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せっ・しぇっ【蝉・蟬】

 Kyushu (Kagoshima)

seq · se' [ɕeʔ]

Definition

Noun

  1. Cicada

Etymology

Derived from the form せび sebi, cognate to standard Japanese せみ【蝉】 semi "cicada", and its rarer variants そみ somi and しおみ shiomi (as in 虚蝉 utsusomi ~ utsushiomi "cicada molt; cicada shell"). Ultimately from Chinese 【蝉・蟬】 (cf. Mandarin chán; Cantonese sim4 or sin4; and the Korean reflex 선 soen and Japanese せん sen).

意味:せみ【蝉・蟬】

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