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べべ

 North (Yamagata), Chugoku (Yamaguchi), Shikoku (Kagawa), Kyushu (Fukuoka, Nagasaki, Oita)

bebe

Definition

Noun

  1. Calf; calves; cow; cows; cattle

Etymology

Cognate to Yamagata, Yamaguchi, Kagawa, Fukuoka, Nagasaki and Oita べべ bebe; to Hyogo, Hiroshima, Tottori, Nagasaki and Oita べーべ beebe; to Shizuoka, Mie, Miyazaki and Oita べー bee; to Nagano and Nagasaki べーぼ beebo "calf; cow"; to Nagano ぼーぼー boobo; to Kanagawa and Kagoshima もー moo; Shizuoka もーん moon; Kanagawa もーや mooya; and to Kagoshima and Miyazaki べぶ bebu "cow". Possibly of onomatopoeic origin or related to the prefix 【雌】 me "female (animal)".

Also related to Hyogo べーこ beeko; Tottori べーべのこ【べーべの子】 beebenoko; Shimane めーのこ meenoko; Shimane, Kagawa, Nagasaki and Oita べべんこ【べべん子】 bebenko; and Kagoshima and Miyazaki べぶんこ【べぶん子】 bebunko "calf". Also related to Tohoku べご bego; Tohoku, Tochigi, Niigata, Yamanashi, Hyogo and Kyoto べこ beko "cow"; Fukushima べーこ beeko; Iwate べーご beego; Gunma べご bego; Aomori べごっこ begokko; Yamanashi べごこ begoko; and Ainu ペコ peko "cow".

意味:こうし【子牛・仔牛】、うし【牛】

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