蜜蜂

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Chinese[edit]

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

Pronunciation[edit]


蜜蜂

Noun[edit]

蜜蜂

  1. bee; honey bee (Classifier: m c;  m)

Synonyms[edit]

Derived terms[edit]

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

Descendants[edit]

Sino-Xenic (蜜蜂):
  • Korean: 밀봉 (蜜蜂, milbong)
  • Vietnamese: mật phưng (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]

(みつ)(ばち) (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