蜻蛉

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Chinese[edit]

dragonfly sandfly
simp. and trad.
(蜻蛉)

Pronunciation[edit]


Noun[edit]

蜻蛉

  1. damselfly, lacewing

Japanese[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

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Kanji in this term
Hyōgaiji Hyōgaiji
Irregular

The kanji are jukujikun (熟字訓), from Chinese 蜻蛉 (damselfly)

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Pronunciation[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Noun[edit]

蜻蛉 (hiragana とんぼ, katakana トンボ, rōmaji tonbo)

  1. dragonfly
Derived terms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

Kanji in this term
Hyōgaiji Hyōgaiji
Irregular
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Noun[edit]

蜻蛉 (hiragana とんぼう, katakana トンボウ, rōmaji tonbō, historical hiragana とんばう)

  1. dragonfly

Etymology 3[edit]

Kanji in this term
Hyōgaiji Hyōgaiji
Irregular
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Noun[edit]

蜻蛉 (hiragana とうぼう, katakana トウボウ, rōmaji tōbō, historical hiragana とうばう)

  1. dragonfly

Etymology 4[edit]

Kanji in this term
Hyōgaiji Hyōgaiji
Irregular
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Noun[edit]

蜻蛉 (hiragana あきず, katakana アキズ, rōmaji akizu, historical hiragana あきづ)

  1. (archaic) Alternative spelling of 秋津: dragonfly

Etymology 5[edit]

Kanji in this term
Hyōgaiji Hyōgaiji
Irregular
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Noun[edit]

蜻蛉 (hiragana あきつ, katakana アキツ, rōmaji akitsu)

  1. (archaic, since the Heian period) Alternative spelling of 秋津: dragonfly

Etymology 6[edit]

Kanji in this term
Hyōgaiji Hyōgaiji
Irregular
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Noun[edit]

蜻蛉 (hiragana えんば, katakana エンバ, rōmaji enba, historical hiragana ゑんば)

  1. (archaic) dragonfly

Etymology 7[edit]

Kanji in this term
せい
Hyōgaiji
れい
Hyōgaiji
on'yomi
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Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

蜻蛉 (hiragana せいれい, katakana セイレイ, rōmaji seirei)

  1. dragonfly

Etymology 8[edit]

Kanji in this term
Hyōgaiji Hyōgaiji
Irregular

Change in meaning from 陽炎 (kagerō, heat haze, heat shimmer), from the way that the insects fly in swarms that visually resemble heat haze.[3]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

蜻蛉 (hiragana かげろう, katakana カゲロウ, rōmaji kagerō, historical hiragana かげろふ)

  1. Obsolete spelling of 蜉蝣: dragonfly

Etymology 9[edit]

Kanji in this term
Hyōgaiji Hyōgaiji
Irregular

Change in meaning from 陽炎 (kagirō, heat haze, heat shimmer), from the way that the insects fly in swarms that visually resemble heat haze.[3]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (Irregular reading)
    • IPA(key): [ka̠ɡʲiɾo̞ː]

Noun[edit]

蜻蛉 (hiragana かぎろう, katakana カギロウ, rōmaji kagirō, historical hiragana かぎろふ)

  1. Obsolete spelling of 蜉蝣: dragonfly

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 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
  3. 3.0 3.1 1988, 国語大辞典(新装版) (Kokugo Dai Jiten, Revised Edition) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Shogakukan