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くにふ【九年母】

 Ryukyu (Yoron, Okinawa)

kunifu [kuniɸu]

Definition

Noun

  1. Orange
    1. くにふながこれー。
      kunifu naga koree.
      "Eat your orange!"

Etymology

Historically recorded for the Satsuma dialect in Gonza's works (ca. early 18th century) under the spelling кунѣбь (kunyeb[u]) "orange (fruit)". Cognate to Amakusa (Kumamoto) くねぶ kunebu "orange tree"; Tokunoshima くねぶ kunebu and くねん kunen "orange"; Yoron and Okinawan くにぶ kunibu and くにふ kunifu "orange"; standard Japanese くねんぼ【九年母】 kunenbo or くねんぶ kunenbu "orange tree".

Notes

意味:みかん【蜜柑】

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