜂子
Chengdu 蜂子
Yangzhou 蜜蜂
Hefei 蜜蜂
Cantonese Guangzhou 蜜蜂
Hong Kong 蜜蜂
Taishan 蜜蜂
Yangjiang 蜜蜂
Gan Nanchang 蜜蜂
Hakka Meixian 糖蜂仔
Miaoli (N. Sixian) 糖蜂仔, 蜂仔
Liudui (S. Sixian) 糖蜂仔, 蜂仔
Hsinchu (Hailu) 糖蜂仔, 蜂仔
Dongshi (Dabu) 糖蜂,
Hsinchu (Raoping) 糖蜂仔, 糖蜂, 蜂仔,
Yunlin (Zhao'an) 蜜蜂,
Jin Taiyuan 蜜蜂
Min Bei Jian'ou 蜜蜂,
Min Dong Fuzhou 蜜蜂
Min Nan Xiamen 蜜蜂
Quanzhou 蜜蜂
Zhangzhou 蜜蜂
Taipei , 蜜蜂
Penang 蜜蜂
Chaozhou
Wu Shanghai 蜜蜂
Suzhou 蜜蜂
Wenzhou 蜜蜂
Xiang Changsha 蜜蜂, 蜜蜂子
Shuangfeng 蜜蜂

Derived terms[edit]

  • 蜜蜂章 (“The Bee, the sixteenth sura of the Qur'an”)

Descendants[edit]

Sino-Xenic (蜜蜂):

See also[edit]


Japanese[edit]

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Kanji in this term
みつ
Grade: S
はち > ばち
Grade: S
jūbakoyomi

Etymology[edit]

Compound of (mitsu, honey) +‎ (hachi, bee).[1][2][3] The hachi changes to bachi as an instance of rendaku (連濁).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

蜜蜂 (hiragana みつばち, katakana ミツバチ, rōmaji mitsubachi)

  1. honey bee

Usage notes[edit]

As with many terms that name organisms, this term is often spelled in katakana, especially in biological contexts, as ミツバチ.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 1988, 国語大辞典(新装版) (Kokugo Dai Jiten, Revised Edition) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Shogakukan
  2. 2.0 2.1 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, →ISBN
  3. 3.0 3.1 1997, 新明解国語辞典 (Shin Meikai Kokugo Jiten), Fifth Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, →ISBN
  4. ^ 1998, NHK日本語発音アクセント辞典 (NHK Japanese Pronunciation Accent Dictionary) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: NHK, →ISBN