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ふぃーとぅ【海豚】

 Ryukyu (Okinawa)

fiitu [ɸiːtu]

Definition

Noun

  1. Dolphin

Etymology

Cognate to Kikai and Yoron ぴとぅ pitu; Kikai and Kunigami (Takazato) ふぃとぅ fitu; Amami ふとぅ futu; Kunigami (Kin) ひーとぅい hiitui; Okinawan ふぃーとぅ fiitu and ひーとぅ hiitu ; Yonaguni ひとぅ hitu "dolphin". Likely derived from the Chinese term 【海豚】 "dolphin" (cf. Mandarin hǎitún; Cantonese hoi2 tyun4; Hakka hói-thùn; Wu he den (T2); and Min Nan hái-thûnhai2 tung5hái-tu and hái-ti).

Notes

Variants: ひーとぅ hiitu and ひーとぅー hiituu.

意味:いるか【海豚】

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